UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland suggests that his mentor, previous UFC fighter Travis Lutter, wishes him to struggle two extra occasions in 2020.
Holland has been 1 of the most energetic fighters on the UFC roster through the COVID-19 pandemic period. Dating back again to May perhaps, Holland has fought 4 occasions and he’s received all four fights in spectacular manner. In May, Holland knocked out Anthony Hernandez in the 1st spherical at UFC Jacksonville. Holland then returned in August at UFC Vegas: Lewis vs. Overeem and defeated Joaquin Buckley by way of KO, profitable a 50k reward for his attempts.
In September, Holland fought for the 3rd time in 2020 when he picked up a choice earn over Darren Stewart at UFC Battle Evening: Covington vs. Woodley. He then fought for the fourth time this yr this past weekend when he submitted brief-discover replacement Charlie Ontiveros at UFC Battle Evening: Corridor vs. Silva. Holland gained another 50k reward for his remarkable personal injury-inducing submission win. And then following the fight, Holland trash-talked UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was a guest at the celebration.
Even though the unranked Holland will not be fighting for the title at any time quickly, what he’s performed so much in 2020 heading 4- has been extraordinary. And with two months left in the calendar year, there are nevertheless a great deal of cards that he could make an physical appearance on. Talking to Matt Serra and Jim Norton on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Holland mentioned that he needs to combat two far more times in 2020 and is being encouraged to do so by his mentor, former UFC fighter Travis Lutter.
“Travis (Lutter) texted me this early morning and claimed, ‘two much more occasions would be pleasant Kevin.’ I mentioned, ‘okay, let’s do it,’” Holland stated.
“Look, I’m experience very good. (I want to struggle) two times.”
Riding a 4-fight get streak, Holland is looking to break into the best-15 at middleweight. Searching at the rankings, most of the current leading-15 are booked for upcoming fights, but there are a several obtainable. No. 10 ranked Chris Weidman would be a serious very good test for the two men, as would the No. 12 rated Omari Akhmedov. Of program, Holland could opt to acquire another quick-discover struggle with a person who is unranked just to continue to be occupied and make extra income. As he stated all through the job interview, it is heading to be a fantastic Xmas for the Holland’s.
Do you consider Kevin Holland will fight at the very least once or twice in advance of 2020 is up?