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"Trailblazer"

Kevin Holland

Welterweight Division

23-7-0 (W-L-D)

12

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

11

First Round Finishes

Kevin Holland

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Kevin Holland's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Riverside, United States
Trains at
Main Street Boxing and Muay Thai
Fighting style
Kung Fu
Age
29
Height
75.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 04, 2018
Reach
81.00
Leg reach
40.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Had 4-0 amateur record
     
  • 12 wins by KO, six by submission (Triangle, 2 guillotine, RNC, 2 undisclosed submissions) – Santiago win was first distance victory
     
  • Has won six of his last nine (6-2, 1 NC)
     
  • Tied for most UFC wins in a calendar year with five in 2020
     
  • 11 first round finishes
     
  • Holds 2017 stoppage win over UFC vet and DWTNCS 1 vet Geoff Neal
     
  • Lost 2017 decision to UFC vet Curtis Millender
     
  • Origin of nickname” “My original kung fu instructor was going to name his school Trailblazer Achieve More.”

UFC History
UFC Fight Night (6/18/22) Holland submitted Tim Means via D'Arce choke at 1:28 of the second round  
UFC 272 (3/5/22) Holland stopped Alex Oliveira via strikes at :38 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Holland’s fight with Kyle Daukaus was ruled a no contest at 3:43 of the first round due to an accidental clash of heads that left Holland unable to continue
UFC Fight Night (4/10/21) Holland lost a five-round unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori
UFC Fight Night (3/20/21) Holland lost a five-round unanimous decision to Derek Brunson
UFC 256 (12/12/20) Holland knocked out Rolando Souza at 1:45 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Holland stopped Charlie Ontiveros via slam at 2:39 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Holland won a three round split decision over Darren Stewart
UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Holland stopped Joaquin Buckley via strikes at :32 of the third round
UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Holland stopped Anthony Hernandez via strikes at :39 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Holland was submitted by Brendan Allen via rear naked choke at 3:38 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Holland won a three round unanimous decision over Alessio Di Chirico
UFC on ESPN (3/30/19) Holland won a three round split decision over Gerald Meerschaert
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Holland submitted John Phillips via rear naked choke at 4:05 of the third round
UFC 227 (8/4/18) Holland lost a three round unanimous decision to Thiago Santos

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2
Week one
(6/12/18) Holland won a three round unanimous decision over Will Santiago

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting at 16 years old when I walked into a gym for a kung fu class. I thought I was hot stuff, but the trainer gave me a whooping. 
What titles have you held? KOTC 170 interim champ, XKO 170 and 185lb belt.  Second-degree black belt in kung fu. Black belt in jiu-jitsu under Travis Lutter
Do you have any heroes? Batman and Dana White
What was your job before you started fighting? Electrical apprentice 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? PCG 170 belt, Enlightened Warriors 170lb belt
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? All 12 wins by way of finish
Favorite grappling technique: Standing guillotine 
Favorite Striking technique: Side kick to the face