The Ultimate Fighting Championship will kickstart this year’s calendar and partnership with the Broadcast network ABC with an actioned packed card UFC On ABC 1, headlined by Former Featherweight champion Max Holloway and top contender Calvin Cattar in a fight with future title implications.
The fight card will be their first partnership with the broadcast network, will be taking place at the Etihad Arena in the Middle East. The Fight card will start at exactly 3pm Et. following prelims on ESPN+.
Max Holloway will be looking to get back in the win Column after going two fights without a win and has lost three out of his last four. However, two of those losses has been against Alexander Volkanovski, first when he lost his belt at UFC 245 in 2019 and again in their UFBc 251 rematch this past July.
Calvin Cattar had been able to put up back to back wins and has won four if his last five, of-which three of those ended with a knockout. During the pandemic filled 2020, Cattar knocked out Jeremy Stevens and took a decision from Dan Ige in the headlining bout of a UFC Card.
Matt Brown (22-17 MMA, 15-11 UFC) and Carlos Condit (31-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) will collide in the Co-Main event with the two hoping to revive their UFC careers. Matt Brown is coming if a TKO loss to Miguel Baeza back in 2016 and that stopped his two fight knockout streak. Condit on the other hand , is hoping to build on the victory in his last outing. He took a decision victory over Court McGee in his last outing snapping a five fight lossing skid.
MAIN CARD (ABC, ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
Li Jingliang vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 12 p.m. ET)
Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Joselyne Edwards vs. Wu Yanan
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
Ramazan Emeev vs. David Zawada
Vanessa Melo vs. Sarah Moras
Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo
Gaetano Pirrello vs. Ricky Simon