Main Card at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+
Prelims Exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET
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The UFC kicks off 2022 with UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas this Saturday, Jan. 15. ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) will carry the main card at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and ESPN+ will exclusively stream the prelims at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Kattar vs. Chikadze on ESPN2 Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET and will provide fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into Fight Night.
The first UFC main event of the year features a top-10 showdown between two exciting featherweights looking to move closer to the title with a win, when No. 5 Calvin Kattar (22-5) takes on No. 8 Giga Chikadze (14-2). Kattar was rising in the ranks until last January when he suffered a five-round decision loss to former champion Max Holloway. Chikadze is currently one of the division’s fastest-rising contenders, with nine consecutive wins in a row, the last seven of which have come in the UFC.
The co-main pits Jake Collier (12-6) vs. Chase Sherman (15-8), a pair of American heavyweights. After nearly a three-year layoff from 2017 to 2020, Collier moved up to heavyweight and has won one of his three bouts. The 33-year-old Missouri native is a tough out and has looked better each time out following his extended hiatus Sherman also re-emerged in the UFC in 2020, posting a victory over Ike Villanueva before dropping consecutive decisions to Andrei Arlovski and Parker Porter in 2021. The 32-year-old from Mississippi is a good athlete with more fluidity than many of his heavyweight counterparts. Twelve of his 15 wins ended in the first round.
Brendan Fitzgerald will call the action, alongside two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz and UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Heidi Androl will serve as reporter.
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Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 1/14||5:30||UFC Live presented by DraftKings:
Kattar vs. Chikadze
|6:05||UFC Fight Night Pre-show presented by DraftKings:
Kattar vs. Chikadze
|5 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze
|7 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Presented by Modelo: Kattar vs. Chikadze
|ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+|
|10 p.m.*||UFC Fight Night Post Show: Kattar vs. Chikadze||ESPN+|
* immediately following main card
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|7 p.m.||Main||Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze|
|Co-Main||Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman|
|Undercard||Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin|
|Undercard||Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia|
|Undercard||Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borschev|
|Undercard||Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito|
|ESPN+||5 p.m.||Feature||Jamie Pickett vs. Joseph Holmes|
|Undercard||Court McGee vs. Ramiz Brahimaj|
|Undercard||Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Croom|
|Undercard||TJ Brown vs. Charles Rosa|
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