UFC is back on ABC after a period of three months and is featuring a mouth-watering middleweight clash between rising middleweight contender in Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland at the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas.
The fight was initially supposed to be headlined by Darren Till, but the Brit suffered a collarbone injury that forced him to pull out of the fight and with just a week’s notice, Holland stepped in to fight the Italian Dream.
Marvin Vettori is coming off of a spectacular win over Jack Hermansson last December and will be looking forward to continuing his winning streak. A win tonight could mean a crack at UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The pair previously fought a few years ago and in that fight, Adesanya was able to secure the win, but Vettori managed to push the ‘Stylebender’ to his absolute limits.
The same is true for Kevin Holland, as a win could catapult him towards title contention and will also serve as a redemption for his performance from last month against Derek Brunson.
UFC on ABC 2: Holland vs Vettori Prelims Result
Welterweight: Impa Kasanganay (9-1, 2-1 UFC) defeats Sasha Palatnikov (6-3, 1-1 UFC) by second-round submission
Light heavyweight: Da Un Jung (14-2-1, 3-0-1 UFC) defeats William Knight (9-2, 1-1 UFC) by unanimous decision
Men’s featherweight: Luis Saldana (15-6, 1-0 UFC) defeats Jordan Griffin (18-9, 1-4 UFC) by unanimous decision
Men’s bantamweight: Jack Shore (14-0, 3-0 UFC) defeats Hunter Azure (9-2, 2-2 UFC) by split decision
Heavyweight: Jarjis Danho (7-1-1, 1-1-1 UFC) defeats Yorgan De Castro (6-3, 1-3 UFC) by first-round KO
Lightweight: John Makdessi (18-7, 11-7 UFC) defeats Ignacio Bahamondes (11-4, 0-1 UFC) by split decision