Sportsbooks Favor Calvin Kattar Over Josh Emmett in June 18 Headliner


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  • Calvin Kattar has opened as the -170 betting favorite against Josh Emmett.
  • At +145, Emmett will be the betting underdog for the sixth time in his last seven bouts.
  • Kattar and Emmett will headline UFC on ESPN 37 on June 18, 2022.

Oddsmakers are picking Calvin Kattar over Josh Emmett in a battle between Top 10 featherweights in the main event of UFC on ESPN 37 on June 18, 2022.

According to the best UFC betting sites, Kattar is the -170 favorite and Emmett the +145 underdog:

Kattar Pitches Shutout vs Giga Chikadze

Kattar bounced back from a loss to Max Holloway by pitching a shutout and upending Giga Chikadze at the main event of UFC Vegas 46. The win snapped Chikadze’s seven-fight unbeaten run in the UFC and put Kattar back in title contention after he went 2-2 in his previous four bouts.

The 34-year-old from Methuen Massachusetts is currently the no. 4 ranked featherweight in the UFC. Kattar began his career fighting for Combat Zone, Elite XC, Xtreme Championship Fight League, and CES before joining the UFC in 2017. Overall, Kattar is 23-5 with 11 knockouts and two submission victories and is 7-3 inside the UFC Octagon.

The Boston Finisher has been the betting favorite in six out of his 10 previous UFC appearances, losing once as a -105 against Renato Moicano at UFC 223. In four bouts where Kattar was the underdog, he lost three times with his fight against Chikadze the only exception. Kattar closed at +175 odds against Chikadze.

Josh Emmett Edges Dan Ige

Emmett successfully returned from an ACL injury with a unanimous decision win over Dan Ige at UFC 269 last December 11, 2021. Prior to that bout, Emmett won three consecutive bouts, including a unanimous decision win over Shane Burgos where he suffered an ACL injury.

The 37-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona is the 7th ranked featherweight in the UFC. He began his fighting career at Capitol Fighting Championships, West Coast FC, and KOTC. Emmett won the West Coast FC lightweight title in 2014 and three fights later, he joined the UFC. He has an overall record of 17-2 with six knockouts and two submission victories.

This marks the sixth time in his last seven bouts where Emmett has the plus money sign written next to his name. He went 4-1 in the five bouts where he was an underdog during that span, with his only loss coming at the hands of Jeremy Stephens who knocked Emmett out as the -130 betting favorite. Emmett was the -155 betting favorite in his last bout against Ige.

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