10 Jun - 
UFC 238: Calvin Kattar wants to headline a card, and he doesn't care against whom

CHICAGO – Calvin Kattar beat Ricardo Lamas with a Saturday night on the preliminary card at UFC 238 in Chicago.

Take a look inside the fight with Kattar, which was his second straight first-round finish.

Result: Calvin Kattar def. Ricardo Lamas via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:06
Updated records: Kattar (20-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Lamas (19-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC)
Key stat: Kattar’s last three wins are by knockout, including now two straight in the first round.

Kattar on the fight’s key moment

“I envision putting my hands on everybody – putting them on the canvas. Everybody. I don’t know how it’s going to happen – if you go in there with too much of a precise game plan, (expletive) ain’t gonna happen. … This time, we just reacted, landed a big shot, and when he hit the ground, I was just, ‘Oh (expletive),’ and followed up.”

Kattar on fighting Lamas in Lamas’ backyard

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Ricardo. I couldn’t show it before the fight because in my head, he’s the enemy up until afterward. … It was an honor to fight him in his home town. He had that place rockin’ – they were cheering for him, booing for me, and I loved every second of it.”

Kattar on what he wants next

“I’m excited to go onward and upward – put me with whoever you want. Just keep paying me. You guys tell me. … I think if you want to headline cards, you can’t ask for anybody. Tell me who you want me to headline the card with. Let’s do it.”

To hear more from Kattar, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

And for complete coverage of UFC 238, visit the UFC Events section of the site.