Taking main event honors in ‘The Lone Star State’ — a featherweight pairing between division contenders, Calvin Kattar, and Josh Emmett.
Attempting to land his second straight victory since a one-sided ‘Fight Island’ loss to former champion, Max Holloway, Kattar returned to the Octagon in January with a brutally one-sided win of his own against Giga Chikadze.
As for Emmett, the surging knockout ace scored his fourth consecutive victory back in December at UFC 269, battling over the course of three back-and-forth rounds to defeat common-foe, Dan Ige.
A lightweight pairing between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon was scheduled to take co-headlining honors at the event, however, the bout has since been cancelled by the organization after Lauzon suffered a leg injury ahead of tonight’s return to Austin.
UFC Austin: Kattar vs. Emmett – Results
UFC Austin Main Card Results: (ESPN/ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Josh Emmett def. Calvin Kattar via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Welterweight: Kevin Holland def. Tim Means via second round (1:28) submission (D’Arce choke)
Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley def. Albert Duraev via third round (0:10) TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov def. Guram Kutateladze via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight: Gregory Rodrigues def. Julian Marquez via first round (3:18) KO (punch)
Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez def. Tony Kelley via first round (3:49) TKO (strikes)
UFC Austin Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN2/ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Flyweight: Natalia Silva def. Jasmine Jasudavicius via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells def. Court McGee via first round (1:34) KO (punch)
Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos def. Danny Chavez via first round (1:28) KO (spinning-back elbow)
Strawweight: Maria Oliveira def. Gloria de Paula via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Cody Stamann def. Eddie Wineland via first round (0:59) TKO (strikes)
Middleweight: Phil Hawes def. Deron Winn via second round (4:25) TKO (strikes)
Middleweight: Roman Dolidze def. Kyle Daukaus via first round (1:13) KO (knee and strikes)