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Fight Card Set For UFC’s Calvin Kattar-Giga Chikadze Event

The fight card is set for the UFC’s return in 2022.

Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze square off in the main event next Saturday night from Las Vegas. The main card airs on ESPN with prelims on ESPN+.

Talented striker Kattar (22-5, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.) has firmly etched himself among the featherweight division’s toughest competitors. Throughout his UFC run, he has secured spectacular KO victories over Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas and Shane Burgos. 

Decorated kickboxerChikadze (14-2, fighting out of Tbilisi, Georgia) wasted no time cracking into the featherweight elite since joining the UFC roster. Currently riding a nine-fight win streak, he has delivered memorable KO wins against Edson Barboza, Cub Swanson and Jamey Simmons. 

In the co-main event, Muslim Salikhov and Michel Pereira meet. 

Multiple-time Sanda world champion Salikhov (18-2, fighting out of Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia) has proven to be among the most dynamic strikers in the UFC. 

All-action fighterPereira (26-11 2NC, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) has proven to be among the most exciting fighters at 170 pounds. 

Additional bouts on the card include