- Max Holloway is -185 betting favoirte for UFC Fight Night, as he goes up against Calvin Kattar as a +160 underdog.
- Holloway is on a two-loss skid and needs a win to get back within title contention.
- Can Calvin Kattar continue his title run with a huge win over Holloway?
The first biggest UFC fight of 2021 was announced with Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar going down January 16. That will be followed the following week by Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier. Let’s check out the odds & prediction for Holloway vs Kattar below.
Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar Odds
The opening odds are slightly favoring Max Holloway, bet $185 to win $100. With the underdog Calvin Kattar, you can bet $100 to win $160.
When the odds were released Holloway was a slightly bigger favorite, but since then public money has went on Kattar. Which brings this betting line even closer.
Holloway vs Kattar Prediction
Max Holloway (21-6), suffered two back to back losses to Alexander Volkanovski, many had Max winning the second bout. Us included! So all isn’t as bad as it looks on paper for the former champ.
Calvin Kattar (22-4), is one of the biggest rising stars in the featherweight division. He has crisp boxing and is currently on a two-win fight streak with victories over Dan Ige and Jeremy Stephens. His only two losses are a short notice fight against Zabit Magomedsharipov and Renato Moicano in 2018.
As uncle Chael explains above this fight will come down to who it the better boxer. We couldn’t agree more. Let’s break down the UFC stats here, first off the reach advantage goes to Kattar with a 3 inch advantage.
When it comes to strikes landed per minute, Holloway lands on average 6.47 versus Kattar at 5.01. Holloway is definitely the more busy fighter but we give the power and precision to Kattar.
Max Holloway has the ability to use his kicks and wrestling if needed against Kattar. Holloway is a cardio machine and while we know Kattar has a decent gas tank, he is yet to show us that in many five round fights.
We are expecting this fight to be a tough one on both fighters for inflicting and receiving damage. In the end the we see Holloway edging out Kattar on the judges scorecards for a decision win.
Pick: Max Holloway.