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UFC 220 results: Calvin Kattar finishes Shane Burgos in third round

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

BOSTON -- There are fewer deeper city rivalries than New York vs. Boston, a feud that has cut across the sporting world for over a century.

At UFC 220, at least, Boston won out.

Metheun, Mass.’s Calvin Kattar tangled with New York City’s Shane Burgos in a featherweight fight Saturday night at TD Garden.

And after a spirited, back-and-forth effort worthy of a rivalry, Kattar one out. A big right hand led to a violent finishing sequence as he earned the third-round TKO. The time of the stoppage was 0:33 of the third round.

Kattar got the best of things in the opening round. Every time Burgos pressed forward, he was met by crisp straight hands and jabs from the fluid Kattar.

In the second, though, Burgos started landing shots to the body which seemed to throw Kattar off his game.

With the fight hanging in the balance, Kattar landed a big right hand that wobbled Burgos, followed by an uppercut that dropped him. He rained down punches and while Burgos tried to get to his feet, ref Dan Miragliota has seen enough and waved the bout off.

“He’s a hell of a fighter,” Kattar said. “Props to him, he stands up and and he gave it as good as he took it. It was a great fight.”

The victory improved Kattar to 18-2, 2-0 in the UFC. Burgos had his first career loss and is now 10-1.

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