Kevin Holland News
Kevin Holland details a unique scenario which could result in an unprecedented knockout of Derek Brunson
Adam D Martin - January 10, 2021
Kevin Holland calls Khamzat Chimaev a "wannabe gangster"
Adam Martin - December 17, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland called Khamzat Chimaev a “wannabe gangster” after hearing “crickets” following his recent call-out. Holland knocked out veteran Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 last weekend with punches off his back on the ground. It was another incredible victory for Holland, who is 5-0 in 2020, with all five of his fights coming since May. After knocking Souza out in a $50,000 bonus-winning performance, Holland called out Chimaev, one of the hottest fighters in the UFC right now at either 170lbs or 180lbs. Chimaev currently has a date set with Leon Edwards for January 20 on Fight Island, but that didn’t stop Holland from calling the Swede out.
Kevin Holland has an interesting motive for wanting to beat up Derek Brunson
Drake Riggs - December 16, 2020
At UFC 256, middleweight contender Kevin Holland scored his biggest win yet. Now he’s expressed his interest in beating up Derek Brunson… but not for any reason you might assume. Throughout Holland’s still young career, he’s become somewhat of a knockout artist with 11 of his 21 victories coming via that finishing variation. By watching him in action, one can undeniably see he’s a striking showman.
UFC Rankings Update: Charles Oliveira and Kevin Holland make big jumps
Drake Riggs - December 15, 2020
Among the biggest winners from UFC 256, there arguably weren’t any bigger than Charles Oliveira and Kevin Holland. In the event’s co-main event, Brazil’s Oliveira impressed beyond comprehension with the biggest win of his career. Taking on former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, Oliveira would completely shut down his adversary en route to a unanimous decision win.
Kevin Holland has no plans to slow down: “I guess we will have to do 6 fights in 2021”
Harry Kettle - December 15, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland is planning for a big year in 2021 after a sensational five wins in 2020. While some aren’t including him in the discussion for Fighter of the Year, there’s no way of denying that Holland has been able to transform himself into a legitimate divisional contender between May and December with wins over highly regarded foes like Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Darren Stewart and Joaquin Buckley.
Kevin Holland on UFC 256 win over Ronaldo Souza: "I hate that it had to be Jacare that I did like that"
Adam D Martin - December 13, 2020
UFC middleweight Kevin Holland picked up a KO win over Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256, but he wishes it hadn’t been “Jacare” who got knocked out. Holland picked up arguably the biggest win of his MMA career to date when he brutally knocked Souza out in the first round with punches off his back. It was a unique knockout and extremely violent, too, as Souza’s body was contorted on the mat while Holland KOed him. It was the kind of win that officially announced Holland as a serious title contender in the UFC middleweight division, and also the kind of win that makes you wonder what Souza has left in the tank considering how devastating the KO was.
Pros react after Kevin Holland stops Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256
Chris Taylor - December 12, 2020
Tonight’s UFC 256 event included a key middleweight matchup featuring veteran Ronaldo Souza taking on surging contender Kevin Holland. Souza (26-8 MMA) had entered tonight’s event looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. In his most previous effort thirteen months ago, ‘Jacare’ suffered a split-decision loss to the UFC’s new light heavyweight champion in Jan Blachowicz. The former Strikeforce middleweight title holder had gone just 2-3 over his past five contests ahead of tonight’s event.
UFC 256 Results: Kevin Holland KO's Ronaldo Souza (Video)
Chris Taylor - December 12, 2020
Tonight’s UFC 256 event includes a key middleweight matchup featuring veteran Ronaldo Souza taking on surging contender Kevin Holland. Souza (26-8 MMA) enters tonight’s event looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. In his most recent effort thirteen months ago, ‘Jacare’ suffered a split-decision loss to the UFC’s new light heavyweight champion in Jan Blachowicz. The former Strikeforce middleweight title holder has gone just 2-3 over his past five contests ahead of tonight’s event.
Kevin Holland sends a message to Jacare Souza ahead of UFC 256: “Don’t try and lay and pray”
Cole Shelton - December 7, 2020
Kevin Holland is hoping to give the fans an entertaining fight. On the main card of UFC 256, Holland is set to take on perennial middleweight contender, Jacare Souza in a very intriguing matchup. For many pundits, they believe if Kevin Holland can keep it standing he will have success, while Souza needs to get the fight to the ground.
Video | Jack Hermansson reacts to the news Kevin Holland tested positive for COVID-19
Adam Martin - November 29, 2020
Kevin Holland plays musical chairs with Marvin Vettori, now faces Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256
Adam Martin - November 29, 2020
With Jack Hermansson now fighting Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland played musical chairs and will now face Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 instead. Holland was set to fight Hermansson in the main event of UFC Vegas 16 on December 5, but he was pulled this week from the bout after testing positive for COVID-19. The UFC then announced that Vettori would be pulled from his fight against Souza at UFC 256 on December 12 to fight Hermansson on short notice. That briefly left Souza without an opponent, but the UFC matchmakers took care of that quickly as Holland will now take on Souza at UFC 256 barring another positive test for COVID-19.
Jack Hermansson believes the ground game is the key to beating Kevin Holland
Adam Martin - November 12, 2020
UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson believes that the ground game is the key to beating Kevin Holland when the two clash later this year. Hermansson was originally scheduled to fight Darren Till on December 5 at a UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, but Till withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Holland. Hermansson is a top-five fighter but decided to accept the fight against an unranked opponent. On paper, this looks like a great fight for the fans even if Holland isn’t ranked just because of what could happen if the fight between these two hits the ground.
Kevin Holland planning move to 170lbs, wants Jorge Masvidal's BMF title
Adam Martin - November 11, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland is planning a move down to 170lbs at some point and says he’s coming for Jorge Masvidal’s BMF title. Holland is one of the hottest fighters in the UFC middleweight division these days. Since making his promotional debut in 2018, Holland has gone 7-2 overall in the Octagon. But 2020, in particular, has been a good year for him. Since the UFC returned from the coronavirus pandemic in May, Holland has gone 4-0 with wins over Anthony Hernandez, Joaquin Buckley, Darren Stewart, and Charlie Ontiveros. He will fight for the fifth time in seven months when he takes on Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night in December.
Kevin Holland says coach Travis Lutter wants him to fight two more times in 2020
Adam Martin - November 3, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland says that his coach, former UFC fighter Travis Lutter, wants him to fight two more times in 2020. Holland has been one of the most active fighters on the UFC roster during the COVID-19 pandemic era. Dating back to May, Holland has fought four times and he’s won all four fights in impressive fashion. In May, Holland knocked out Anthony Hernandez in the first round at UFC Jacksonville. Holland then returned in August at UFC Vegas: Lewis vs. Overeem and defeated Joaquin Buckley via KO, winning a 50k bonus for his efforts.
Video | Israel Adesanya and Kevin Holland involved in heated exchange at UFC Vegas 12
Harry Kettle - November 2, 2020
Kevin Holland calls out Mike Perry: "Let's scrap"
Adam D Martin - November 1, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland called out Mike Perry following his first-round submission win over Charlie Ontiveros on Saturday. Holland picked up his fourth straight win since the UFC restarted following the coronavirus pandemic in May as he finished Ontiveros in the first round. He also holds notably recent victories over Darren Stewart, Joaquin Buckley, and Anthony Hernandez. Overall, Holland is now 7-2 in the UFC since joining the promotion in August 2018. He has quickly become a fan favorite both for his impressive performances inside the cage and his trash talking.
Kevin Holland receives short-notice opponent for UFC Vegas 12 after Makhmud Muradov withdraws
Adam Martin - October 28, 2020
UFC middleweight Kevin Holland received a short-notice opponent for UFC Vegas 12 after Makhmud Muradov withdrew from Saturday’s event. Holland vs. Muradov was set to be a part of the main card for this Saturday’s UFC event, which features a main event between middleweights Uriah Hall and Anderson Silva. Holland vs. Muradov had the potential to a great fight, but unfortunately, it won’t be happening anymore. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Muradov was forced to withdraw from the event and he has been replaced by the UFC newcomer Ontiveros.
Video | Kevin Holland announces next fight in hilarious video with "The Dentist"
Adam Martin - August 23, 2020
UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland announced his next fight against “The Dentist” Darren Stewart with a visit to his dentist’s office. Holland took to social media to announce that he will be fighting Stewart at the UFC Fight Night card on September 19 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headliner for that event was officially announced this weekend by the UFC as welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley will meet in a five-round grudge match. Take a look at Holland announcing his fight on Twitter against Stewart, also known as “The Dentist.”
UFC Vegas 6 Bonus Report: Four fighters including Kevin Holland receive performance bonuses
Adam D Martin - August 9, 2020
Four fighters including middleweight Kevin Holland received $50,000 each for “Performance of the Night” bonuses following the conclusion of UFC on Vegas 6. Holland, along with middleweight Darren Stewart, featherweight Gavin Tucker, and middleweight Andrew Sanchez, all received the highly-coveted bonuses following the event. The UFC made the announcement that four POTN bonuses would be handed out.
Ed Herman not happy with Kevin Holland for recent comments: “I kind of want to punch him in the face”
Natasha Hooper - August 5, 2020
Kevin Holland vents on UFC Vegas 5 fight cancellation: “I could bite somebody’s ear off”
Natasha Hooper - August 3, 2020
Kevin Holland is frustrated that his UFC Vegas 5 fight against Trevin Giles was cancelled and he wants everybody to know about it. The middleweight prospect’s fight against Giles was cancelled at the last minute after his opponent fainted just moments before his walkout. Holland explained how he discovered the disappointing news and vented that he wants to “bite somebody’s ear off’ or “eat their kids”.