Kevin Holland suffered his second UFC main event loss in a 21-day span on Saturday, and both defeats came through similar means.
Just three weeks after losing a unanimous decision to Derek Brunson, Holland (21-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) returned to action and lost another headliner on the scorecards against Marvin Vettori at UFC on ABC 2 in Las Vegas.
Brunson’s wrestling was too much for Holland to thwart, and Vettori picked up right where he left off, using takedowns to control and win the bout in a dominant manner.
Despite the fact Holland took the bout with Vettori on short notice as a replacement for the injured Darren Till, the reality is he’s now 0-2 this year after going 5-0 in 2020 and winning MMA Junkie’s “Fighter of the Year” award.
Holland reacted to the loss on social media, and pitched the idea of a Brunson vs. Vettori fight since he sees them having so much in common (via Instagram):
@darrentill2 sorry I dint get the job done been a fan of your style and spirit awhile so it’s always a honor to step up if your down hope that doesn’t sound weird. Also wish you speedy recovery
@derekbrunson vs @marvinvettori next since you both hump so well…. props to you both you made me a better man but @b_allen185 is better than you both 😂😂😂 I’ll be back see you 3 little ninjas 🥷 🥷🥷🏾 around until then I’ll be searching for some good sex partners to help me stop the humping
#sorryhomies #illbeback #induetime
It appears Holland will attempt to regroup following the UFC on ABC 2 result, and it remain to be seen what comes next for him.