Calvin Kattar (left) is favored in the Kattar vs Emmett odds

Kattar vs Emmett Odds & Picks: Kattar Favored In Battle Of Ranked Featherweights

A clash of highly ranked featherweights aiming to earn a title shot highlights the action on Saturday night as Calvin Kattar takes on Josh Emmett in the main event at UFC on ESPN 37.

Prelim action at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett is set to get underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 18, at Moody Center in Austin, Texas, with the main card scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Kattar makes a fourth straight main event appearance perched as the favorite on the UFC Fight Night odds.

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Calvin Kattar vs Josh Emmett Notes

Kattar returns to action on the heels of a five-round unanimous-decision win over Giga Chikadze that earned him a Fight of the Night bonus back in early January. The win came after an extended layoff following his January 2021 loss by unanimous decision to former champion Max Holloway.

Emmett has been idle since earning a three-round unanimous-decision win over Dan Ige six months ago at UFC 269, which extended his current win streak to four fights and vaulted him to No. 7 on the UFC featherweight rankings.

Kattar vs Emmett Odds

Online sportsbook Sportsbook has Kattar perched as a -240 favorite on the UFC on ESPN 37 odds, while Emmett lags as a +190 underdog.

Kattar’s -240 odds translate to an implied win probability of 70.59 percent, while Emmett’s +190 odds represent an implied win probability of 34.48 percent.

UFC betting fans looking to cash in on the biggest underdog of the night will want to get in on Eddie Wineland, who sports +375 odds in his matchup with fellow bantamweight Cody Stamann.

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The tightest odds of the night can be found later in prelim action. Welterweight Court McGee sports -120 odds as he battles Jeremiah Wells, who is listed at -110.

Kattar vs Emmett Betting Odds & Fight Card

Kattar vs emmett Betting Lines And Fight Card
  • Main Card
  • Featherweight – Calvin Kattar (-240) vs Josh Emmett (+190)
  • Lightweight – Donald Cerrone (-160) vs Joe Lauzon (+130)
  • Welterweight – Tim Means (+220) vs Kevin Holland (-300)
  • Middleweight – Joaquin Buckley (+190) vs Albert Duraev (-240)
  • Lightweight – Damir Ismagulov (-170) vs Guram Kutateladze (+140)
  • Middleweight – Julian Marquez (+150) vs Gregory Rodrigues (-180)
  • Prelims
  • Bantamweight – Adrian Yanez (-275) vs Tony Kelley (+215)
  • Women’s Flyweight – Jasmine Jasudavicius (-240) vs Natalia Silva (+190)
  • Welterweight – Court McGee (-120) vs Jeremiah Wells (-110)
  • Featherweight – Ricardo Ramos (-280) vs Danny Chavez (+210)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Maria Oliveira (+210) vs Gloria de Paula (-280) 
  • Bantamweight – Eddie Wineland (+375) vs Cody Stamann (-550) 
  • Middleweight – Phil Hawes (-280) vs Deron Winn (+210)
  • Middleweight – Roman Dolidze (+210) vs Kyle Daukaus (-280)

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UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett Broadcast Information
  • Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Arena: Moody Center
  • Where to Watch: ESPN/ESPN+

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Main Event Odds & Pick

Calvin Kattar vs Josh Emmett Odds
Calvin Kattar-240
Josh Emmett+190

There is lots on the line for these highly ranked featherweights on Saturday night. Calvin Kattar (-240) remains ranked fourth among UFC featherweights despite tallying consecutive wins just once in his past five fights.

Josh Emmett (+190) has yet to see his recent success reflected in the odds, but he is poised to make a big leap from No. 7 in the rankings with a fifth straight win.

Kattar: Need To Knows
  • It was a triumphant return to the Octagon for Kattar, who impressed while claiming a unanimous-decision win over Giga Chikadze after a year-long layoff.
  • “The Boston Finisher” showed no signs of the brutal beating he took at the hands of Max Holloway that forced him to be rushed to hospital with head injuries in the wake of his January 2021 loss to the former champ.
  • Kattar has now seen each of his past three outings go a full five rounds but has earned the win in just two of his past five contests decided by the judges.
  • The 34-year-old’s ability as a finisher should not be underestimated. Kattar has seen 11 of his 23 wins come by knockout. In addition, he has proven to be incredibly durable, with his lone defeat inside the distance coming while fighting at EliteXC: Primetime 14 years ago.
  • Kattar’s last three fights were Giga Chikadze (win – unanimous decision), Max Holloway (loss – unanimous decision) and Dan Ige (win – unanimous decision).
Emmett: Need To Knows
  • Josh Emmett has also seen limited action in the Octagon, with his UFC 269 victory over Dan Ige marking his only contest over the past two years. The light schedule has worked to the advantage of the “Fighting Falmer,” who has won six of seven contests since returning to the featherweight division almost five years ago.
  • Emmett has finished opponents on three occasions over that stretch, including first-round knockout wins over Ricardo Lamas and Mirsad Bektic. However, he was outstruck by opponents in each of his two recent unanimous-decision wins.
  • A lack of experience fighting in championship rounds is a major concern for Emmett, who has not seen action beyond the third round in 10 UFC contests.
  • Emmett’s ability to finish opponents should not be underestimated. The 37-year-old has six KO/TKO wins to his credit. In addition, his 11 knockdowns leaves him deadlocked with Jeremy Stephens, the only man to ever knock him out, as tops among UFC featherweights.
  • Emmett’s last three fights were Dan Ige (win – unanimous decision), Shane Burgos (win – unanimous decision) and Mirsad Bektic (win – TKO).

Prediction: Calvin Kattar (-240); UNDER 4.5 Rounds (+115)

Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon Odds & Pick

Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon Odds
Donald Cerrone-160
Joe Lauzon+130

A pair of lightweight veterans take center stage in Saturday’s co-main event as Joe Lauzon (+130) takes on Donald Cerrone (-160). Lauzon will be looking to win two in a row for the first time since 2014 as he returns to the Octagon following a 32-month layoff.

Cerrone finds himself at somewhat of a crossroads after failing to earn the win in each of his past six outings.

Cerrone: Need To Knows
  • A former UFC lightweight championship contender, Cerrone has been in steep decline in recent years. “Cowboy” has been finished inside five minutes on three occasions during his current six-fight slide and has not earned a win since May 2019.
  • Cerrone has been badly outclassed in striking in five of his past six fights, including a first-round KO loss to Conor McGregor in which he failed to land a single punch.
  • The 39-year-old emerged as a submission specialist early in his career and has finished opponents in 27 of his 36 career wins. However, he has executed just three successful takedowns over his past six fights and has not attempted to tap out an opponent over his past eight contests.
  • Cerrone’s last three fights were Alex Morono (loss – TKO), Nico Price (no contest) and Anthony Pettis (loss – unanimous decision).
Lauzon: Need To Knows
  • Lauzon’s long layoff has put his fighting future in doubt, and the 38-year-old has gone on the record stating he will retire if he suffers a devastating loss to Cerrone.
  • His extended layoff was primarily due to him observing pandemic restrictions and marks his longest time away from the Octagon since he joined the UFC back in 2006. However, Lauzon has remained active while training with young fighters like rising flyweight star Carlos Lozoya.
  • Lauzon finished Jonathan Pearce by TKO just 93 seconds into his last contest in 2019. That win snapped a three-fight slide during which he was knocked out inside two rounds on two occasions.
  • He has also experienced hard luck in recent clashes that have gone the distance, losing three of his past four, including a majority-decision loss to Stevie Ray and a split-decision loss to Jim Miller.
  • Lauzon’s last three fights were Jonathan Pearce (win – TKO), Chris Gruetzemacher (loss – TKO) and Clay Guida (loss – TKO).

Prediction: Joe Lauzon (+130); UNDER 2.5 Rounds (-125) 

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Kevin Holland vs Tim Means Odds & Pick

Kevin Holland vs Tim Means Odds
Kevin Holland-300
Tim Means+220

Kevin Holland (-300) aims to build on his recent successful return to the UFC welterweight division when he takes on Tim Means (+220) in a three-round matchup on Saturday night. Holland ended a three-fight winless slide with a decisive second-round TKO win over Alex Oliveira in his first 170-pound contest in five years at UFC 272.

Means is enjoying a late-career renaissance after extending his current win streak to three fights with a unanimous-decision win over Nicolas Dalby at UFC Vegas 30.

Holland: Need To Knows
  • Holland has kept extremely busy, making nine Octagon appearances since May 2020 and posting wins in six of those contests.
  • “Trailblazer” dominated while claiming victory in five straight fights to kick off that stretch, including first-round knockout wins over Anthony Hernandez, Charlie Ontiveros and Jacare Souza.
  • More recently, Holland suffered unanimous-decision losses to Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori, and was successfully taken down a combined 17 times in those clashes.
  • Holland’s last three fights were Alex Oliveira (win – TKO), Kyle Daukaus (no contest) and Marvin Vettori (loss – unanimous decision).
Means: Need To Knows
  • After posting wins in just three of nine fights, Means has turned things around with three straight three-round unanimous-decision wins.
  • Means ranks sixth all-time among UFC welterweights in strikes landed and has finished opponents in 24 of his 32 career wins. However, he is susceptible to quick finishes, with four of his past six defeats coming inside 10 minutes, including a pair of first-round losses.
  • “The Dirty Bird” is coming off his longest layoff in 13 years, but sports a perfect 3-0-0 record in contests occurring following a layoff of eight months or longer.
  • Means’ last three fights were Nicolas Dalby (win – unanimous decision), Mike Perry (win – unanimous decision) and Laureano Staropoli (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Tim Means (+220); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-120)

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