Kattar (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) – “The Boston Finisher” – finished off Burgos (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) 32 seconds into the third round with a TKO after planting Burgos on the canvas with a pair of big right uppercuts.
The featherweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC 220 event at TD Garden in Boston. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Kattar stung Burgos several times with straight right hands. And though Burgos tried to shake his head like it wasn’t much, the shots almost certainly had to give Kattar confidence. Burgos stayed right in the pocket with Kattar, though, and tried to put together body-head combinations. But Kattar kept landing his jab and just missed a flush uppercut that glanced off, instead. With 10 seconds left in the round, Kattar landed a kick right up the middle that drilled Burgos in the chin, though he stayed upright.
The second round was much the same as the first. Burgos had his moemnts, but also had a lot of moments in which his head was snapping back from a Kattar straight jab. Still, Burgos pressed ahead hoping to get some kind of sustained offense together rather than one-offs. With 90 seconds, he started to get something going – but he soon found himself back on the end of Kattar’s solid accuracy yet again.
In the third, Burgos wanted to come out like a bat out of hell. And he did. But Kattar made him pay in a hurry. He landed a massive right uppercut, then a combination when Burgos wobbled backward. That put Burgos on the canvas. Kattar followed him down and landed several big punches on the mat to finish the job.
Kattar ran his winning streak to 10 fights, including his first two in the UFC. Burgos suffered the first loss of his pro career after a 10-0 start.
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(MMAjunkie’s Ken Hathaway contributed to this report on site in Boston.)view original article >>
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