Josh Emmett’s case for the UFC featherweight title shot became very strong on Saturday after he decided to part ways with Calvin Cutter at the main event of the UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas.
Emmett (18-2) attacked Katar (23-6) with his right wing and body shots from behind in a five-round fight. The scorecards of all three judges were nearby. The two officers fought a 145-pound fight with the 48-47 Emmett, who went on to become a betting underdog. The third took a 48-47 lead for Qatar.
Although the fight was undoubtedly close, generating a wide range of fan scores on social media, Emmett said he believed in the outcome. Former champion Alexander Volkanowski will defend his belt against Max Holloway at UFC 276 in Las Vegas on July 2, and Emmett asked for a chance to face the winner.
“I thought I had four of them [rounds] For one, “Emmet said.” I believe [a title shot should be next], Kelvin Cutter was fourth. Look at the children he fought. Holloway and Volkanowski are the best featherweights ever, but they need fresh blood and I can afford it. “
Saturday’s tournament was originally played as a boxing match, as no one wanted to use a featherweight leg kick or takedown. The best weapon of the dagger is its force, which he used continuously throughout the battle. He quickly cut off Emmett’s left eye and opened it even more from a corner in the fourth round.
Emmett of Sacramento excelled in the lower division. In the middle round he hit the lifter effectively and occasionally pushed back with his right hand. His weight was also visible behind him when Katar blocked the shots.
In the fifth, Emmett takes his dots and bleeds from the dagger, while the daggers try to keep some distance with their blows.
Emmett has won five in a row. Only Volkanowski (9), Arnold Allen (9) and Bryce Mitchell (6) have long been active in the division.