In a battle of featherweight prospects at UFC Moncton between Calvin Kattar and Chris Fishgold, Kattar came up big with a first-round stoppage victory.
Calvin Kattar had only three fights in the UFC prior to UFC Moncton, despite the small sample size he had shown flashes of being a great featherweight for years to come. Having defeated fellow prospects Andre Fili and Shane Burgos, he was next matched up with Renato Moicano where he lost via decision. Despite the loss, Kattar still has tons of potential in the UFC, he was next matched up with Chris Fishgold. Moicano has subsequently become a top-five featherweight in the promotion, so there is certainly no shame in that loss for Kattar.
Chris Fishgold made his promotional debut at UFC Moncton, however, he’s no stranger to big fights. Fishgold was the Cage Warriors featherweight champion and went into the fight with a 17-1-1 and record, coming to the UFC on a seven-fight win streak. During the streak, the Liverpudlian has finished six of his seven victims, five of which were by submission, including three guillotine chokes. Going into his fight with Kattar there was a large expectation of fireworks.
Chris Fishgold started the fight immediately with a big takedown then a right hand. Fishgold then started to rush for the finish but Kattar stayed composed and kept behind his jab. His patience and calm paid off well, as near the end of the first round Kattar caught Fishgold with a big right hand that dropped him, he then swarmed for the finish and that’s all she wrote.
HUGE right hand over the top drops Fishgold!@CalvinKattar gets the TKO win in round 1! #UFCMoncton pic.twitter.com/q5vA0c0kFK
— UFC (@ufc) October 28, 2018
Fishgold looked good at points, but Kattar showed why he has so much potential at 145 pounds. Expect big things from both of these fighters in the future in the featherweight division.
Calvin Kattar def. Chris Fishgold by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (4:11)