On May 9, at 10:00 PM (ET), two Americans will enter the octagon as part of UFC 249: Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar. The favorite of this fight is Kattar.We examined in detail two future rivals and identified a real leader. The following is our prediction.

At what time Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar fight?
The fight time is May 9, 2020, at 10:00 PM (ET).

Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, UFC.TV, Fox Sports Go

How many wins and losses Stephens have?
Jeremy Stephens has 28 wins and 17 loss.

How many wins and losses dos Kattar have?
Calvin Kattar has 20 wins and 4 losses.

Jeremy Stephens

Stephens has not known wins for three fights in a row. The 33-year-old athlete spent the last fight on October 18, 2019 against the Mexican Yair Rodriguez. After 3 rounds of fighting, Rodriguez won by unanimous decision.

Jeremy’s last win was recorded on February 24, 2018 in a confrontation with Josh Emmett. In the second round, Stephens won by knockout after a series of elbow punches.

There were 17 losses in his career. Stephens can be called a knockout specialist. Jeremy never made it to the league title. But for many years, he is among the top fighters. Over the past two years, Jeremy’s business is not going smoothly.

Calvin Kattar

Last fight, Kattar held a goal on November 9, 2019 against Zabit Magomedsharipov. Following the results of three rounds, Magomedsharipov won by unanimous decision.

Calvin’s last win was recorded on June 8, 2019 in a confrontation with the American Ricardo Lamas. In the first round, Kattar won by TKO after a series of punches.

Statistics of losses: submission – 1, decision – 3. Kattar is a diverse fighter. American 32 years old. He debuted at the UFC 3 years ago.


Stephens vs Kattar Prediction

Calvin is 4 cm higher, and his arm span is 3 cm longer. At the base, both fighters are wrestlers, but retrained in MMA in almost pronounced drummers. In this case, their fights are more likely to take place in the stance.

Kattar inflicts more blows, but he misses 2 times more than Stephens. The firing accuracy of the fighters is almost the same, and they also reflect a percentage of approximately the same number of attacks. Jeremy has a huge number of wins by knockouts, and he is also hard to knock out, most of his defeats are decisions. Calvin often wins with both knockouts and decisions, knows how to keep a good punch, lost ahead of schedule only once – by submission.

The fighters have common rivals, they fought against Renato Moicano and Zabit Magomedsharipov. They lost to rivals in close fights, showed themselves especially well in the late rounds with Zabit Kattar. We emphasize that Calvin is perfectly prepared in a functional sense, he practically doesn’t get tired. Stephens clearly had a great fight over his career, but still remains a dangerous rival for everyone.

Despite the obvious favoritism of Kattar, we think that the fight is not easy for him to succeed. Stephens had a series of defeats, but he didn’t look hopeless in the last two fights. Jeremy is a very strong-willed fighter who is always ready to go to the end. Of course, Kattar will have an advantage in technical equipment and functional readiness. Nevertheless, we believe that Stephens will be at the expense of creating inconvenience to his future adversary.

Bookmakers clearly underestimate Stephens, who is eager to break his streak of failure. We take into account the greater potential of Kattar, but don’t consider it a significant favorite of the future event. Definitely, the fight will have a competitive connotation, because both fighters are incredibly experienced. Opponents will prefer to exchange blows in the rack, and the winner is most likely to be identified using the referee’s decision. In any case, the chances are good to see two full rounds.

  • Our prediction: Kattar Win

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