Kevin Alan Holland is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Welterweight division in the UFC.
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Holland was born in Riverside, California and raised mostly by his grandparents in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.
|Born||Kevin Alan Holland
November 5, 1992
Riverside, California, United States
|Other names||Trailblazer, Big Mouth|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
His mother has been in and out of jail, meanwhile his father has been incarcerated throughout Holland’s life.
Holland attended Los Osos High School and Chaffey College.
Holland started martial arts training when he was 16 years old and was a fan of Georges St-Pierre.
He fell in love with the UFC after watching UFC 100, the first time he had watched the UFC, when he was visiting his father in Philadelphia.
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Holland made his UFC debut on August 4, 2018 against Thiago Santos at UFC 227 He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
His next fight came on November 24, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 against John Phillips.
He won the fight via a submission due to a rear-naked choke in round three.
After compiling an amateur record of 5–0, Holland started his professional MMA in 2015.
He fought under various promotions such as Xtreme Knockout, Legacy Fighting Championship, King of the Cage, Bellator MMA, Legacy Fighting Alliance and amassed a record of 12–3 prior to his signing by UFC.
Holland returned to the Welterweight division for the first time since October 2017 to face Alex Oliveira on March 5, 2022 at UFC 272.
He won the fight via technical knockout in round two. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Holland faced Tim Means on June 18, 2022 at UFC on ESPN 37. He won the fight via D’Arce choke submission in round two. This win earned him his fifth Performance of the Night award.
The UFC has completely shuffled the top three fights on its UFC 279 card one day before the scheduled pay-per-view event, UFC president Dana White told SportsCenter in a live Instagram video Friday.
Now, Chimaev will take on Kevin Holland in the UFC 279 co-headliner. Holland’s original opponent was set to be Daniel Rodriguez in a 180-pound catchweight bout.
Holland weighed in Friday morning at 179.5 pounds. Holland-Chimaev will also be a five-round bout.
Li, who weighed 170.5 pounds Friday, will now fight Rodriguez. There will be a large weight gap, as Rodriguez came in at 179 pounds.
Chimaev, 28, is one of the UFC’s biggest rising stars and was a -1000 favorite over Diaz, per Caesars Sportsbook.
The UFC essentially booked this fight to get Chimaev a bout with a big star in Diaz in which he was expected to win.
Diaz is on the final fight of his UFC contract and has indicated this will be his last bout with the promotion, at least for now.
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Holland weighed in Friday morning at 179.5 pounds. Kevin Holland has a real good reason why he moved down to the welterweight division and it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Division||Middleweight (2015–2021) Welterweight (2015–2017, 2022–present)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
The former middleweight contender will now start making the cut down to 170 pounds for his next UFC appearance.
As one of the more outspoken fighters on the UFC roster today Holland has not been shy in explaining his decision to drop down in weight.
The man known as “Big Mouth” has comfortably hit the 185-pound mark in the past so fighting one weight class down should not hinder him too much.
Holland, who fought a bunch of times at 170 pounds prior to his UFC career, produced a 8-4 (1 NC) record in the middleweight division since his promotional debut in 2018.
Holland was expected to face Jack Marshman on March 21, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards. However, on April 9, Dana White, the president of UFC announced that this event was postponed.
Instead, Holland faced Anthony Hernandez on May 16, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris. He won the bout via a first round technical knockout.
Holland was scheduled to face Daniel Rodriguez on May 30, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns.
However, On May 26, Holland was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Rodriguez due to an injury and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Gabriel Green
Holland was expected to face Trevin Giles on August 1, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan. In turn, Trevin Giles fainted just prior to his walkout and the fight was cancelled.
Holland faced promotional newcomer Joaquin Buckley on August 8, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 174.
He won the fight via technical knockout in round three. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.
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