Broken nose among injuries Calvin Kattar sustained in UFC on ABC 1 loss

ABU DHABI – Calvin Kattar definitely needed some patching up in the wake of his loss to Max Holloway at UFC on ABC 1.

Kattar’s (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) main event fight with former featherweight champion Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) did not go according to plan on Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. He was beaten up badly over the course of five rounds en route to a unanimous decision defeat, absorbing the most significant strikes of anyone in a single bout in UFC history.

UFC president Dana White said in the immediate aftermath of the headliner that he informed his staff to send Kattar to the hospital as soon as possible so his injuries could be examined.

Kattar’s manager and head coach, Tyson Chartier of the New England Cartel, told MMA Junkie on Sunday that the fighter sustained a broken nose in the fight and also required eight staples in the scalp to close the wounds Holloway opened up with his relentless offense.

The loss for Kattar snapped a two-fight winning streak for him. There’s no timeline on when he will be cleared to return to action, but it’s likely that a medical suspension is on the horizon for him.

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