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Who won Brunson vs Holland?
Derek Brunson beat Kevin Holland by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 22, on Saturday 20th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derek Brunson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Brunson vs Holland stats
Derek Brunson stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Kevin Holland made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested that Brunson and Holland have similar power, both with a 57% knock out percentage.
Derek Brunson was the older man by 9 years, at 38 years old.
Holland had a height advantage of 2 inches over Brunson. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Brunson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Holland, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 58 to Holland's 66.
Brunson vs Holland form
Brunson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Going into that contest, he had beat Elias Theodorou at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Before that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
He had lost to Ronaldo Souza at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
Holland had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Charlie Ontiveros at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Alessio Di Chirico at UFC on ESPN+ 12 on 22nd June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville.
He had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Holland had been fighting more than Derek Brunson.
Going to this contest, Derek Brunson had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 24 days ago, while Kevin Holland's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 13 days ago.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.