It’s not exactly a showdown with Doo Ho Choi,
Fili is going to get to stay on the UFC
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Monday that Fili
will meet Octagon newcomer Calvin
Kattar at UFC 214, scheduled for July 29 at the Honda Center in
Four weeks ago, it was reported that Fili’s originally scheduled
opponent, the aforementioned Choi, had suffered an injury in
training and would be forced to withdraw. Prior the UFC’s official
announcement, MMA Today was
first to report the news of Kattar’s signing and
Fili, 27, earned the biggest win of his pro career last October,
taking a unanimous decision over tough — and overweight – Nova
Uniao product Hacran Dias.
It was the Team Alpha Male product’s first fight since he fell prey
to one of 2016’s most devastating knockouts, a flying head kick
from Mexican prospect Yair
Rodriguez at UFC 197 in April 2016.
The 29-year-old Kattar has won eight consecutive bouts and is
unbeaten in over seven years. “The Boston Finisher” last saw action
in September, topping Chris
Foster via unanimous decision at Classic Entertainment and
Sports MMA 38.