Kevin Holland Says He Doesn’t Do It for ‘The Internet’

Published 12/07/2020, 10:52 PM EST


‘The Trailblazer’ Kevin Holland has won his COVID-19 battle and looks keen on winning the octagon as well, on December 12,  2020. Holland will collide with Jacare Souza in the main card of UFC Fight Night. It will mark his fifth Octagon appearance this year. Initially, the ‘Trailblazer’ was to take on Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on December 5, but a COVID-19 positive test ruled him out of the fight.

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Ahead of his battle this Saturday, Holland interacted with Submission Radio on life after COVID-19, Yoel Romero’s release, and how he envisions his fight with Jacare Souza.

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Kacper Rosolowski asked Holland about his high fight frequency this year and how he prepares to fight so often.

“You know my life, this is how I live, this is really what I do. I don’t you know, don’t do it for the internet and I don’t do it for the hot chicks. I do it because I’ve always been a fighter, I’ve always fought and I like to scrap. There’s no better way to put it plus it pays the bills and I try to take on as many bills as I Can. So it keeps me hungry. Stay hungry you don’t have to worry about anything.

I just like fight you know, my body if it’s beat up it sucks, but I’d rather my body beat up than my mind be bored so I just keep fighting,” he reverted.

Holland has recovered well and quickly from the global pandemic. He’ll be eyeing his fifth UFC win of 2020 when he steps inside the octagon on December 12.

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Kevin Holland or Jacare Souza? Who ends this year on a sublime note?

Kevin ‘the Trailblazer’ Holland showcases a 20-5 pro-MMA record. His last four wins in the middleweight roster have come from the second quarter of 2020, which started in May. He last stepped inside the UFC octagon on October 31, winning it via submission against Charlie Ontiveros. He even bagged Performance of the Night for putting on a show in that fight.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: (R-L) Kevin Holland punches Darren Stewart of England in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

On the flip side, his opponent, Jacare Souza, is coming off two straight losses against Jack Hermansson and Jan Blachowicz. Souza will have a slight edge on Holland with his experience. He exhibits a 26-8 record and is a UFC veteran fighting since 2008.

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Holland will enter this fight as a favorite and will thump on confidence. He will look forward to securing his fifth win in a row for 2020. A couple of more wins can land up the ‘Trailblazer’ in the top-15 of the middleweights.

We look forward to seeing an astonishing battle on December 12.

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Who are you rooting for in this fight? Can Kevin Holland make his way to the top after this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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