Tuesday, July 5

UFC Fight Night: Josh Emmett defeats Calvin Kattar by controversial decision

Josh Emmett (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) defeated Calvin Kattar (23-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) by split decision in a big UFC FIght Night held in Austin, Texas.

The first round was classic studio fare, neither fighter showed their weapons, they threw a few punches, but none with power, there wasn’t anything significant that hurt anyone.

Emmett started more aggressive in the second episode, he released more combinations, but that eagerness to go to the front made him neglect the guard and Kattar connected a knee that opened a wound above Emmett’s left eye.

The next three rounds were full of action, raining blows from all sides, both fighters connected, punishing each other fiercely. They were difficult episodes to score as when the bell rang it was not clear who was the dominator.

The judges saw the fight: 48-47 and 48-47 in favor of Emmett and a single 47-48 card for Kattar.

“There’s a huge title fight in two weeks. I want to be sitting cageside to see who I’m fighting next,” Emmett said in the cage. “Dana (White), give me my shot.”

Other results.

Josh Emmett def. Calvin Kattar via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)

Kevin Holland def. Tim Means via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2,

1:28

Joaquin Buckley def. Albert Duraev via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 0:10

Damir Ismagulov def. Guram Kutateladze via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Gregory Rodrigues def. Julian Marquez via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:18

Adrian Yanez def. Tony Kelley via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:49

Natalia Silva def. Jasmine Jasudavicius via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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Jeremiah Wells def. Court McGee via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:34

Ricardo Ramos def. Danny Chavez via knockout (spinning back elbow) – Round 1, 1:12

Maria Oliveira def. Gloria de Paula via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Cody Stamann def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:59

Phil Hawes def. Deron Winn via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:25

Roman Dolidze def. Kyle Daukaus via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:13

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