Calvin Kattar will look to get back into the featherweight title conversation in January 2022 against streaking opponent Giga Chikadze.
The UFC confirmed today that Kattar (22-5-0), 33, will face Georgian Giga Chikadze (14-2-0), 33, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 200.
Kattar is coming of a tough loss to Max Holloway in January. Another loss will likely knock “Boston Strong” out of the top five.
Meanwhile, Chikadze has won his last nine contests, including all seven in the octagon. His last bout was an impressive finish of Edson Barboza at UFC Vegas 35 in August.
UFC Fight Night 200 is scheduled for Jan. 15 at a venue to be determined. Scheduled bouts include:
VANESSA DEMOPOULOS (6-4-0) VS. SILVANA GOMEZ JUAREZ (10-3-0)
DACKOTA BUSH (8-3-0) VS. VLACHESLAV BORSHCHEV (5-1-0)
BILL ALGEO (14-6-0) VS. JOANDERSON SA DE BRITO (12-2-1)
KLEYDSON RODRIGUES (7-1-0) VS. ZARRUKH ADASHEV (4-3-0)
COURT MCGEE (20-10-0) VS. RAMIZ BRAHIMAJ (9-3-0)
JOAQUIN BUCKLEY (13-4-0) VS. ABDUL RAZAK ALHASSAN (9-3-0)
CHASE SHERMAN (15-8-0) VS. JAKE COLLIER (12-6-0)
BRIAN KELLEHER (23-12-0) VS. SAIDYOKUB KAKHRAMMONOV (9-2-0)
MUSLIM SALIKHOV (18-2-0) VS. MICHEL PEREIRA (26-11-0)
#5 BRANDON ROYVAL (12-6-0) VS. ROGERIO BONTORIN (17-3-0)
#2 KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (16-4-0) VS. #4 JENNIFER MAIA (19-7-1)
#5 CALVIN KATTAR (22-5-0) VS. GIGA CHIKADZE (14-2-0)