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Who won Holland vs Ponzinibbio?
Kevin Holland beat Santiago Ponzinibbio by during the main card of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kevin Holland.
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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
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 7 years, at 30 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 year and 8 months later than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 78 to Ponzinibbio's 70.
Holland vs Ponzinibbio form
Holland had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Tim Means at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on 18th June 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Moody Center, Austin.
He had beat Alex Oliveira at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Ponzinibbio had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alex Morono at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michel Pereira at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Vieira on 21st May 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Geoff Neal at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had been beaten by Jingliang Li at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Holland had been fighting more than Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Going to this contest, Kevin Holland had last fought 5 months and 22 days ago, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's last outing had been 9 months and 20 days ago.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 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.