Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the Featherweight Main Event between Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar from Fight Island on Sat. January 16.
MINTY BETS: This weekend we've got UFC Fight Night taking place on Fight Island. The main event is going to be a featherweight bout between Max Holloway, minus 165, versus Calvin Kattar, plus 140. I'm here with Kevin Iole to give us his best bet for this weekend. What are your thoughts, Kevin?
KEVIN IOLE: Boy, my thoughts are that this is going to be one of the best UFC fights to kick off the year with. This is really a good fight and there's a lot of significance to this fight, too, in the division. The winner of this fight is going to be in position at some point in 2021, you would think, to fight for the championship. And the loser is going to be a while. So I think there's a lot of high stakes here.
I lean toward Max Holloway in this fight. I think he just has that higher level experience against the better fighters. And I think that that will win. Now Max is a diverse fighter, too. You know, you don't often see him using his ground game, but he does have that if it happens to get there. But both of these guys are strikers and I think this is going to be a battle of striking. And I think Max knows how to adjust. I like Max Holloway by decision in a really entertaining fight here.
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