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Who won Holland vs Souza?
Kevin Holland beat Ronaldo Souza by , during the main card of UFC 256, on Saturday 12th December 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kevin Holland.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Holland vs Souza stats
Kevin Holland stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Ronaldo Souza made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Holland had a massive power advantage over Souza, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Souza's 0%.
Kevin Holland was the younger man by 13 years, at 28 years old.
Holland had a height advantage of 2 inches over Souza. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Holland was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 year and 6 months later than Souza, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 56 to Souza's 0.
Holland vs Souza form
Holland had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat 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.
Ronaldo Souza remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jan Blachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 22 on 16th November 2019 by split decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had won against Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Holland had been fighting more than Ronaldo Souza.
Going to this contest, Kevin Holland had last fought 9 months and 5 days ago, while Ronaldo Souza's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 1 day ago.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.