UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar odds, predictions: MMA insider releases surprising fight card picks

In what is widely expected to be an action-packed bout, former featherweight champion Max Holloway will meet rising contender Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar on Saturday. The main UFC fight card is set for 3 p.m. ET from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Holloway, now ranked No.1 in the division, will attempt to earn another title shot after he lost his belt last year against Alexander Volkanovski. The sixth-ranked and heavy-handed Kattar will hope to use a victory against Holloway as his own stepping stone to a title shot.

Holloway is a -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100), while Kattar is a +140 underdog in the latest Holloway vs. Kattar odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event, Carlos Condit (-155) faces Matt Brown (+135) in a matchup of veteran welterweights. Before you make any picks for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar, make sure you see what SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley has to say

Marley won the first-ever “ToutMaster” UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every professional MMA card and does extensive research before each event. 

Over the past 23 months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley’s picks are up more than $22,000. The accomplished MMA analyst heads into 2021 on the heels of a memorable run in 2020 that saw him nail 24 of his last UFC 34 main event picks, a stretch that included a streak of five straight underdogs. 

At the last UFC Fight Night of 2020, Marley’s winners included calling a dominant decision victory for Jose Aldo (-140) over Marlon Vera (-120) in the bantamweight co-main event. Anyone who has consistently followed Marley is way up.

Now, he’s analyzed every fight on the UFC: Holloway vs. Kattar card. You can only see all of his winners here.

Holloway vs. Kattar preview

Holloway (21-6) could possibly consider changing weight classes, but in the meantime he is staying active by serving as a gatekeeper of sorts for the top three spots at featherweight. 

Although still just 29, the Hawaiian remains one of the most accomplished UFC champions in recent memory. He won the vacant title in December 2016 and unified the belt in June 2017 with a stoppage win over former longtime champion Jose Aldo. 

He stopped Aldo again in their December 2017 rematch before picking apart previously-unbeaten prospect Brian Ortega in December 2018. His other defense came against iconic former champion Frankie Edgar. 

Holloway could face a stern test from Kattar (22-4), who is fast earning a reputation as perhaps the division’s hardest puncher. The rugged Boston native comes straight ahead and invites toe-to-to exchanges with his opponent, confident he will get the best of them. You can only see Marley’s coveted Kattar vs. Holloway picks here.

Top UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar predictions

We’ll reveal one of Marley’s UFC Fight night selections here: He is picking Joaquin Buckley (-270) to get a stoppage victory against Alessio Di Chirico (+230) in a battle of middleweight prospects.

Buckley (12-3) became one of the UFC’s breakout stars in 2020 in large part because of his spectacular, spinning back-kick knockout of Impa Kasanganay in October that will go down as one of the most replayed highlights in the promotion’s history. The 26-year-old St. Louis native finished off a 3-1 year by stopping Jordan Wright in the second round just a month later. 

Di Chirico (12-5) was once seen as a promising prospect following a stretch in which he won three of four fights against capable competition. However, the 31-year-old Italian fighter is now in desperate need of a victory following three consecutive decision losses. One more defeat and the former professional football player could be looking for another promotion to represent. 

“The hype (for Buckley) is starting to show in the betting line, but this is another good spot for him,” Marley told SportsLine. “Buckley can stuff takedowns and should be the one landing more volume and harder shots.”

How to make UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar picks

Marley also has strong picks for Holloway vs. Kattar and every other bout on the UFC Fight Night card. He’s also backing one fighter to “land a big shot” and pull a monster upset. You can only see who to back here.

Who wins Calvin Kattar vs. Max Holloway? And which underdog is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on every fight at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar, all from the incomparable expert who’s up more than $22,000 on MMA in the past 23 months, and find out.

UFC Fight Night odds

Max Holloway (-160) vs. Calvin Kattar (+140)
Carlos Condit (-155) vs. Matt Brown (+135)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (-280) vs. Li Jinglang (+240)
Joaquin Buckley (-270) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (+230)
Dusko Todrovic (-160) vs. Punahele Soriano (+140)
Phil Hawes (-135) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (+115)
Wu Yanan (-125) vs. Joselyne Edwards (+105)
Tom Breese (-140) vs. Omari Akhmedov (+120)
Carlos Felipe (-180) vs. Justin Tafa (+160)
Ramazan Emeev (-260) vs. David Zawada (+220)
Sarah Moras (-240) vs. Vanessa Melo (+200)
Austin Lingo (-210) vs. Jacob Kilburn (+180)

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