Completed MMA Bout

Brad Katona vs. Matthew Lopez

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | Pro MMA

Brad Katona defeats Matthew Lopez via 3 Round Decision

Brad "Superman" Katona
Matthew Lopez

Katona
Decision
Round 3

7-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-3-0
Climbed to 8-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-4
-165 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +135 (Slight Underdog)
Canada   Nationality   United States
Dublin, Ireland   Fighting out of   Fullerton, California
26 years, 11 months, 2 weeks, 5 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 10 months, 2 weeks, 3 days
135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'7" (170cm)
64.5" (164cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
SBG Ireland (Primary)
Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (Other)
  Gym   Reign MMA
UFC 231
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega
  • Date: Saturday 12.08.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Brian Beauchamp
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 13)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jone Anik, Joe Rogan, Paul Felder
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Katona Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Lopez Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Katona vs. Lopez Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1955  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Katona
83%
Lopez
17%

Event Discussion

zarog
zarog

12.10.2018 | 11:26 PM ET

That would be great, considering he would need to be better to compete at 155. 155 is the deepest, most skilled, and arguably the most athletic division in the sport. I think Ferguson, Khabib, and Lee would all give him fits. Holloway is probably a top 10 guy at LW, but I don't see him getting the belt with who else is currently at the top.
ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

12.11.2018 | 3:04 AM ET

I think if he transitioned well he'd probably beat lee and Tony. It depends if they straight up outmuscle him or not. If not, and his TD holds up, he likely beats both. Prob the only guy who can match Ferguson's Cardio out there really.Doubt he beats Khabib though. Nurmy is a big ass FW and I don't think anyone can stay on their feet against him.
freemoneyforall
freemoneyforall

12.11.2018 | 1:53 PM ET

The time is definitely right for him to move up. So many great fights for him at lightweight. 

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