Alessio Di Chirico ‘not impressed’ with Joaquin Buckley’s surge, ‘but he’s much better than that clown Kevin Holland’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC middleweight Alessio Di Chirico knows his back his against the wall, yet understands a win over one of 2020’s breakout stars can completely negate his recent skid. Di Chirico will face Joaquin Buckley in a main card matchup this Saturday at UFC Fight Island 7. The event takes place at […]

Kevin Holland foresees ‘cojones’ thrust KO of ‘gatekeeper’ Derek Brunson in first UFC headliner

Kevin Holland is happy to be getting bigger fights, five-round fights, and main event fights. At a UFC Fight Night event on March 20, Holland (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will compete in his first UFC headliner against longtime middleweight contender Derek Brunson. While he recognizes Brunson’s history of fighting rising stars like UFC middleweight champion […]

MMA Junkie’s 2020 ‘Male Fighter of the Year’: Kevin Holland beats five men, and COVID, in historic run

Sometimes, when picking a “Fighter of the Year,” it’s easy to go with someone who has recently become a champion or an existing champion who claimed a couple of eye-catching title defenses. But belts aren’t a cast-iron requirement for this accolade, as this year’s male winner demonstrates. Kevin Holland has not (yet) reached championship level, […]

UFC’s Derek Brunson says he holds all the aces ahead of Kevin Holland bout

Derek Brunson will look to derail another hype train when he faces one of sport’s biggest rising stars. After bouncing Edmen Shahbazyan out of the ranks of the unbeaten in August, Brunson (21-7 MMA, 12-5 UFC) will headline UFC Fight Night on March 20 when he takes on Kevin Holland. Brunson has competed against a […]

Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland expected to headline UFC event on March 20

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A war of words on social media between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland has resulted in the middleweights being booked for a main event showdown on March 20. Multiple people with knowledge of the pending matchup confirmed it to MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, […]

Kevin Holland, welterweight contenders line up to challenge Leon Edwards with Khamzat Chimaev out of UFC Fight Island 8

Leon Edwards | Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports If the UFC matchmakers need a replacement for the promotion’s Jan. 20 main event, they have plenty of options. Not long after it was reported that Khamzat Chimaev has been forced out of his headlining bout opposite Leon Edwards scheduled for UFC Fight Island 8, a slew of […]

Kevin Holland, Derek Brunson Agree to Headline UFC Fight Night on March 20

While Kevin Holland may be seeking a spot as a short-notice replacement next month, he has something more official lined up for March. View full post on Recent News on

Twitter Mailbag: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland, Michel Pereira’s UFC potential, more

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or the sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers: Why hasn’t Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland happened? If it does eventually happen, who wins? Looking beyond his UFC 256 fight, what is Michel Pereira’s potential? Who […]

Kevin Holland Not Impressed by Khamzat Chimaev’s Heavily Hyped 2020 Campaign

For the record, Kevin Holland doesn’t mind giving out credit where credit is due. View full post on Recent News on

Kevin Holland questions Khamzat Chimaev’s reputation, fancies middleweight bout with ‘Borz’

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Holland has already won five fights in 2020, but if the right situation came up, he’d be more than happy to make an instant turnaround and make it six. Holland (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC) scored a remarkable knockout of former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza in their 185-pound main card clash […]

Video: Kevin Holland on potential Khamzat Chimaev fight: ‘He hasn’t beat anyone with a win in the UFC’

LAS VEGAS — Middleweight Kevin Holland spoke with reporters backstage at the UFC APEX following his incredible first-round KO win over Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256. “Trailblazer” discussed having mixed emotions finishing “Jacare,” his callout of Khamzat Chimaev, whether or not he’s the Fighter of the Year, what Dana White said to him after the […]

‘Jacare’ Souza outlines future plans: Stop Kevin Holland, then beat Marvin Vettori

Ronaldo Souza finally re-enters the UFC cage Saturday, battling rising Kevin Holland in Las Vegas. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Ronaldo Souza will put an end to the longest layoff of his MMA career Saturday, when he meets Kevin Holland at UFC 256 in Las Vegas, and wants to stay busy after Dec. 12. “Jacare” […]

UFC Unfiltered: Junior Dos Santos, Kevin Holland & Scott Adkins

Listen to the latest UFC Unfiltered podcast featuring Junior dos Santos, Kevin Holland & Scott Adkins. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Kevin Holland Wants to Get the Party Started

With A Chance To Go 5-0 In 2020, Kevin Holland Can’t Wait To Do Battle At UFC 256. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Jacare Souza’s Sights Set Only On Holland

Jacare Souza isn’t interesting on looking back at his career just yet, the only thing that’s on his mind is defeating Kevin Holland at UFC 256. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Kevin Holland would love to take BMF title from Jorge Masvidal

UFC middleweight Kevin Holland is facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on Saturday at UFC 256, but if he can stay active and fight big fights, there’s another fighter he has his eye on for the future: “BMF” champ Jorge Masvidal. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: UFC 256 ‘Countdown’ for Kevin Holland vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza

Did you miss the debut of “UFC 256 Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out a preview of a key clash now. The segment takes a special look at a featured middleweight clash between  rising star Kevin Holland (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and perennial contender Ronaldo Souza (26-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC). UFC 256 takes […]

Kevin Holland gives props to Marvin Vettori for ‘finally becoming a man,’ but not picking him to win at UFC Vegas 16

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Kevin Holland was scheduled to compete in Saturday night’s middleweight headliner against Jack Hermansson, but after testing positive for COVID-19, he’ll have to watch the event as a fan. With Holland’s scratch, Hermansson will now face Marvin Vettori in the new UFC Vegas 16 main event at the UFC APEX. “Trailblazer” […]

Kevin Holland Gets Spot on UFC 256 Bill, Meets ‘Jacare’ Souza on Dec. 12

Kevin Holland will get his chance to go 5-0 in 2020 after all. View full post on Recent News on

Kevin Holland vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza added to UFC 256

Kevin Holland lost an upcoming main event slot due to a recent COVID-19 diagnosis, but he’s already got another fight lined up — and it will be one of the biggest names he’s ever faced. He’ll now meet former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 on Dec. 12. The UFC announced the bout […]

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