Kattar vs. Ige

  • Oddsmakers are giving -120 odds on Kattar getting the win via KO, TKO, or DQ.
  • Kattar to win via KO in the first round sits at +350 odds.
  • Other lines include the fight to finish under 4.5 rounds at -155 odds.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Dana White continues his mastermind experiment Wednesday night as UFC Fight Night braces for another run of MMA action from Fight Island.

After the success of the massive inaugural Fight Island event over the weekend, the UFC will continue to host events from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi over the next few weeks.

On Wednesday, the main event sees a grueling featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar (-305) and Dan Ige (+235).

Kattar comes in as the No. 6 contender in the division after knocking out Jeremy Stephens in the second round of their bout at UFC 249, back in May.

With that win, Kattar has won three of his last four fights, extending his record to 21-4 with 11 knockouts.

In the opposite corner, Dan Ige sits as the No. 10 contender with a 10-2 record. Ige is a huge ML dog here, but also hasn’t lost a fight since January of 2018. He comes in with six straight wins including a split-decision victory on May 16.

While Kattar is getting the big edge outright here, UFC bettors should take a look at of some lucrative prop bets that are available for this bout.

Kattar vs Ige Prop Bets

Method of Victory

  • Calvin Kattar Wins By KO, TKO, or DQ -120
  • Calvin Kattar Wins By Decision or Technical Decision +325
  • Draw +5000
  • Dan Ige Wins By Decision or Technical Decision +325
  • Dan Ige Wins by KO, TKO, or DQ +1000

Both fighters fought in May leaving only two months between their last fights. This favors Kattar slightly as Ige took a good amount more damage in his fight, while Kattar made it out largely unharmed.

Quick turnaround aside, Kattar is definitely the better striker coming into this fight. Kattar’s game relies entirely on connecting huge shots with his massive hands. While Kattar can mix it up with various ground and jiu-jitsu styles, the ending he would prefer is delivering a bomb that leaves Ige looking up at the lights.

Since the moneyline for Kattar isn’t the best value, consider Kattar via KO, TKO, or DQ at -120.

Total Rounds

  • Over 4.5 Rounds +125
  • Under 4.5 Rounds -155

Ige has shown to have issues with his stamina in three-round fights, so a full, main event, five-round fight could cause problems.

Both fighters don’t want this fight to go the distance, which can sometimes cause gridlock in the 3rd or 4th round where both fighters are gassed from swinging for the fences.

Still, Ige has never gone five rounds in the UFC. The -155 for this to be decided without scorecards is the play.

Round Betting – 5 Rounds

  • Calvin Kattar in Round 1 +350
  • Calvin Kattar in Round 2 +550
  • Calvin Kattar in Round 3 +600
  • Calvin Kattar in Round 4 +850
  • Calvin Kattar in Round 5 +1200
  • Calvin Kattar On Points +325

While Kattar tends to start a tad slow, he is just too good at creating openings and sending tough combos.

While Ige is a strong fighter in his own right, he doesn’t have that many ways to win this fight due to the style matchup. Kattar has the advantage in both height and reach, as well as being more of an adept boxer.

Additionally, Ige is only two months removed since being knocked down in his fight against Barboza, meaning his chin could still be a bit weak.

Any of these round bets or combinations of them are great flyer picks, but Kattar in the first round at +350 has to be the most probable legal sports bet, and most exciting to root for.

PICKS:

  • Calvin Kattar Wins By KO, TKO, or DQ -120
  • Under 4.5 Rounds -155
  • Calvin Kattar in Round 1 +350

While these odds reflect the main event, the full UFC betting odds offers many other opportunities to bet.

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