UFC president Dana White confirmed the bout to
ESPN.com on Tuesday. UFC Boston takes place at TD Garden and is
headlined by a light heavyweight clash pitting Dominick
Reyes against Chris
Weidman. The card is expected to air on ESPN.
Magomedsharipov has won 17 of his first 18 professional outings, a
run that includes all five of his Octagon appearances. Most
recently, the 28-year-old Dagestani outpointed Jeremy
Stephens at UFC 235 on March 2.
Kattar, meanwhile, has been victorious in four of his five UFC
bouts. “The Boston Finisher” is coming off back-to-back first-round
TKO victories over Chris
Fishgold and Ricardo
Lamas in his last two outings.