Kevin Holland steps out of his scheduled rematch against Kyle Daukaus at UFC Fight Night 197

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UFC Fight Night 197 won’t be hosting the rematch between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus as Kevin has pulled out of the fight due to an injury he suffered in his training. The duo previously fought at UFC Fight Night 193 on Oct. 2. The fight was going well for both fighters as they were proving to be an equal match for each other. But in an unfortunate moment, the duo clashed their heads hard and Kevin was knocked down on the mat for a brief moment and then regained his composure but was not in all his senses. Daukaus didn’t waste a second and jumped in for a rear-naked choke and submitted Kevin Holland. But after looking at the replay and after a long discussion between the referee and the judges, the fight was declared as a no contest.

After the fight, Kevin Holland stated that he had no proper memory of the incident and he was rooting for the rematch.

“I don’t remember anything,” Holland told reporters at the UFC Fight Night 193 post-fight press conference. “I felt myself hit the ground and all the sudden I felt him on my back. So whatever happened in between that, that’s just goodwill and God-given.”

“I want to run it back, I want to run it back right now,” Holland said. “I want to run it back with anyone that’s gotten the better of me, so yeah, I want to run it back.

“Sh*t, if Johnny Walker would’ve gotten hurt tonight, I would’ve gone to 205 and run it back with Thiago (Santos). I’m that guy. If he wants to go somewhere else, that’s because he felt the head-butt was the best thing that could’ve happened to him. I got respect for Kyle, Chris and the Daukaus family, but the fight game is the fight game and I don’t feel like it’s over.”

Now the rematch was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 197 but unfortunately, Kevin Holland has to pull out due to an injury he suffered. He will now have to wait for the rematch and heal till the moment he gets the chance to fight Kyle Daukaus.

UFC Fight Night 197 is going to be headlined by one of the most exciting featherweight fights of all time between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez.

UFC Fight Night 197 card:

  • Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Jessica Eye vs. Andrea Lee
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Tucker Lutz vs. Lando Vannata
  • Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer
  • Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
  • Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong
  • Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises
  • Kyle Daukaus vs. TBA
  • Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Da Un Jung


  • Kevin Holland pulls out of rematch against Kyle Daukaus
  • Kevin Holland rooting for the rematch
  • UFC Fight Night 197 card

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