The UFC will be back on network television in 2021, and from the event comes today’s Holloway Kattar free pick.
UFC on ABC 1 will air live tonight on ABC and you don’t want to miss the first event of 2021. For a free event, there are multiple intriguing fights with big implications on the card.
The main event will feature Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar.
Fight: Max Holloway (21-6) vs. Calvin Kattar (22-4)
Where: Abu Dhabi (Fight Island)
When: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Holloway vs. Kattar Betting Odds
- Fight Odds: Holloway (-160) vs. Kattar (+140) at America’s Bookie
The betting odds on Holloway have been shooting up. The veteran opened up -135, but has been bet up. This line is already hitting -175 at a lot of online bookmakers.
- Fight Odds: Over 4.5 Rounds (-190) vs. Under 4.5 Rounds (+160)
Most handicappers expect this fight to go the distance and I don’t disagree. Neither fighter has ever been knocked out and both guys have only been submitted once in their careers.
Holloway vs. Kattar – Tale of the Tape
Holloway is only 29 years old, but he has been fighting with the UFC for so long that many assume he’s much older. He has had a rough past two years, as he has only gone 1-3 in the UFC.
He only fought once last year and he lost to Volkanovski by split decision.
Kattar went 2-0 last year with a KO win against Stephens and a decision against Ige.
Both of these guys love to stand and bang. I don’t think we’ll see many takedown attempts. Kattar is averaging 5.01 SLpM and 5.66 SApM, while Holloway averages 6.47 SLpM and 4.52 SApM.
Holloway Kattar Free Pick
Despite Holloway’s struggles, it’s tough to bet against him in this spot against Kattar for my Holloway Kattar free pick.
Kattar hasn’t fought the same type of competition in the cage. Holloway is a big step up for him and he’s also typically a slow starter. With Holloway’s striking volume, it’ll be tough to comeback.
I’m not sure Holloway will be able to stop Kattar, though, so I’m paying up for the moneyline.
Holloway Kattar Free Pick: Max Holloway ML (-160)
Free Pick By Scott Jack