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Who won Holland vs Maddalena?
Jack Della Maddalena beat Kevin Holland by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, on Saturday 16th September 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 28-29, 28-29 in favor of winner Jack Della Maddalena.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Holland vs Maddalena stats
Kevin Holland stepped into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Jack Della Maddalena made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Maddalena had an advantage in power over Holland, with a 73% knock out percentage over Holland's 56%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holland had an advantage over Maddalena, with a 28% submission rate over Maddalena's 13%.
Kevin Holland was the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Holland had a height advantage of 4 inches over Maddalena. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Holland was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 months earlier than Maddalena, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 47 more professional rounds, 78 to Maddalena's 31.
Holland vs Maddalena form
Holland 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 won against Michael Chiesa at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Tim Means at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.
Maddalena had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Bassil Hafez at UFC Fight Night – Holm vs. Bueno Silva on 15th July 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Randy Brown at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Ramazan Emeev at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
He had beat Pete Rodriguez at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Holland had been fighting more than Jack Della Maddalena.
Going to this contest, Kevin Holland had last fought 1 month and 27 days ago, while Jack Della Maddalena's last outing had been 2 months and 10 days ago.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Maddalena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Holland vs Maddalena?
Kevin Holland was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jack Della Maddalena made his way into the ring at 83/100 (-120) with oddsmakers.