Kevin Holland Lands New UFC Contract Despite Losing Streak
UFC star Kevin Holland is not parting ways with the UFC anytime soon. The middleweight fighter has just earned a new multi-fight agreement with the organization.
The news was broken by MMA journalist Nolan King. The “Trailblazer” is scheduled to fight Kyle Daukaus on October 2.
— Nolan King (@mma_kings) August 17, 2021
This came in as a surprise for the MMA community since the UFC is notorious for axing fighters on losing streaks and Holland suffered defeat in his last two showdowns.
Trailblazer has, however, been a fan-favorite ever since he debuted in the UFC. His quirky fighting technique, hilarious interviews and Twitter banter has turned him into one of the most talked-about MMA stars.
The 28-year-old is currently being trained by former two-division champ and UFC commentator Daniel Cormier and ex-welterweight champ Johnny Hendricks.
He is focusing on defense — something he has struggled with when the fight goes down to the canvas.
The middleweight has already admitted the loopholes in his technique.
“Make grappling second nature, where he served as a guest fighter,” he said while speaking backstage at UFC 265. “As long as I make that second nature, then the schedule is fully active. Every weekend if you want me.”
“If I fix the wrestling hole, I don’t see too many gaps [in my game]. Just get better, and everything else will work itself out,” Holland added.