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UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR TO AIR LIVE ON ABC THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
HISTORIC UFC CARD TO BE FIRST LIVE COMBAT SPORTING EVENT ON AIR ON ABC SINCE 2000
(#1) MAX HOLLOWAY vs. (#6) CALVIN KATTAR
CARLOS CONDIT vs. MATT BROWN
Las Vegas – UFC® will air live on ABC linear TV for the first time in history this Saturday, January 16. UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR will air on ABC, live from UFC FIGHT ISLAND on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The main card will simulcast on ABC as well as ESPN+ beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on ABC at 2 p.m. ET with the debut of UFC 257 Countdown: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at athlete training camps ahead of UFC’s upcoming January 23 event.
Considered one of UFC’s best, Max Holloway (21-6, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii), is coming off a razor-thin loss to the division’s titleholder Alexander Volkanovski in July 2020. Calvin Kattar (22-4, fighting out of Methuen, Mass.), who is on a two-fight win streak, looks to keep his momentum going and insert himself into the conversation for title contention. The co-main event will feature a bout between two UFC welterweight veterans, as Carlos Condit (31-13, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.), a former Interim UFC welterweight champion, squares off against Matt Brown (24-17, fighting out of Denver, Colo.).
The event will be the first live combat sporting event to air on ABC since June 17, 2000, a boxing event headlined by Jose Luis Castillo’s upset of Stevie Johnston in Bell Gardens, Calif.
Live coverage of this Saturday’s UFC prelims begins at noon ET exclusively on ESPN+.
WHAT: UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR to be the first UFC event to air on
ABC and the first live combat sporting event on ABC since 2000
WHEN: Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC
*UFC 257 Countdown: Poirier vs. McGregor to precede broadcast at 2 p.m. ET on ABC
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