The first UFC fight card of 2022 features two fantastic strikers in the featherweight division who will meet in the main event. Calvin Kattar returns to the Octagon for the first time in a year to take on rising star Giga Chikadze.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze takes place on January 15 at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the main card starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+. When it comes to the Kattar vs Chikadze odds, Giga is the betting favorite.
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The last time we saw Kattar, he was on the losing end of a unanimous decision to Max Holloway on January 16, 2021. In that bout, Holloway set a record for most strikes landed in a single bout (445), smashing the previous record of 290 – not a great look for Kattar.
Chikadze has tremendous momentum heading into this bout, having rattled off nine straight wins, including seven in the UFC, and scoring two knockout wins in 2021. The most recent came against Edson Barboza, landing Giga in this main event.
Kattar vs Chikadze Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released the Kattar vs Chikadze odds with Giga set as the -240 favorite and Calvin the +195 underdog. This means if you were to place a $240 winning bet on Chikadze, you would profit $100, while a $100 winning wager on Kattar would net you $195.
Furthermore, our sports betting calculator tells us that Chikadze’s odds translate to an implied win probability of 70.59 percent while Kattar’s odds represent an implied win probability of 33.90 percent.
If you’re looking to add the biggest favorite in the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze odds to a parlay, you will be looking at the main event as Giga is the -240 chalk.
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Kattar vs Chikadze Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Calvin Kattar vs Giga Chikadze Odds & Prediction
Calvin Kattar vs Giga Chikadze Betting Odds
Last year, Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar (+195) may have been one win away from a title fight when he took on Max Holloway. Now, Giga “Ninja” Chikadze (-240) could be close to the same situation as he takes on Kattar and then maybe Holloway later in 2022 if he’s successful in this bout.
Prediction: Giga Chikadze (-240) via knockout
Chase Sherman vs Jake Collier Odds & Prediction
Chase Sherman vs Jake Collier Betting Odds
Heavyweights will open the first main card of 2022. Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman (+110) will look to snap out of his two-fight losing streak and earn his first victory since May 2020. Similarly, Jake “The Prototype” Collier (-130) took a loss in his last outing via split decision to Carlos Felipe.
Prediction: Jake Collier (-130) via decision
Brandon Royval vs Rogerio Bontorin Odds & Prediction
Brandon Royval vs Rogerio Bontorin Betting Odds
Following back-to-back wins to start his UFC career, Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval (-170) enters this contest having lost his last two. A similar story can be written of Rogerio Bontorin (+140), who picked up a win in his last appearance following two straight defeats.
Prediction: Brandon Royval (-170) via submission
Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia Odds & Prediction
Katlyn Chookagian vs Jennifer Maia Betting Odds
Two former strawweight championship contenders will meet with aspirations of taking on Valentina Shevchenko again in 2022. After losing to the champ, Jennifer Maia (+150) returned to the win column with a decision win over Jessica Eye. Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian (-180) is 3-1 since her loss to Shevchenko and has a win over Maia back in 2019.
Prediction: Katlyn Chookagian (-180) via decision
Dakota Bush vs Viacheslav Borshchev Odds & Prediction
Dakota Bush vs Viacheslav Borshchev Betting Odds
Following a knockout win in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in October, Viacheslav “Slava Claus” Borshchev (-200) is making his UFC debut. He will be taking on Dakota Bush (+165), who dropped his UFC debut last April.
Prediction: Viacheslav Borshchev (-200) via knockout
Bill Algeo vs Joanderson Brito Odds & Prediction
Bill Algeo vs Joanderson Brito Betting Odds
Joanderson “Tubarao” Brito (-130) is set to make his UFC debut after earning a contract in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in August 2021. A fellow DWTNCS alum will stand across from him in Bill “Senor Perfecto” Algeo (+110), who is just 1-2 in his UFC performances.