Kevin Holland To Fight Alex Oliveira At UFC 272
Kevin Holland is making his welterweight debut.
He’ll be making his debut against Alex Oliveira at UFC 272, multiple outlets confirmed. Holland initially announced the bout on his Only Fans page.
UFC 272 takes place on March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Holland had a tough year after a breakout 2020 where he went 5-0, including a knockout of former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza.
The 29-year-old won back-to-back headline fights against Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori before his UFC Fight Night 193 encounter with Kyle Daukaus, which was deemed a no contest due to an unintentional clash of heads.
Holland has an 8-4 record.
Oliveira, a 21-year octagon veteran, comes into the contest against Holland on a three-bout losing skid.
In October, Oliveira beat Niko Price in three rounds at UFC Fight Night 193. Oliveira has wins against Carlos Condit, Max Griffin, Tim Means and Will Brooks.