Dana White isn’t slowing down after another historic year for the UFC as he looks to start 2022 on a high at Fight Night 200.
This year has been full of incredible drama with Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Kamaru Usman all involved in some exciting fights.
And next year promises to be just as exciting with Francis Ngannou against Ciryl Gane at the upcoming UFC 270.
But before that, Calvin Kattar will be looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway in January, but faces a tough task at Giga Chikadze in the first event of 2022.
Kattar vs. Chikadze: start date and time
The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022 but the location has not yet been confirmed.
The UFC Fight Night 200 main card is scheduled to start early Sunday morning for UK fans around 3 a.m.
Kattar (22-5) is 6-3 in the UFC but hasn’t seen any action since losing to former champion Holloway in January.
Chikadze (14-2), meanwhile, put together an impressive nine-game winning streak, including a perfect 7-0 start to life in the UFC Octagon.
Kattar v Chikadze: TV and Live Stream
The action will air on BT Sport and their coverage of the prelims will begin from 1am UK time. Sunday January 16.
It will be streamed live on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
EE mobile customers will be able to get a FREE three month trial of BT Sport by sending SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.
Fight Night events are also available through the UFC Battle Pass app, which costs £ 6.99 per month or £ 71.99 for an annual subscription.
Kattar vs. Chikadze: Battle Card
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze
- Muslim Salikhov vs. Michel Pereira
- Kleidison Rodrigues vs. Zarrukh Adashev
- Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
- Brian Kelleher vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
Kattar vs. Chikadze: What was said?
‘Ninja’ Chikadze is currently ranked three places below Kattar at No.8 in the table and is not happy with that.
“I’m not happy with it,” Chikadze told MMA Junkie.
“I was number 10. I beat No.9, but it wasn’t just a regular No.9 and it wasn’t a decision, not a split decision, not a close fight.
Like I said: I screw people up. When you beat someone like Edson Barboza and you’re # 10 and he’s # 9, you don’t just make one more and become # 8. I must be somewhere in the top five.