The previous couple of months of 2020 has been a wild trip for Kevin Holland, to say the least. Initially purported to face Trevor Giles in August at UFC Struggle Night time: Brunson vs Shahbazyan, Holland’s struggle was canceled simply previous to the beginning, as Giles had fainted backstage and was unable to compete.

Every week later, Kevin Holland was as soon as once more rescheduled for a struggle by the UFC, this time towards Joaquin Buckley at UFC Struggle Night time 174. And the previous received the job finished for himself through third knockout TKO, a win that additionally earned him a Efficiency of the Night time award.

Kevin Holland beats Darren Stewart to start-off UFC Vegas 11

Nearly a month after his dominant win over Joaquin Buckley, Kevin Holland was again in Octagon motion, and this time round, he as soon as once more proved his value in one more dominant efficiency. Whereas Holland himself wasn’t precisely happy together with his efficiency, he clearly did sufficient to win the bout, as two judges scored the struggle 29-28 for Holland whereas the third choose scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Stewart.

The struggle itself had a wild begin to it, with each males swinging for the fences proper from the get-go. The 2 middleweights have been clearly aiming for a KO end and Stewart even rattled Holland with a brutal shot. The second spherical noticed Kevin Holland dominate his opponent and even safe essential judges factors by going all in with a brutal mixture.

Stewart, who regardless of taking some stable pictures, saved up with the tempo and did fairly nicely for himself in a stable 15-minute opener, that ultimately was scored in favor of Kevin Holland. Following his win, Holland supplied to step-in for the veteran Demian Maia if he pulled-out of his rumored struggle towards Khamzat Chimaev, in his post-fight interview.

Printed 20 Sep 2020, 06:34 IST


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