Kattar injured his right knee in the first round of the event’s headliner against Arnold Allen after awkwardly landing after a flying knee attempt. Kattar attempted to continue on into the second round before it gave out on him eight seconds into it, giving Allen a TKO win.
On Friday, the 34-year-old took to Instagram to reveal he tore his ACL and hopes to return at the end of next year.
“There’s not much I can say, it is what it is. I tore my ACL, getting surgery in a couple weeks. Should be ready to go at the end of 2023. The goal remains the same,” Kattar stated.
It has been a rollercoaster year for Kattar who began 2022 with an outstanding performance defeating Giga Chikadze in January at UFC Vegas 46. The No. 8 featherweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings returned in June to headline UFC Austin against Josh Emmett where he was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision.