No. 14 ranked middleweight contender Kevin Holland is engaged on his recreation.
The charismatic contender made waves within the battle recreation final 12 months with 5 wins in a span of seven months and set the file for many wins in a calendar 12 months within the middleweight division.
2021 has not been as variety to Holland as 2020 was, nevertheless, as Holland has misplaced twice in a row, albeit to high middleweight contenders. Holland first suffered a loss to no. 5 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson in March, after which stepped in on quick discover for the injured Darren Until and misplaced to no. 3 ranked contender Marvin Vettori three weeks later.
The story for each of these fights was Holland being outwrestled by each Brunson and Vettori, respectively. Whereas Holland confirmed slight glimpses of potential on the toes in every of these fights, each Brunson and Vettori decisively dealt with Holland on the bottom.
However on the brilliant facet, Holland is engaged on it.
Former UFC heavyweight and light-weight heavyweight champion and embellished wrestler Daniel Cormier posted a video on his Instagram story with a caption commending Holland for his work in enhancing his wrestling recreation.
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“I’m very happy with @trailblaze2top for taking step one. Not solely is he right here he’s obtainable and needs to work. He’ll wrestle once more tomorrow then he can be on the best health club on the earth @americankickboxingacademy with the blokes. Acknowledging your points then discovering a solution to cope with em takes loads of maturity. His coaches at dwelling are the very best too, not making an attempt to cease Kevin from looking for higher, we may help him in his wrestling. @travislutter has all the time been the person and he’s displaying by letting him come to coach with me that he’s the kind of coach you need, the kind that places the athlete first!!! Onward and upward younger man! I can’t wait so that you can shock em with some takedown protection subsequent time you’re in there.”
There is no such thing as a phrase on when Holland’s subsequent battle is nor any names as potential opponents, however every time he steps into the octagon subsequent, one might solely assume he can be extra ready within the wrestling avenue.