BREAKING: Kevin Holland To Make His Octagon Return Against Kyle Daukaus on UFC Fight Night in October

Published 07/06/2021, 10:46 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Kevin Holland poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC middleweight fighters Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus are set to clash at the UFC Fight Night event on October 2, 2021. The match is yet to be made official by UFC, with the venue and location of the event still to be finalized.

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The matchup joins the ever-growing list of matches in contention for the event. Recently, Diego Ferreira vs Grant Dawson match got added to the event.

Holland will turn up for his third match of the year after coming second on both previous occasions. The ‘Trailblazer’ incurred 2 defeats in the span of three weeks.

Meanwhile, Daukaus recently suffered a loss at UFC on ESPN 24: Rodriguez vs Waterson against Phil Hawes. He will look to bring his career back on track with a win.

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As mentioned, Holland (21-7) suffered 2 consecutive losses at the start of this year. He had a stellar 2020 season where he competed in 5 matches and won all of them.

His first loss of the year came against Derek Brunson. In a back-and-forth match at UFC on ESPN 21, he lost via unanimous decision. His second loss came at the hands of former middleweight title challenger ‘The Italian Dream’ Marvin Vettori. He lost the fight at UFC on ABC 2 via unanimous decision in April.

The ‘Trailblazer’ last picked up a victory at UFC 256: Figueredo vs Moreno against Ronaldo Souza via an impressive KO in round 1.

It is quite clear from his stats that there are fewer layoffs in his fights. If we add his next match, it will be his eighth match in a span of 2 years.

Daukaus (10-2), as mentioned, suffered a unanimous decision loss against Hawes at UFC on ESPN 24. He was scheduled to face Alikshab Khizriev at UFC on ABC He had previously won against Dustin Stoltzfus at UFC 255 via a hard-fought unanimous decision.

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He had suffered a loss in a closely contested match at UFC on ESPN 12: Poirier vs Hooker against Brenda Allen via unanimous decision.

The matchup is certainly more important for Holland compared to the latter. ‘Trailblazer’ would look to return to winning momentum and march towards a title opportunity.

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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