In the major party of UFC Vegas 22, a vital middleweight bout headlined the card as Derek Brunson took on the streaking Kevin Holland.
Holland entered the battle driving a ton of momentum just after going 5- in 2020 but in the fight, Brunson proved why he should really still be regarded among the the greatest at middleweight. The veteran utilized his wrestling to command the combat and win a distinct-slice choice.
Now, next UFC Vegas 22, listed here is what I imagine need to be up coming for Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland.
Derek Brunson requires to get much more regard, plain and very simple.
Brunson was at the time once more the betting underdog and derailed the buzz of an additional best prospect. It was a strong overall performance from Brunson who showed he is a a lot far better fighter given that likely to Sanford MMA. It’s extraordinary observing him mix in his placing and grappling.
Though Brunson did not get the stoppage gain he desired, it was his fourth acquire in a row and he ought to get a top rated contender subsequent. He did connect with out Paulo Costa which helps make sense as the Brazilian had to pull out of his struggle from Robert Whittaker on April 17. If he is nutritious come summertime, Brunson vs. Costa as a UFC Combat Night headliner can make a ton of feeling. The winner would probably be a earn away from a title shot and it would be a excellent check for each adult males.
Kevin Holland is in a unique position. He had a phenomenal 2020 but he was always an undersized middleweight and that showed versus Brunson, which has produced him ponder a transfer to 170lbs.
Just after the loss, where by the measurement did appear to play a variable, a shift down in excess weight definitely could be in the cards. Holland called out Belal Muhammad, but Muhammad is following the Leon Edwards rematch initial. If “Trailblazer” does not get Muhammad, a battle involving the winner of Daniel Rodriguez vs. Mike Perry can make feeling. Rodriguez and Holland ended up intended to combat in May perhaps of past year. With Perry, it would just be a enjoyable battle and the lead-up would be filled with trash converse.
If Holland decides to stay at middleweight, he will have to consider a phase down in the rankings and a combat towards Brad Tavares makes a large amount of sense. Tavares returned to the gain column at UFC 257 versus Antonio Carlos Junior and is a hard out for any individual. It would be a terrific addition to a spend-per-check out card and the winner would very likely get a top-10 opponent.
Who do you assume should be upcoming for Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland for UFC Vegas 22?
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