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Who won Thompson vs Holland?
Stephen Thompson beat Kevin Holland by during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Stephen Thompson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Thompson vs Holland stats
Stephen Thompson stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 7 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 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Holland had an advantage in power over Thompson, with a 57% knock out percentage over Thompson's 44%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holland had an advantage over Thompson, with a 26% submission rate over Thompson's 6%.
Stephen Thompson was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.
Holland had a height advantage of 3 inches over Thompson. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Thompson was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Holland, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 69 to Holland's 78.
Thompson vs Holland form
Stephen Thompson had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had lost to Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
Holland 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 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 beat 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 defeated 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 defeated 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kevin Holland had been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Going to this contest, Stephen Thompson had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 18 days ago, while Kevin Holland's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 26 days ago.
Thompson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Holland's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Thompson vs Holland?
Stephen Thompson was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Kevin Holland made his way into the ring at 27/50 (-190) with oddsmakers.