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Calvin Kattar: Taking out Jeremy Stephens leaves a short list to the top

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Since Jan. 4, Calvin Kattar has been preparing to face Jeremy Stephens. With the fight being rescheduled on three different occasions, “The Boston Finisher” is excited that it’s finally fight week.

In a battle of top-10 featherweights, Kattar and Stephens will square off this Saturday on the main card of UFC 249. The event takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

Check out this exclusive interview with Kattar as he discusses the long, 18-week buildup to get to the event, how the medical testing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, how he likes the matchup from a stylistic perspective, a story from earlier this year regarding Stephens that rubbed him the wrong way at the time, how the current times has affected him as a fighter and a promoter, what it means to give the City of Boston something to get excited about in the sports world, and more.