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Calvin Kattar-Josh Emmett to headline June 18 UFC Fight Night

Brett Okamoto

A featherweight matchup between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett will headline a UFC Fight Night on June 18, the promotion announced Saturday.

The UFC Fight Night is slated to take place in Austin, Texas.

Kattar (23-5) is coming off an impressive upset over Giga Chikadze in January. A Massachusetts native, Kattar fought only once in 2021, absorbing a lot of damage in a five-round loss to Max Holloway. After taking an entire year off, however, Kattar looked better than ever against Chikadze, who had won seven in a row in the UFC going in.

Emmett (17-2) is riding a four-fight winning streak. He also fought only once in 2021, recording a three-round win over Dan Ige in December. This will mark his first appearance of 2022. He fights out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento.

Kattar and Emmett are ranked Nos. 4 and 7 in the UFC's official rankings, respectively.

Current champion Alexander Volkanovski is fresh off a title defense against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 earlier this month. He does not have his next title bout scheduled.

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