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Stephens vs Kattar 05/09/2020 UFC Odds, Previews and Picks

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Stephens vs Kattar 05-09-2020 UFC Odds Previews and Picks

Stephens vs Kattar 05/09/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is delighted to bring to their fans a blockbuster fight card in UFC 249 after almost two months of no fights. This event will happen on Saturday, May 9 in a closed-door venue in Jacksonville, Florida. Fight fans can get to watch the fight on Pay Per View and through UFC Fight Pass. This event boasts a two-title main event with Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship while Henry Cejudo defends the bantamweight title against the returning Dominick Cruz. The undercard is a featherweight match between Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar. UFC Betting Odds see Kattar with the advantage in this match against Stephens.

Stephens vs Kattar 05/09/2020

When: Saturday, May 9, 6:30 PM ET
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Stephens vs Kattar 05/09/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jeremy Stephens +195 Calvin Kattar -250

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Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens is a UFC featherweight veteran that came from Des Moines, Iowa and fights out of Alliance MMA. Nicknamed “Lil’ Heaven”, he stands at 5-foot-9 and weighs in at 145 at 33 years old. His professional MMA record is at 28-17 with 19 wins coming from knockouts. Stephens has been in the UFC since 2007 and has 31 fights in the organization. His career has been on an up-and-down roller coaster ride. In his last twelve fights, he had won five fights, lost six and one no-contest. His last four fights, he had three losses and they were against former champion Jose Aldo, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Yair Rodriguez. Before that, he had a three-fight winning streak against Josh Emmet, Doo Ho Choi and Josh Emmet.

Calvin Kattar

Calvin Kattar is a 32-year-old featherweight fighter that hails from Methuen, Massachusetts. His stable is at Carlos Neto BJJ and Team Sityodong. Standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing at 145 lbs, he has a 20-4 professional MMA record. Nicknamed “The Boston Finisher”, Kattar made his UFC debut in UFC 214 back in July 2017. He was able to defeat Andre Fili via unanimous decision and made his mark by beating Shane Burgos for his second UFC match via TKO in the second round. He tasted his first UFC defeat against Renato Carneiro via unanimous decision but came back winning back-to-back fights against Chris Fishgold and Ricardo Lamas via TKOs. His last match was registered in November 2019 in UFC Fight Night 163 and he was beaten by Zabit Magomedsharipov via unanimous decision.

Stephens vs Kattar Betting Numbers

Record 28-17-0 (1 NC) 20-4-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 9″ 5′ 11″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (inches) 71 72
Win by KO/TKO 68% 45%
Win by Submission 7% 15%
Decisions 25% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 3.09 5.12
Striking accuracy 40% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.98 6.36
Striking defense 58% 57%
Takedown average 1.18 0.47
Takedown accuracy 38% 33%
Takedown defense 65% 77%
Submission average 0.4 0.4

Stephens vs Kattar Betting Picks

Kattar is favored to win in this match over Stephens by Online Betting. Expect Kattar to finish this match early and use his punching power to recover from his past loss. On the other corner, Stephens will not be afraid to take his fists to Kattar and both fighters are expected to try to knock out each other. With a better recent history, Kattar is the safer bet.