UFC Fight Island 7: ‘Holloway vs Kattar’ – The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the UFC FIGHT ISLAND 7: ‘HOLLOWAY VS KATTAR’ event, which was broadcast from Abu Dhabi.…

By: June M. Williams | 2 years ago
UFC Fight Island 7: ‘Holloway vs Kattar’ – The 6th Round Post-Fight Show
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Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the UFC FIGHT ISLAND 7: ‘HOLLOWAY VS KATTAR’ event, which was broadcast from Abu Dhabi. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS…)

Tonight, Saturday, January 16th, 2021, in the main event of UFC Fight Island 7, we had a main event featuring Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar. In our co-main event, we had fight veterans Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown.

Overall, this 10-bout card saw three swift finishes in Round 1, no submissions, three exciting KO/TKO’s, seven decisions, including our five round main event. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Alessio Di Chirico, and Jingliang Li; FOTN honors went to Holloway vs. Kattar. What a night of fights we have to share with you!

Also on the card, we had an exciting welterweight bout between Jingliang Li and Santiago Ponzinibbio, which swiftly ended in RD 1 in a POTN from ‘The Leech’. Just prior to that battle, we had a brief but fantastic middleweight bout between Alessio Di Chirico and Joaquin Buckley, which also ended rapidly in round 1 in another POTN from ‘Manzo’. T The featured opening bout for the main card had the sensational Hawaiian Punhele Soriano continue his undefeated streak against Duško Todorović in what should have been the third POTN, also ending in Round 1. Which was preceded by a slightly smaller than planned undercard. Join us to discuss all the action…


10. 145lbs – Max Holloway (22-6) DEF. Calvin Kattar (22-5) – 5 Rds, DEC, Unanimous

9. 170lbs – Carlos Condit (32-13) DEF. Matt Brown (22-18) – DEC, Unanimous

8. 170lbs – Jingliang Li (18-6) DEF. Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-4) – KO/TKO, Left Hook at 4:25 of Rd 1

7. 185lbs – Alessio Di Chirico (13-5) DEF. Joaquin Buckley (12-4) – KO/TKO, Head Kick at 2:12 of Rd 1

6. 185lbs – Punahele Soriano (8-0) DEF. Duško Todorović (10-1) – KO/TKO, Punches at 4:48 of Rd 1

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Holloway vs. Kattar
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Jingliang Li 2. Alessio Di Chirico


5. 125lbs – Joselyn Edwards (10-2) DEF. Yanan Wu (11-4) – DEC, Unanimous

4. 265lbs – Carlos Felipe (10-1) DEF. Justin Tafa (4-2) – DEC, SPLIT

3. 170lbs – Ramazan Emeev (20-4) DEF. David Zawada (17-6) – DEC, SPLIT

2. 135lbs – Vanessa Melo (11-8) DEF. Sarah Moras (6-7) – DEC, Unanimous

1. 145lbs – Austin Lingo (8-1) DEF. Jacob Kilburn (8-4) – DEC, Unanimous

Cancelled Bouts since this card was announced:
CANCELLED: 135 lbs – Ricky Simón vs. Brian Kelleher – Kelleher Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 125 lbs – Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa – Espinosa Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 170 lbs – Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov – Salikhov Withdrew Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Symptoms
CANCELLED: 185 lbs – Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez – Hernandez Tested Positive for COVID-19
CANCELLED: 145 lbs – Nik Lentz vs. Mike Grundy – Grundy Withdrew
CANCELLED: 135 lbs – Bethe Correia vs. Yanan Wu – Correia Withdrew
CANCELLED: 170 lbs. – Warlley Alves vs. Christian Aguilera – Aguilera Withdrew
CANCELLED: 185 lbs – Nassourdine Imavov vs. Phil Hawes – Hawes Injury

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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Production Manager & Ombudsperson, as well as our Podcast Syndicator. She is also an acting author, editor & lead fixer for Bloody Elbow. She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making BE her primary home since 2013.

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