Shane Burgos couldn’t keep the good times rolling on Saturday, as Calvin Katter scored the upset with a TKO in the third.
After an impressive UFC debut that saw Calvin Kattar step in to replace an injured Doo-ho Choi, Kattar left Anaheim with his first win in the UFC when he claimed a unanimous decision over team Alpha Male’s Andre Fili at UFC 214. Kattar returned to the octagon Saturday at UFC 220. There, he faced previously undefeated Shane Burgos.
To start, Burgos fired off a quick jab, with both men standing right in the pocket. Kattar responded with a jab followed by a leg kick. Both fighters were trading shots, with Kattar getting the better of it early. Kattar then began working his jab. Burgos responded with a few body shots. Kattar really worked that jab, as Burgos continued going to the body. Kattar fired off a 1-2 that Burgos answered with a leg kick. Burgos took control next, and pushed the pace with Kattar firing back jabs. Calvin Kattar landed a quick front kick to close the round
Burgos took center again in the second, and the two got off to a fast start. Kattar fired the jab and Burgos responded with a kick. As his jab found its target more and more, Kattar eventually went for the take down, which Burgos defended. Burgos started working more body shots; those sent Kattar into retreat. Burgos backed Kattar into the fence and landed multiple shots. Kattar survived, and was able to move back to the center of the octagon. Burgos then pressed the action, though Kattar connected with a strong left that Burgos shrugged off. The fighters ended the round with an exchange of leg kicks.
In the third the featherweights exchanged shots early. Calvin Kattar landed big shot that hurt Burgos, he followed with an uppercut that sent Burgos falling backwards. Kattar followed up with a flurry of shots, and the ref called a stop to the fight.
Calvin Kattar def. Shane Burgos by TKO, Round 3, 0:32