Kevin Holland: ‘I’m taking my talents to the 170 lb division in 2022’


Kevin Holland is set to move from middleweight to welterweight next year.

Hollande announced the move in an Instagram post on Wednesday and revealed that he is already preparing for weight loss with the help of a new meal plan. His manager – Oren Hodak of KO Reps – said Nolan King of MMA Junkie Hollande recently visited the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas to get extra help with the cut.

Holland has previously competed in welterweight in his amateur and professional career. The ‘Trailblazer’ alternated between sections before focusing entirely on medium weight, which has been there since he arrived at the UFC three years ago. Holland will be the star of the year after an impressive five-fight win in 2020 featuring ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus checks for knockouts over Joaquin Buckley, Charlie Otiveros and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza.

The 29-year-old has continued to be active but has yet to win in three of his 20 appearances. Holland lost to UFC Vegas 22 and UFC Vegas 23 in back-to-back outs against Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori, respectively. Holland has since filed no contest against Kyle Doukas at UFC Vegas 38 last October. The original result of Doukas’ submission by Naked Choke behind the first round saw Holland, but it soon returns after a video review accidentally showed a head-on collision, leading to a fight-ending sequence.

The rematch between Holland and Doukouis was immediately slated for UFC Vegas 42, but the former had to withdraw from the event due to an undisclosed injury.

Holland had previously expressed an interest in stepping down and was targeting struggles against Belal Muhammad and Daniel Rodriguez, the latter of whom responded and accepted the offer from his opponent.

“I love it,” Rodriguez said Told Schmo In a recent interview. “I appreciate the call, Homi. I understand he wants to hit and if anyone in the division is hitting, that’s me, especially in my weight class.

Holland has an 8-4-1 record in the UFC.


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