‘Being a Working Sniper’ – Kevin Holland Talks Strategy to Beat Marvin Vettori

Published 04/06/2021, 7:01 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: Kevin Holland celebrates his KO victory over Jacare Souza of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Kevin Holland is all set to face Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night on April 11. ‘Trailblazer’ lost his last UFC fight against Derek Brunson, but is keen to get back in the Octagon and get back to winning ways.

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Holland is someone that is touted by many to become a great fighter. But many criticized his last fight against Brunson. ‘Big Mouth’ was called out for talking more instead of actually fighting.

Vettori is a great fighter and is also in fine form. ‘The Italian Dream’ has won his last 4 matches, with his latest victory coming against Jack Hermansson on December 5, 2020.

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How does Kevin Holland plan on defeating Vettori?

Vettori has been in fine form, and it will be no simple task for Holland to defeat him. During an interview with Helwani, ‘Trailblazer’ was talking about what he plans to do in the fight.

“Being a sniper, you know being a sniper, being a working sniper, not just a patient sniper looking for the shot, but a working sniper knowing that the shot will come to you.”

Holland talked about wanting to be a sniper in the match, not a stationary sniper but a working sniper. Move and shoot is what his plan is. This strategy seems great, and Holland definitely thinks that it is the key to beating Vettori.

“You know there’s a game my son likes to play where you get to press the little tablet and you get to shoot, but then you get to press the little button you get to pop up on the other side or pop up on the other side, you have to appear and then disappear and then shoot when it’s time to shoot. So that is the key to beating Marvin Vettori.”

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 15: Kevin Holland poses on the scale during the official UFC Fight Night weigh-in on May 15, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Holland seems really confident entering the fight and is ready to take it to the next level. He has said that this fight would differ from the Brunson one.

When asked about who will enter this fight, ‘Trailblazer’ or ‘Big Mouth’, Holland was quick to respond with ‘Trailblazer’.

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The Holland vs Vettori fight promises to be a great one, and hearing Holland’s plans going into the fight has increased the excitement. Whatever the result of the fight may be, it is going to be a great watch for the fans.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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