Whenever Jeremy Stephens ventures into the octagon to battle, over two years will have gone since his last triumph.
Whenever Stephens will step into the octagon to battle will be in minimal over two months, when he faces Calvin Kattar at UFC 249 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18. The featherweight booking had been accounted for toward the end of last month, however the UFC made the battle official on Monday.
Stephens (28-17, 1 no challenge) is winless in his last four sessions, the longest such streak in both time and battles in a vocation that started in 2005. He lost to Yair Rodriguez (in addition to a no-challenge session against him), Zabit Magomedsharipov and Jose Aldo, all among the top-level featherweights. Nineteen of Stephens’ 28 vocation wins have dropped by knockout.
Kattar (20-4) had his run of first-round knockouts finished at two last November when he lost a consistent choice to Magomedsharipov. He has UFC prevails upon Ricardo Lamas, Chris Fishgold, Shane Burgos and Andre Fili.
UFC 249 is planned to be featured by lightweight boss Khabib Nurmagomedov safeguarding his title against Tony Ferguson.