UFC Vegas 22 by the numbers: Head-to-head take a look at Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland


On Saturday, Derek Brunson seems to finish Kevin Holland’s climb up the middleweight rankings when the 2 meet in the primary occasion of the UFC Vegas 22 combat card from UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Holland had a spectacular 12 months in 2020. Holland fought 5 occasions for the UFC between 2018 and 2019. He put collectively a 3-2 document throughout that point. Holland’s first combat of 2020 got here in Could. He scored a first-round TKO in that bout, stopping Anthony Hernandez in 39 seconds. By the tip of the 12 months, Holland had put collectively a 5-0 run with 4 knockout wins. His most up-to-date victory got here in December when he knocked out Ronald “Jacare” Souza on the 1:45 mark of the primary stanza. Holland received “Efficiency of the Evening” bonuses 3 times in these 5 fights.

Brunson, who has been with the UFC longer than Holland has been knowledgeable fighter, is on a 3 combat successful streak. His most up-to-date victory was a third-round TKO win over the closely hyped Edmen Shahbazyan.

The one fighters to defeat Brunson below the UFC banner are Israel Adesanya, Souza, Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero.

UFC Vegas 22 takes place Saturday from UFC Apex in Las Vegas. ESPN and ESPN+ carry the primary card. The prelims are on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.

Under, take a look at how Brunson and Holland match up in key stats forward of UFC Vegas 22.

UFC Vegas 22: Brunson vs. Holland

Stat Brunson Holland
Stat Brunson Holland
Sig. Strikes Landed Per Min. 3.77 4.74
Putting Accuracy 47% 57%
Strikes Absorbed Per Minute 2.95 2.77
Putting Protection 54% 56%
Takedown Avg./15 min 3.02 1.19
Takedown Accuracy 31% 42%
Takedown Protection 100% 52%
Submission Common Per 15 min 0.4 0.8

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