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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 29 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 66 more professional rounds, 66 to Souza's 0.
Holland vs Souza form
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 been beaten by 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 beat 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 lost to 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.
Holland's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Souza's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.