A featherweight clash between Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen, the 5th and 6th ranked fighters in the division respectively, is being targeted to headline the upcoming UFC event on 29th October in las Vegas.
The report was made by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who claimed that a “Big one at featherweight in the works” as revealed to him by Dana White, with an official announcement to be made soon.
Big one at featherweight in the works … No. 5 Calvin Kattar (@CalvinKattar) vs. No. 6 Arnold Allen (@Arnoldbfa) will headline UFC Fight Night on Oct. 29, per Dana White. Should be official shortly. Action fight. pic.twitter.com/yyobEPbdcB
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 15, 2022
Calvin Kattar to headline his fifth straight UFC event against Arnold Allen
Kattar is coming off a split decision loss against Josh Emmett in the main event of UFC Austin back in June. His last victory in the Octagon dates back to UFC Vegas 46 on 15th January when Kattar defeated Giga Chikadze via unanimous decision, his only win in his last three fights. The Oct 29 event will be Katter’s fifth consecutive main event appearance and his sixth overall.
On the contrary, Allen has been on a stellar run in the UFC. The former M4TC Lightweight Champion has remained undefeated across his nine outings in the Octagon and in his most recent victory, the Brit defeated Dan Hooker via TKO in the first round at UFC London back in March, so far the biggest win in his pro career.
UFC Vegas Oct 29 Full Fight Card
- Featherweight Main Event: Calvin Kattar vs. Arnold Allen (official announcement awaited)
- Featherweight: Edson Barboza vs. Ilia Topuria
- Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby vs. Khalil Rountree
- Middleweight: Roman Dolidze vs. Phil Hawes
- Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Max Griffin
- Featherweight: Chase Hooper vs. Steve Garcia
- Middleweight: Joseph Holmes vs. Jun Yong Park
- Heavyweight: Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Bantamweight: Christian Rodriguez vs. Garrett Armfield
- Middleweight: Tresean Gore vs. Josh Fremd
- Lightweight bout: Mark Madsen vs. Drakkar Klose
- Flyweight: Cody Durden vs. Kleydson Rodrigues