A critical matchup in the UFC's surging featherweight division is now official.
The headlining bout takes place Wednesday night on Yas Island, which the UFC has dubbed "Fight Island" for its month-long slate of events. The card will take place with no fans in the recently built Flash Forum. The venue is inside a safe zone where everyone has been tested for the coronavirus multiple times.
Kattar (21-4) is coming off a big second-round TKO over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249 on May 9. The New England native has won three of his past four fights. Kattar, 32, has won by KO/TKO in four of his five UFC victories. ESPN has him ranked No. 8 in the world among MMA featherweights.
Ige (14-2) has won six in a row and is perhaps the hottest contender in the division. The Hawaii native is coming off a split-decision win over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris on May 16. Ige, 28, has just one loss in the last five years.
There were multiple misses on Tuesday including Chris Fishgold, who missed the featherweight mark and weighed in at 149 pounds, and Abdul Razak Alhassan who came in above the welterweight limit at 174 pounds. Both fights will continue with Fishgold and Alhassan forfeiting 20 percent of their purses.
A fight was also canceled as Kenneth Bergh was unable to weigh in due to "weight management issues," according to the UFC. Bergh was scheduled to face Jorge Gonzalez in a light heavyweight bout on the prelims.