Kattar (20-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) stalked former title challenger Lamas (19-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC) before landing a one-two knockout at the 4:06 mark of the first round on Saturday night.
Lamas tried to slow down his opponent by taking out his legs. Although he appeared to have early success, it did little to stop Kattar from pushing him around the octagon. A clash of shins might’ve actually deterred Lamas from continuing his attack, and it appeared Kattar was just biding his time before he could let loose. A stiff jab and a body shot thudded into Lamas before the finishing sequence arrived.
Kattar picked up his second straight win and improved his overall record to 4-1 in the octagon. Lamas is now 1-3 in his past four fights and has suffered two brutal knockouts in two years.
The featherweight bout was part of the preliminary card of UFC 238 at United Center in Chicago. It aired on ESPN following prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ and ahead of the main card on pay-per-view.
Up-to-the-minute UFC 238 results include:
Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:06
Yan Xiaonan def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Darren Stewart def. Bevon Lewis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Eddie Wineland def. Grigorri Popov via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:47
Katlyn Chookagian def. Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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- UFC 238 play-by-play and live results (6:15 p.m. ET)
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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