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"Trailblazer"

Kevin Holland

Middleweight Division

25-11-0 (W-L-D)

14

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

12

First Round Finishes

Kevin Holland

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Kevin Holland's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Riverside, United States
Fighting style
Kung Fu
Age
31
Height
75.00
Weight
185.00
Octagon Debut
Aug. 4, 2018
Reach
81.00
Leg reach
40.00
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Had 4-0 amateur record
     
  • 14 wins by KO, seven by submission (Brabo, Triangle, 2 guillotine, RNC, D’Arce, 1 undisclosed submission) – Santiago win was first distance victory
     
  • Has won nine of his last 16 (9-6, 1 NC) and two of his last four
     
  • Tied for most UFC wins in a calendar year with five in 2020
     
  • 12 first round finishes
     
  • Holds 2017 stoppage win over UFC vet and DWTNCS 1 vet Geoff Neal
     
  • Lost 2017 decision to UFC vet Curtis Millender
     
  • Origin of nickname” “My original kung fu instructor was going to name his school Trailblazer Achieve More.”

UFC 299 (3/9/24) Holland lost a three round unanimous decision to Michael "Venom" Page 

Noche UFC (9/16/23) Holland lost a three round split decision to Jack Della Maddalena 

UFC 291 (7/29/23) Holland submitted Michael Chiesa via D’Arce choke at 2:39 of the first round 

UFC 287 (4/8/23) Holland knocked out Santiago Ponzinibbio at 3:16 of the third round 

UFC on ESPN (12/3/22) Holland lost via TKO (corner stoppage) to Stephen Thompson at 5:00 of the fourth round

UFC 279 (9/10/22) Holland was submitted by Khamzat Chimaev via D'Arce choke at 2:13 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (6/18/22) Holland submitted Tim Means via D’Arce choke at 1:28 of the second round

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Holland stopped Alex Oliveira via strikes at :38 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/2/21) Holland’s fight with Kyle Daukaus was ruled a no contest at 3:43 of the first round due to an accidental clash of heads that left Holland unable to continue

UFC on ABC (4/10/21) Holland lost a five-round unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori

UFC on ESPN (3/20/21) Holland lost a five-round unanimous decision to Derek Brunson

UFC 256 (12/12/20) Holland knocked out Rolando Souza at 1:45 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/31/20) Holland stopped Charlie Ontiveros via slam at 2:39 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/19/20) Holland won a three round split decision over Darren Stewart

UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Holland stopped Joaquin Buckley via strikes at :32 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (5/16/20) Holland stopped Anthony Hernandez via strikes at :39 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (10/18/19) Holland was submitted by Brendan Allen via rear naked choke at 3:38 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (6/22/19) Holland won a three round unanimous decision over Alessio Di Chirico

UFC on ESPN (3/30/19) Holland won a three round split decision over Gerald Meerschaert

UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Holland submitted John Phillips via rear naked choke at 4:05 of the third round

UFC 227 (8/4/18) Holland lost a three round unanimous decision to Thiago Santos

 

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2

Week one (6/12/18) Holland won a three round unanimous decision over Will Santiago

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting at 16 years old when I walked into a gym for a kung fu class. I thought I was hot stuff, but the trainer gave me a whooping. 

What titles have you held? KOTC 170 interim champ, XKO 170 and 185lb belt.  Second-degree black belt in kung fu. Black belt in jiu-jitsu under Travis Lutter

Do you have any heroes? Batman and Dana White

What was your job before you started fighting? Electrical apprentice 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? PCG 170 belt, Enlightened Warriors 170lb belt

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? All 12 wins by way of finish

Favorite grappling technique: Standing guillotine 

Favorite Striking technique: Side kick to the face