UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze January 15 on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

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UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze January 15 on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

Main Card at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+   

Prelims Exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET   

ESPN+ available on ESPN.com and ESPN App for mobile and connected TV devices    

To subscribe visit ESPNPlus.com/ufc 

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 


Sat., 1/15 

5 p.m.  UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze 


7 p.m.  UFC Fight Night Presented by Modelo: Kattar vs. Chikadze 

(Main Card) 

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) 

ESPN Deportes
ESPN+ (simulcast) 
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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Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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