The Octagon remains in Nevada for today’s UFC Vegas 23 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by middleweights Kevin Holland and Marvin Vettori.
Vettori (16-4-1 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.
‘The Italian Dream’ will enter 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. Marvin Vettori’s last loss came 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.
Meanwhile, Kevin Holland (21-6 MMA) had his five-fight winning streak snapped by Derek Brunson in his most recent effort on March 20. Prior to the setback, ‘Trailblazer’ was coming off of a sensational knockout win over Jacare Souza at UFC 256.
UFC Vegas 23 is co-headlined by a featherweight fight between surging division contenders Arnold Allen and Sodiq Yusuff.
Allen (16-1 MMA) will enter the featured contest on a nine-fight winning streak, his latest being a unanimous decision win over the now retired Nik Lentz. The English fighter has gone 7-0 inside of the UFC since making his promotional debut in June of 2015.
Meanwhile, Sodiq Yusuff (11-1 MMA) was last seen in action at January’s UFC 246 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Andre Fili. That win marked Yusuff’s sixth in a row and fourth straight in the UFC.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Vegas 23: ‘Holland vs. Vettori’ Results and Highlights below:
Main Card (ABC, 3pm EST)
Kevin Holland vs. Marvin Vettori – Vettori def. Holland by unanimous decision (50-44 x3)
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Arnold Allen – Allen def. Yusuff by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Sam Alvey vs. Julian Marquez – Marquez def. Alvey via submission at 2:07 of Round 2
Nina Nunes vs. Mackenzie Dern – Dern def. Nunes via submission (armbar) at 4:47 of Round 1
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Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez – Rodriguez def. Perry by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
UFC Vegas 23 Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+, 11:30am EST)
Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki – Solecki def. Miller by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Scott Holtzman vs. Mateusz Gamrot – Gamrot def. Holtzman via KO (punches) at 1:22 of Round 2
John Makdessi vs. Ignacio Bahamondes – Makdessi def. Bahamondes by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Yorgan De Castro vs. Jarjis Danho – Danho def. De Castro via KO at 3:02 of Round 1
Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore – Shore def. Azure by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Luis Saldana vs. Jordan Griffin – Saldana def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Da Un Jung vs. William Knight – Jung def. Knight by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Impa Kasanganay vs. Sasha Palatnikov – Kasanganay def. Palatnikov via submission at :26 of Round 2
GETS THE TAP!@KingImpa locks in the submission early in RD 2.
— UFC (@ufc) April 10, 2021
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