In a featherweight bout in the main event, Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 32 – also known as UFC Vegas 46 – at UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nev. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 32: Kattar vs. Chikadze odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
The card can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims at 5 p.M. ET and the main card starting at 7 p.M. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.
Kattar heads into this fight giving up two inches in reach. The veteran does hold a 5.07-to-3.76 advantage in significant strikes landed per minute, while Chikadze has a slight advantage in significant strike accuracy percentage.
Kattar suffered a unanimous-decision loss against Max Holloway last time out in the main event at UFC Fight Island 7 in Jan. 2021. He has never lost consecutive bouts in his mixed martial arts career. Three of his past four fights have gone the distance.
The Georgian fighter Chikadze has three straight KO/TKO wins, including a third-round victory over Edson Barboza in the main event at UFC Vegas 35 Aug. 28, 2021. He had four consecutive fights go the distance prior to the streak of KO/TKO wins.
UFC on ESPN 32 Kattar vs. Chikadze: Odds and lines
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UFC on ESPN 32 Kattar vs. Chikadze: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Records: Kattar (22-5-0) | Chikadze (14-2-0).
Fight result (2-way line or money line)
KATTAR (+190) is a value play with an opportunity to nearly double up with a victory. He is a punching machine who will be in very good shape as long as he can avoid going to the canvas with Chikadze.
The American is the biggest challenge Chikadze has faced since joining the UFC. Kattar has four KO/TKO victories under his belt across the past eight bouts, with three decision losses across the past seven outings. Kattar will do everything in his power to make sure this doesn’t go to the judges.
Neither of these fighters has much interest in the judges deciding their fate, and neither has involved them much lately. As such, playing FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE? NO (-180) is the play. It’s not terribly overpriced, and a good play considering all of the KO/TKO victories for each fighter lately.
In addition, KATTAR BY TKO/KO (+450) is worth a small-unit play for a chance to turn a tidy little profit.
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