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UFC Vegas 46 Results & Highlights: Calvin Kattar Decisions Giga Chikadze

Check out MMA News' UFC Vegas 46 results, featuring a main event meeting between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze

UFC Vegas 46 went down tonight (Sat. January 15, 2022) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility 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 Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze in a featherweight bout. 

The co-headliner will see a heavyweight bout between Jake Collier and Chase Sherman. Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia in a women’s flyweight bout, Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin in a flyweight fight, Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Dakota Bush in a lightweight bout and Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito in a featherweight bout finishes out the main card.  

It was certain to have a great night of fights. Check out MMA News’ UFC Vegas 46 results below:

Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito

Brito scored a takedown in the first round within the first minute. Brito picked him up, carried him across the cage, and slammed him down before getting his back. Algeo scrambled and got on top in guard. Brito got back to his feet and they exchanged. 

In the second round, Algeo caught him with a right hand right out of the gate. Brito tagged him before clinching. Brito worked for a takedown, but Algeo did a nice job of defending it. Algeo tagged him as they stood up. 

In round three, Brito came out firing. Alego tossed him to the ground with under a minute to go and dished out some damage from back mount. Algeo got the decision win. 

Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Dakota Bush 

Busch scored a takedown in the first round and got on top in guard. Borschev got up and they stunned each other before Busch got a takedown and took his back. Borshchev dropped him with a big liver shot then finished him on the ground. 

Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin

Bontorin clinched with him then slammed him to the ground where he was in half guard. Brandon scrambled back to his feet. With a minute to go, Bontorin scored another takedown, but Brandon scrambled right back to his feet. 

In round two, Bontorin took him down, but Brandon grabbed a hold of the arm and went for an armbar, but Bontorin got out of it and took his back. Bontorin changed it up and got on top in guard. Brandon scrambled to his feet. Bontorin clinched with him and took him down, but Brandon was working hard to stay up. 

In round 3, they came out firing. Bontorin did drop him, but Brandon got right back to his feet. Bontorin took him down. Brandon scrambled on top and dished out some shots. Brandon got the decision win. 

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia

Katlyn got a takedown in the middle of the first round where she got half guard. Maia did a good job of defending and not letting her advance. Maia scrambled to her feet to end the round. 

In round two, Katlyn worked for the takedown. They mostly clinched. At the end of the round, Katlyn did get the takedown and got her back where she kept her in place. In round three, they came out firing. Kaylyn was putting together head/body combos. Kaylyn got the decision win. 

Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman

Sherman tagged him in the early going. Jake was pushing forward and landing. Jake did a trip takedown and moved onto top then full mount. Jake rained down big shots and Sherman was bleeding. Jake took his back and went for the rear-naked choke for the win. 

Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze

Giga slipped and Calvin jumped on top of him. Calvin got on top and tried to advance past half guard. Giga gave up his back briefly and this allowed Calvin to take his back and put him in a body triangle. 

In round 2, Calvin was letting his hands go in the second round and was landing jabs. Giga was back peddling then reaching for his shots. Calvin kept pushing forward. Calvin rocked him with some big shots then landed a knee strike to the head. Giga put together a combo that included a head kick. Calvin got a takedown to end the round then smashed him while Giga got to his feet. 

Round three featured Calvin pushing forward. Giga was trying to find some momentum and did land some shots. He was still being outlander by Calvin. 

The fourth round, Calvin teased taking him down, but let it go as Giga was firing away. Giga was bleeding pretty good from the bridge of his nose. Calvin hurt him at the end of the round, but Giga survived. 

In round five, Calvin continued the performance and dished out more damage to Giga, who was trying his best, but didn’t have anything for the output that was facing him. Kattar got the decision win.  

Quick UFC Vegas 46 Results

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Lightweight bout: TJ Brown def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Featherweight bout: Brian Kelleher def. Kevin Croom by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Welterweight bout: Court McGee def. Ramiz Brahimaj by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Middleweight bout: Jamie Pickett def. Joseph Holmes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Featherweight bout: Bill Algeo def. Joanderson Brito by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight bout: Slava Borshchev def. Dakota Bush by TKO (punches) at 3:47 of Round 1 
  • Flyweight bout: Brandon Royval def. Rogerio Bontorin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Heavyweight bout: Jake Collier def. Chase Sherman by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:26 of Round 1
  • Featherweight bout: Calvin Kattar def. Giga Chikadze by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44)

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