Kattar, No. 6 in ESPN's featherweight rankings, has won three of his past four and comes in on a two-match "Fight of the Night" streak for his contests against Giga Chikadze (win) and former featherweight champion Max Holloway (loss).
Emmett, ranked No. 8 in ESPN's featherweight rankings, continues his impressive return from injury after tearing his left ACL in a victory versus Shane Burgos in June 2020. Emmett's win over Dan Ige in December 2021 was nearly 18 months after his knee surgery, as he carries a four-fight winning streak into Austin.
ESPN's Marc Raimondi touched base with an MMA coaching veteran to get his perspective on a pivotal featherweight matchup and how things could play out inside the octagon. ESPN's betting experts Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn added their insights and analysis for everything from the main event to some intriguing bets they like lower down the card.