Holland (21-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) became just the 3rd fighter in UFC background to go 5- in a calendar yr when he conquer perennial contender “Jacare” (26-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) by initial-spherical knockout, courtesy of some wild strikes from bottom to established up the finish.
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Only two others in fashionable UFC heritage have hit the 5- mark in a calendar calendar year. Neil Magny did it in 2014, taking 266 days to accomplish the feat. Roger Huerta’s run in 2007 took 308 times. Holland blew equally out of the drinking water, finding all his wins in a 210-day stretch.
Holland came out swinging with a significant overhand, but his aggression led to a fast takedown from Souza. Holland was aggressive from his back, throwing difficult elbows and attacking with submissions. Souza was content to have interaction in the grappling and from leading.
The pair engaged in some loud communicate, then Holland did anything outstanding, landing some major shots from the bottom that stunned Souza. Then Holland stood up and landed savage punches to fold Souza backward on his knees to end it at the 1:45 mark of Round 1.
Now on the biggest upward trajectory of his profession, Holland’s 5-battle UFC successful streak at 185 pounds is fantastic for second greatest in the division, trailing only champion Israel Adesanya, who is present on a 9-combat successful streak in the pounds class.
The middleweight bout was portion of the UFC 256 primary card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on pay back-per-perspective pursuing prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+.
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