Stephens (28-17), 33, is a UFC Veteran and this fight will mark his 32nd appearance inside the octagon. Stephens will try to get himself back in the win column as his last victory came in February of 2018. “Lil Heathen” is 0-3,1 NC in his last four outings.
Kattar (20-4), 31, had a chance to get into title contention in his last fight, but he couldn’t get the jump on Zabit Magomedsharipov. Kattar is 4-2 in the UFC.
Both Stephens and Kattar will come into the fight ranked within the top 10 of the division. Currently they are ranked eighth and tenth.
UFC 249 will take place in Brooklyn, NY on April 18. The main event will be a lightweight championship fight between current champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and former interim champion Tony Ferguson. This is the fifth time the UFC has tried to book the Nurmagomedov and Ferguson fight.
Current UFC 249 fight card:
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson – 155 lbs
Ronaldo Souza vs. Uriah Hall – 185 lbs
Jéssica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas – 115 lbs
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar – 145 lbs
Ben Rothwell vs. Gian Villante – 265 lbs
Khama Worthy vs. Ottman Azaitar – 155 lbs
Ciryl Gane vs. S. Abdurakhimov – 265 lbs
Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras – 135 lbs