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Who won Santos vs Holland?
Thiago Santos beat Kevin Holland by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 227, on Saturday 4th August 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Thiago Santos.
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).
Santos vs Holland stats
Thiago Santos stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Kevin Holland made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had a slight advantage in power over Holland, with a 71% knock out percentage over Holland's 62%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holland had a large advantage over Santos, boosting at 31% submission rate over Santos' 6%.
Thiago Santos was the older man by 8 years, at 39 years old.
Holland had a height advantage of 1 inch over Santos. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Santos was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 3 months earlier than Holland, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 78 to Holland's 78.
Santos vs Holland form
Holland had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alex Oliveira at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Santos' last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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