“Felt Cute. Might Delete Later”- Kevin Holland Shows off Impressive Wrestling Skills in New Video

Published 12/23/2021, 2:30 PM EST


The former UFC welterweight, Kevin Holland, recently announced his move to the middleweight division. The 29-year-old is coming off two back-to-back losses by the hands of Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori. ‘Trailblazer’ lost both these fights via unanimous decision.

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Additionally, Holland’s most recent fight against Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night 193 ended in a ‘No Contest’. An accidental clash of the heads led to this decision. Daukaus showed his disappointment in the referee’s decision after his successful submission win.

Kevin has always been an outspoken person. He shared the reason for his weight class change was because of his opponents using weight as an advantage over him. In addition to this, Holland seems to be lacking in his groundwork against good wrestler-type fighters.

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Recently, Holland shared a video on Twitter showcasing his new wrestling skills against his training partner. The video captioned-“Felt cute. Might delete later. @hayabusacombat” shows him submitting the other fighter.

The fans in the comment section seemed impressed by Kevin’s improvement.

Kevin Holland wants to fight Nick Diaz

Since his last fight in October of this year, Kevin has shown interest in fighting one of the biggest names in the MMA business, Nick Diaz. After posting an Instagram post captioned-“Smack man smack man yeah that’s me!!!! Let’s Go BUCKO #illdoit” he shared his plans to fight Nick in an interview with MMA Junkie.

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Kevin said, “I been waiting to slap the slap man since I was on Contender Series,” “We had a little run-in. I think it’s a fight the fans will want the commentators to just shut up and listen to the punches landing and our mouths flapping.”

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Although nothing is confirmed as of now, Kevin is willing to change his weight class back to welterweight if Nick agrees to the fight.

If the fight between Kevin Holland and Nick Diaz happens? Who will you root for? Let us know your picks in the comment section below.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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