Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar faceoff ahead of UFC on ABC 1 headliner

ABU DHABI – Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar came in person for the very first time ahead of their UFC on ABC 1 centerpiece on Thursday.

Previous UFC featherweight champ Holloway (21-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 17-6 UFC) and rising competitor Kattar (22-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 6-2 UFC) had a tense however considerate staredown in their very first main pre-fight encounter. And with it, the construct continues towards battle night.

The faceoff happened outside Etihad Arena on Yas Island, the exact same place which will host UFC on ABC 1, which airs on ABC and streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.

See the video above to see the staredown in between Holloway and Kattar.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.