On Saturday, January 15, UFC featherweight No. 5 tackles Calvin Kattar against Georgia’s Giga Chikadze, currently eight. Under the bright lights of the organization’s 130,000-square-foot Las Vegas headquarters, called the Apex, Kattar wants to recover after being handled by Max Holloway last year, while Chikadze, who has long been considered a promising competitor, is striving to to continue its rise. There’s also a compelling women’s flyweight competition between Katlyn Chookagian and Jennifer Maia (number two and four in their division, respectively), along with men’s lightweight and heavyweight competitions and the second performance of 26-year-old Joanerson Brito, A Brazilian on a 10-win series that debuted in Dana White’s Contender series last summer. If you’re wondering how to watch UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze (also known as UFC Vegas 46), you’ve come to the right place.
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How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze
Since its purchase in 2019, all non-title UFC-fights are shown exclusively by ESPN +, a streaming subscription service. Want to know how to buy the UFC Fight Night? There’s a $ 7 monthly fee on ESPN + for access, or you can pay an annual rate of $ 70 per year Save 15 percent. On top of that, because ESPN is owned by Disney, there is also a bundled rate, which includes Disney + and Hulu subscriptions, for $ 14 per month. Once your credit card information is in (sorry, no free trial), you can access live sports, including Kattar vs. Chikadze, from your mobile device via the ESPN + application, as well as on your smart TV and other connected devices, including Apple, Android and Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Oculus Go.
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Of course, an easy way to watch without paying the fee is to go to your nearest sports bar to catch the fight. Not sure if it will have it? Call ahead and ask if they carry ESPN + for Business, which adjusts its cost to the size of the venue. Big chains like Buffalo Wild Wings have long lasting relationships and with the organization and are a safe bet when they are in a pinch.
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When to Watch UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze
Set your alarm 19:00 East this Saturday, January 15, for the opening of the card, with Brito touching gloves with Bill Algeo, who already has three fights in the UFC (two losses, one win). At least we think that’s the plan – at the time of this writing, Brito is currently undergoing COVID testing, and Algeo has started joking with the press that should fellow featherweight and mainline fighter Kattar also get sick, Algeo is prepared to Take on Chikadze. Do you think this is far-fetched? It’s not just the NFL that is constantly getting players in and out of the coronavirus protocol, and the UFC already has a myriad of map changed on Thursday. Will Brito come out clean? Will Chikadze end up with a unicorn box? In these pandemic times, the only thing we know for sure is that UFC President Dana White will start the first game of the main card in a timely manner.
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Who to watch at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze
At the time of this writing (and except for any serious disease outbreaks), the map is as follows.
- Jamie Pickett vs Joseph Holmes
- Court McGee vs Ramiz Brahimaj
- Dakota Bush vs Viacheslav Borshchev
- Brian Kelleher vs Kevin Croom
- Charles Rosa teen TJ Brown
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs Zarrukh Adashev
- Calvin Kattar vs Giga Chikadze
- Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia
- Brandon Royval vs Rogerio Bontorin
- Jake Collier vs Chase Sherman
- Bill Algeo vs Joanerson Brito
Kattar is a guy to watch. As mentioned before, Max Holloway, who himself came from a championship loss a year earlier against Alexander Volkanovski, made a mockery of the fighter. Holloway strongly dominated Kattar and won all five rounds of the main event en route to setting numerous all-time UFC records, including total strikes landed and attempted, significant strikes landed and attempted, strike differential, distance strikes landed, and more. It was so skewed that Holloway looked at the comment box in the middle of the fight and shouted, “I’m the best boxer in the UFC!” and then again punched Kattar in the face. Needless to say, Kattar has some ground to make up for while completely disillusioned trying to regain a fanbase. At the same time, Chikadze is on a series of seven wins and holds a perfect record in the UFC. He has a penchant for going long, with four of those wins coming to a decision and a fifth after a third round of TKO. The resulting fireworks, as well as the game’s significance for both fighters’ careers, are a compelling story to behold.
Next, the women’s flyweight division begins to pick up. Chookagian and Maia, its two- and four-seed, respectively, fight it on the heights. But at its peak are the number-one contender, Jessica Andrade, who masturbates fighters, and the reigning champion, the technically perfect Valentina Shevchenko. If iron grinds iron, then Saturday’s game must throw a hell of a lot of sparks, because the only thing to follow is the one-two razor blades of the division’s leaders.
Finally, from main to undercard, there will no doubt be some compelling matches to come. But we one to watch? Look at Russian Viacheslav Borshchev, a 30-year-old striker who is new to the promotion. His bizarre UFC match before Saturday featured Canelo Alvarez-like counters and a round-two check-hook KO. Yes, he can kick, but on Saturday his fists will probably do the talking.
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