UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar went down today (Sat. January 16, 2021) from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy.
It was headlined by a meeting between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar in a featherweight bout.
The co-headliner saw a welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Carlos Condit. Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang, Alessio Di Chirico vs. Joaquin Buckley, and Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic finished out the main card.
It was certain to have a great day of fights. Check out MMA News’ UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar results below:
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
Max looked fast and strong with his strikes. Max was throwing in volumes so Kattar was limited with his output as he was covering up a lot. However, when Kattar did land, he left damage on the face of his opponent. Kattar did land a solid counter right hand with less than a minute to go. Kattar started to come alive in the middle of the second round and landed some good combos. When Kattar was able to throw first, he landed big. Holloway fired up with two minutes to go with combos of his own. Holloway stunned Kattar then he poured it on up against the fence. This busted open Kattar, who managed to recover and clinched, but Holloway continued to throw leather. Holloway rocked him with a head kick as the second round came to a close. The third round saw Holloway continue where he left off. Kattar seemed to have moments where he would fire up and land some decent shots but then Holloway would answer with twice as many strikes. Holloway never slowed down and destroyed his face with elbows up against the fence, but Kattar never stopped throwing strikes back. Eventually, the bell sounded and somehow Kattar survived. The toughness of Kattar shined through brightly. Kattar had some moments in the fifth round, but Max was talking trash. Holloway walked away with the decision win.
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
They had a feeling out process early before Brown scored a takedown right outside the first minute of the first round. Brown had a cut when he got the takedown as he scraped his face against the fence. Brown worked him over with strikes from the ground while Condit tried to get up, but couldn’t. Round two saw Brown rush out and clinch with him up against the fence. Condit got a takedown with a foot sweep, but Brown got back up only to be taken back down. Brown got hit in the nuts to start off the third round. Brown tagged him with a right hand before going for a takedown. Condit sweeped it and took his back, but Brown shaked him off. Condit worked him over with strikes, but Brown got back to his feet. Brown scored a takedown of his own. The judges gave the win to Condit by unanimous decision.
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang
There was a feeling out process early. Ponzinibbio was looking to counter strike while Li was throwing in volume, but didn’t have the range down in the first round. Li did work over the lead leg of Ponzinibbio with kicks. Li flattened him with a counter left hook.
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Joaquin Buckley
Buckley came out aggressive and threw big shots. Out of nowhere, Alessio demolished him with a head kick that dropped Buckly right away then followed up with some shots on the ground.
Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic
These guys came out firing right away. Soriano kept throwing head kicks, but missed. Soriano tagged him with a big punch up against the fence. Soriano dropped him with a big right hand then chased him around the octagon with follow up shots. Dusko went for an armbar, but Soriano got up. Soriano dropped him again moments later. Dusko had a cut on his right cheek. Dusk’s mouthpiece was stuck in between the fence and mat. Soriano landed a flurry and that was the fight.
Quick UFC on ABC 1: Holloway vs. Kattar Results
Main Card (3 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN+)
- Featherweight bout: Max Holloway def. Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision (50-43, 50-43, 50-42)
- Welterweight bout: Carlos Condit def. Matt Brown by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Welterweight bout: Li Jingliang def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by knockout (punches) at 4:25 of Round 1
- Middleweight bout: Alessio Di Chirico def. Joaquin Buckley by knockout (head kick) at 2:12 of Round 1
- Middleweight bout: Punahele Soriano def. Dusko Todorovic by TKO (punches) at 4:48 of Round 1
Preliminary Card (12 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
- Women’s bantamweight bout: Joselyne Edwards def. Wu Yanan by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Heavyweight bout: Carlos Felipe def. Justin Tafa by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Welterweight bout: Ramazan Emeev def. David Zawada by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Women’s bantamweight bout: Vanessa Melo def. Sarah Moras by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Featherweight bout: Austin Lingo def. Jacob Kilburn by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)