Arnold Allen looks sharp, stops Calvin Kattar in UFC Vegas 63 main event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, October 29, 2022, for UFC Vegas 63, headlined by a featherweight clash between no. 5 ranked Calvin Kattar (23-6) and no. 6 ranked Arnold Allen (18-1).

Our co-main event of the evening came in the welterweight division between Tim Means (32-13-1-1) and Max Griffin (18-9). Both Means and Griffin each came into this bout tonight having gone 3-1 over their last four appearances.

Reverting back to our main event:

Allen has been pegged by many as a future champion for some time now, as he came into his first five-round encounter tonight on an 11-fight win streak (9-0 UFC). Kattar on the other hand is by far his toughest test to date, and had gone five rounds in his last four fights.

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Continue reading to see how this 170 lb co-main event encounter went down:

Official Result: Arnold Allen def. Calvin Kattar via TKO (knee injury) at :08 of round two 

Round one is very much a feeling out process up until around the three minute mark, where Allen begins to let go of his hands.

Allen is looking incredibly sharp early on, as he always does, landing four beautiful straight left hands in a row. Kattar injures his knee toward the end of the opening stretch and Allen follows him to the ground and locks up an anaconda choke. He later transitions to a guillotine until the clock runs out.

Allen lands a nice leg kick to begin the second round and that was all she wrote, Kattar’s leg couldn’t take it.

This is the first time anyone has ever finished Calvin Kattar, as Arnold Allen becomes the first featherweight to ever begin his UFC tenure with ten-straight wins. What’s more, this is his second-straight TKO finish over a durable and highly skilled opponent, as he improves his record to 19-1 with this victory at UFC Vegas 63.

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Brady Ordway
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