Calvin Kattar Is A Beast
After his dominant victory over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 13, Calvin Kattar put the top of UFC’s featherweight division on notice. Slick boxing, toughness, conditioning, and large stature of Kattar proved to be to much for the Xtreme Couture combatant. Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar (6-2 UFC, 22-4 MMA), now boasts notable wins over Dan Ige, Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas, Shane Burgos, and Andre Fili. Of those UFC wins, Kattar has four fighters inside the octagon. By snapping Ige’s 6 fight winning streak, demonstrates the quality of opponent that he is able to dispatch. A fight between Calvin Kattar and Brian Ortega would be phenomenal to watch.
Don’t Sleep On Jimmie Rivera
Jimmie Rivera beat the talented Cody Stamann on short notice via unanimous decision. Before this fight Jimmie”El Terror” Rivera (7-3 UFC, 23 – 4 MMA) had lost 3 of his last 4 matches. He suffered a head kick defeat to featherweight title contender Marlon Moraes, and decision losses to No.1 contender Alijamain Sterling and current champion Petr Yan. Before the skid however Rivera was riding a 20 fight win streak with wins over Pedro Munhoz, Urijah Faber, Brian Kelleher. Rivera is an elite featherweight who has only lost to the absolute top of the division.
Look Out For Khamzat Chimaev
Hot damn that was a beating. The undefeated Khamzat Chimaev beat down John Phillips until he sunk in the Brabo choke for a second round submission. Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev (1-0 UFC, 7-0 MMA) is one dangerous middleweight. At 26 years of age, hopefully the UFC does not look to rush the young fighter. Allow Chimaev to get more time inside the octagon and develop his already deadly skill set. Some of his previous fights were also at welterweight, so it will be interesting to see what happens next for the promising prospect.