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Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett expected to deliver featherweight fireworks in UFC's return to Austin

Tickets on sale Friday May 6 for June 18 event at Moody Center.

LAS VEGAS – UFC returns to Austin, Texas for the first time since 2018 to hold its first event in the brand-new Moody Center. Headlining the event will be a featherweight matchup sure to deliver fireworks as No. 4-ranked contender Calvin Kattar takes on No. 7-ranked Josh Emmett. Also on the card, respected veteran Tim Means battles fan favorite Kevin Holland

"UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett" will take place Saturday, June 18 at Moody Center in Austin. The prelims will start at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+.

"UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett" tickets will go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. CT and are available for purchase at Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. 

UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. CT via the website A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday May 5 starting at 10 a.m. CT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through

Kattar (23-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) aims to continue his resurgence up the featherweight ranks by taking out another formidable test. A tough striker with the majority of his UFC wins coming via KO, Kattar proved himself among the elite in the division with notable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas and Shane Burgos. He now has his sights set on delivering another statement performance in his fourth consecutive UFC main event.

Knockout artist Emmett (17-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC)) looks to notch the biggest victory of his UFC career and break into the top 5 for the first time. Currently on the longest win streak of his UFC tenure, Emmett has delighted fans with incredible finishes over Mirsad Bektic, Michael Johnson and Ricardo Lamas. He now seeks to become the first person to knock out Kattar and insert himself into the title conversation.

Highly regarded veteran Means (32-12-1 MMA, 14-10 UFC) has been exciting UFC fans since his debut in 2012. A well-rounded athlete who is dangerous wherever the fight goes, Means is riding the second-longest win streak of his UFC career, which includes victories over Laureano Staropoli, Mike Perry and Nicolas Dalby. He now intends to steal the show by stopping Holland in the Lone Star State.

Texas' own Holland (22-7 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has cemented himself as one of the most entertaining athletes on the roster, both for his fighting style and his captivating personality. A veteran of Dana White's Contender Series, Holland has competed at both middleweight and welterweight, securing notable wins over "Jacare" Souza, Joaquin Buckley and Alex Oliveira. He now plans to put on a show for his fans in his first UFC fight in his home state.

Additional bouts on the card include: