UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Picks, Odds and Predictions

UFC Fight Island 7: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar Picks, Odds and Predictions Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Kattar vs. Max Holloway

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST (Fight Island Abu Dhabi)

Max Holloway -165 / Calvin Kattar +135 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar are the main-event at UFC Fight Island 7 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 on ABC.

In this featherweight (145lb) bout, we have Max “Blessed” Holloway vs. Calvin “The Boston Finisher“ Kattar. Holloway is fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii. Holloway is entering this bout as a -165 favorite. He has a professional MMA record of 21-6-0. Holloway has lost to Alexander Volkanovski in his last two bouts. Holloway has 10 wins by KO/TKO (48%), 2 submissions (10%), and 9 decisions (43%). 

Kattar is entering this fight as a +135 underdog. He is fighting out of Methuen, Massachusetts. His professional MMA record is 22-4-0. In Kattar’s last bout, he won against Dan Ige via decision. Prior to the Ige fight, Kattar won against Jeremy Stephens via KO in the second round. Kattar has 11 wins via KO/TKO (50%), 2 submissions (9%), and 9 decisions (41%).  

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I have been excited about this fight for a while now. Holloway is currently on a two fight losing streak, however, he was robbed by the judges in his last two bouts. Kattar had an impressive two fight winning streak, but Holloway is eager to get the featherweight title back. Kattar is in an interesting situation right now. He is a rising star and knows that Max Holloway is the gatekeeper of the featherweight division. If Kattar wants the opportunity for a title shot, he needs to win against Holloway. The volume of Holloway’s strikes should be the difference in this fight. There is no value betting on Max as the -165 favorite. The value is in a prop bet. 

Max Holloway by Decision or Technical Decision +125

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Payne’s Pick Max Holloway by Decision or Technical Decision +125

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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UFC Fight Island 7 Picks and Predictions - Holloway vs. Kattar