Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Katter will return after his loss to Zabit Magomedsherpov to face Jeremy “The Little Heathen” Stephens in the Featherweight Division at UFC 248 on March 7. This is reported by MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn and Nolan King, speaking with people close to the situation. Katter fought Magomedsherpov on November 9, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 163 losing by Unanimous Decision. Katter record is 20-4 and is ranked #11 in the Featherweight Division.
Jeremy Stephens is looking to bounce back from a loss against Yair Rodriguez. Stephens fought Rodriguez on September 21, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 159 and the fight went to a no-contest after an accidental eye poke. They fought again at UFC on ESPN 6 on October 18, 2019, with Rodriguez beating Stephens by Unanimous Decision. Stephens record is 28-17 and is ranked #8 in the Featherweight Division.
UFC 248 will feature a main event between Strawweight Champion Weili Zhang vs former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyz. Zhang won the Strawweight Championship at UFC Fight Night 157 on August 31, 2019, by beating Jessica Andrade by TKO. Jedrzejczyz is coming off a Unanimous Decision win against Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161 on October 12, 2019.