Apr 08 2023
Saturday

Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
23-9-0
KO 3
KO 3
28-6-0

The tape

31
Age
37
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
81.1" / 206 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

KOSUBSUBKONC
Form
SDSDUDKOKO
23
Wins
28
13
By KO
15
57
KO%
54
6
By SUB
6
26
SUB%
21
9
Loses
6
1
Stopped
3
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2008
33
Bouts
34
71
Rounds
64
4 hours, 55 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 20 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio report

Who won Holland vs Ponzinibbio?

Kevin Holland beat Santiago Ponzinibbio by knockout in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

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 Ponzinibbio stats

Kevin Holland stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.

Santiago Ponzinibbio made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

This was Kevin Holland's 22nd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2018.

Kevin Holland's UFC record stood at 13-8-0, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's came in at 11-6-0.

The stats suggested Holland had a slight advantage in power over Ponzinibbio, with a 57% knock out percentage over Ponzinibbio's 54%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holland had a slight advantage over Ponzinibbio, with a 26% submission rate over Ponzinibbio's 21%.

Kevin Holland was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Holland had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ponzinibbio. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Holland was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 years and 8 months later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 12 more professional rounds, 82 to Ponzinibbio's 70.

Holland vs Ponzinibbio form

Holland had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Tim Means at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.

Before that, he had beaten Alex Oliveira at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

His fight against Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 ended in a no contest.

Activity check

Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Holland vs Ponzinibbio?

Kevin Holland was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Santiago Ponzinibbio made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.

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