Dan Ige was not capable of take the subsequent step ahead within the featherweight pecking order on Wednesday when he got here up brief towards Calvin Kattar within the UFC on ESPN 13 foremost occasion.
Ige (14-Three MMA, 6-2 UFC) had his six-fight successful streak snapped with a unanimous resolution loss to Kattar (22-Four MMA, 6-2 UFC) within the headlining bout, which occurred at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Though he got here out on the incorrect facet of the scorecards, Ige confirmed large sturdiness and a few harmful offense. It wasn’t sufficient towards Kattar, nevertheless it proved he belongs within the higher tier of the 145-pound weight class.
Even in defeat, there are all types of choices on the desk for “Dynamite.” A matchup with Jeremy Stephens (28-18 MMA, 15-17 UFC), who can also be coming off a loss to Kattar, may very well be a possible possibility.
Is that what makes most sense for Ige after the loss? Watch the video above for ideas and evaluation on his future.