The UFC’s second event on Fight Island is officially in the books.
With fighters making the walk to the octagon just four days removed from the historic UFC 251 card, fans were hoping to pick things up right where they left off. In the night’s main event, fans witnessed a technical masterpiece between featherweight contenders Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige.
With both men evenly matched over the first three rounds, Kattar turned a corner entering championship rounds en route to a unanimous decision win.
Below is how fellow fighters reacted to the entire night of action in Abu Dhabi.
Calvin Kattar defeats Dan Ige
Heck of a fight between Ige and Kattar.— Ryan Hall (@ryanhall5050) July 16, 2020
Calvin Kattar looked amazing! Has some of the best striking and footwork in the division.. #UFCFightIsland1— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) July 16, 2020
Wow, what a fight by Katter and Ige! The skill set on both sides were amazing! Let’s include the heart these two showed. My kinda main event! #UFCFightIsland1— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) July 16, 2020
Ige’s so tough kept pushing foward with one eye— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 16, 2020
Really like watching Kattar. Good fighter! #UFCFightIsland1— Edmen Shahbazyan (@edmenshahbazyan) July 16, 2020
Solid scrap... 4-1 Kattar, but Ige was with the shits #UFCFightIsland1— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) July 16, 2020
Great fight! Gotta love both these guys #UFCFightIsland1— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) July 16, 2020
@CalvinKattar is a legit contender!! Dan has a very bright future but it’s just Calvins time!!!!— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) July 16, 2020
Tim Elliott defeats Ryan Benoit
Tim elliott is winning this fight, I don’t understand the live betting on this one.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 16, 2020
Fun fight— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) July 16, 2020
Geese Elliot vs Benoit had me stressed. His poor hand when he threw that cross #UFCFightIsland1— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) July 16, 2020
Solid fight. I had it 2-1 Benoit, but I can see it the other way. #UFCFightIsland1— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) July 16, 2020
Ufc didn’t sign Tim because he stays out of trouble and makes weight they signed him because he comes to scrap and is 100 miles an hour— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) July 16, 2020
Jimmie Rivera edges Cody Stamann
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) July 16, 2020
Rivera def got two rounds for the win— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) July 16, 2020
Taila Santos defeats Molly McCann
Talia Santos 16-1 wow and a great performance very well everywhere #UFCFightIsland1— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 16, 2020
Hell yeah ladies. Good fight!! Both fought hard to the end #UFCFightIsland1— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) July 16, 2020
Great fight! And great call out #UFCFightIsland1— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 16, 2020
FOTN— Josh Emmett (@JoshEmmettUFC) July 16, 2020
Promising future for this guy and a big call out in mike perry. Smart move there by lazzez— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) July 16, 2020