UFC Vegas 46: Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze live results and highlights

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Opponents Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze of Georgia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on January 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Opponents Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze of Georgia face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on January 14, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) /
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UFC Vegas 46: Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze live results and highlights.

The UFC resumes action after a lengthy break for the holidays with UFC Vegas 46, which features a featherweight brawl between top contenders Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze.

Kattar returns after a year-long absence following his lopsided defeat to Max Holloway on Fight Island. Before his loss to Holloway, he had earned wins over the likes of Dan Ige, Jeremy Stephens, and Ricardo Lamas.

Kattar faces a tough challenge in Chikadze; a Georgian dynamo who has dominated his opposition in the octagon. This will be Chikadze’s second-straight main event after knocking out Edson Barboza in his last appearance.

The co-main event will feature a heavyweight matchup between Chase Sherman and Jake Collier. Former flyweight title challengers Jennifer Maia and Katlyn Chookagian square off for another potential title shot.

Former LFA champion Brandon Royval makes his flyweight return against Rogerio Bontorin, while former Dana White’s Contender Series standouts Joseph Holmes, Joanderson Brito, and Viacheslav Borshchev make their debuts.

UFC Vegas 46 Main Card (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)

Calvin Kattar vs. Giga Chikadze

OFFICIAL RESULT: Calvin Kattar defeated Giga Chikadze via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-44)

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Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman

OFFICIAL RESULT: Jake Collier defeated Chase Sherman via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 2:26

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Brandon Royval vs. Rogerio Bontorin

OFFICIAL RESULT: Brandon Royval defeated Rogerio Bontorin via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

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Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia

OFFICIAL RESULT: Katlyn Chookagian defeated Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borshchev

OFFICIAL RESULT: Viacheslav Borshchev defeated Dakota Bush via TKO, Round 1, 3:47

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Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito

OFFICIAL RESULT: Bill Algeo defeated Joanderson Brito via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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UFC Vegas 46 Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

Jamie Pickett vs. Joseph Holmes

OFFICIAL RESULT: Jamie Pickett defeated Joseph Holmes via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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Court McGee vs. Ramiz Brahimaj

OFFICIAL RESULT: Court McGee defeated Ramiz Brahimaj via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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Brian Kelleher vs. Kevin Croom

OFFICIAL RESULT: Brian Kelleher defeated Kevin Croom via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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TJ Brown vs. Charles Rosa

OFFICIAL RESULT:  TJ Brown defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) 

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UFC Vegas 46 took place on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.