Taking main event honors in the first UFC event of the year: a high-stakes featherweight showdown between the #5 ranked contender, Calvin Kattar, and the #8 rated challenger, Giga Chikadze.
Making his first Octagon appearance in a year, Kattar most recently headlined UFC on ABC 1 back in January of last year against former undisputed featherweight champion, Max Holloway.
Taking main event status at the ‘Fight Island’ event, Kattar suffered a hugely one-sided, damaging unanimous decision loss to the Hawaii native — snapping a two-fight winning run.
Turning in an impressive 2020, the Massachusetts native stopped featherweight staple, Jeremy Stephens with a second round knockout, before defeating Dan Ige in his first main event bout under the promotion’s banner in a July UFC Fight Island 1 pairing.
For Tibilisi striking standout, Chikadze, he also prevailed with an impressive victory in his first main event bout back in August at UFC Vegas 35, handing Muay Thai ace, Edson Barboza a stunning third round knockout.
7-0 since debuting in the UFC back in September 2019, the Georgian also holds promotional wins over Cub Swanson, Omar Morales, and Brandon Davis to name a few.
UFC Vegas 46 Results: Kattar vs. Chikadze
UFC Vegas 46 Main Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Calvin Kattar def. Giga Chikadze via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44)
Heavyweight: Jake Collier def. Chase Sherman via first round (2:26) submission (rear-naked choke)
Flyweight: Brandon Royval def. Rogerio Bontorin via split decision (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Viacheslav Borshchev def. Dakota Bush via first round (3:47) TKO (body shot)
Featherweight: Bill Algeo def. Joanderson Brito via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 46 Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 5 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Jamie Pickett def. Joseph Holmes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Court McGee def. Ramiz Brahimaj via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Brian Kelleher def. Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight: T.J. Brown def. Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)