Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Holland vs Buckley II?
Kevin Holland could potentially face the challenge of Joaquin Buckley, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Holland vs Buckley II stats
Kevin Holland would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Joaquin Buckley would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Buckley would have an advantage in power over Holland, with a 71% knock out percentage over Holland's 56%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Holland would have a large advantage over Buckley, boasting at 28% submission rate over Buckley's 0%.
Kevin Holland is the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Holland has a height advantage of 5 inches over Buckley. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Holland is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 months later than Buckley, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 78 to Buckley's 50.
Holland vs Buckley II form
Holland has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Jack Della Maddalena at UFC Fight Night – Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 on 16th September 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Michael Chiesa at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by split decision in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.
Before that, he had been beaten by Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando.
He had lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Buckley has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night – Green vs Dawson on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Andre Fialho at UFC Fight Night – Pennington vs. Aldana 2 on 20th May 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chris Curtis at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
He had defeated Albert Duraev at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Moody Center, Austin, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Kevin Holland has been fighting more than Joaquin Buckley.
Kevin Holland last fought 2 months and 16 days ago, while Joaquin Buckley's last outing was 1 month and 25 days ago.
Holland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Buckley's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Holland vs Buckley II?
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