Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Calvin Kattar after UFC on ESPN+ 21 loss?

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Calvin Kattar had everything working against him at UFC on ESPN+ 21, and unfortunately he couldn’t overcome the obstacles.

After he was originally supposed to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in his hometown of Boston, the featherweight contender fight was shifted into enemy territory in Russia. Kattar (20-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) fell short, losing a unanimous decision in the headlining bout at CSKA Arena in Moscow.

The matchup was an opportunity for Kattar to break through and establish himself as a top contender at 145 pounds. He didn’t get there this time, but he showed a good account for himself in the “Fight of the Night.”

What does the loss mean for Kattar? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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