Pros react after Marvin Vettori defeats Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 23

UFC Vegas 23, Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland
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Today’s UFC Vegas 23 event was headlined by a key middleweight bout featuring Marvin Vettori taking on short-notice replacement Kevin Holland.

Vettori (17-4-1 MMA) was originally slated to square off with Darren Till at the event. However, the Liverpool native was forced to withdraw from the contest due to injury.

Thankfully, fellow middleweight contender Kevin Holland was eager to get back in the Octagon following his dismal showing against Derek Brunson, and thus Vettori was able to remain on the card.

‘The Italian Dream’ had entered today’s UFC Vegas 23 headliner with Kevin Holland on a four-fight winning streak, his latest being a dominant decision victory over Jack Hermansson.

Vettori’s most previous loss had come by way of split decision to reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in April of 2018, a fight which the Italian is eager to get back.

Marvin Vettori
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Meanwhile, Kevin Holland (21-7 MMA) saw his five-fight winning streak snapped by Derek Brunson in his most recent effort on March 20. Prior to that setback, ‘Trailblazer’ had earned a sensational knockout win over Jacare Souza at UFC 256.

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 23 headliner proved to be a one-sided affair. Marvin Vettori used the same blueprint as Derek Brunson to frustrate Kevin Holland on route to a lopsided unanimous decision victory. The Italian showcased his strong wrestling skills to dominate ‘Trailblazer’ on the canvas.

Official UFC Vegas 23 Result: Marvin Vettori def. Kevin Holland by unanimous decision (50-44 x3)

Check out how the pros reacted to Vettori defeating Holland below:

Post-fight reactions to Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland:

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