Stephen Thompson pulled off a shocker after going all out against Kevin Holland in the fourth round of their clash in the main event of UFC Orlando this Saturday night at the Amway Center.
The fight started off in pretty equal efforts, with Holland slightly on the lead, with both making connections on one another. Holland did manage a takedown on Thompson in round two, but the latter engaged more with the leg kicks that was starting to do the damage.
From the third, the bout slowly turned in to the favour of Thompson as his continuous leg kicks and unloading with the right hand in between. However, it was round four that saw ‘Wonderboy’ utilizing all his firepower, as he almost earned a stoppage after dropping ‘Trailblazer’ before getting back up.
All that being said, just before the fifth and final round, it appeared that Holland had suffered a hand fracture, as his corner waved off, awarding Thompson the victory via corner stoppage TKO.
UFC Orlando: Thompson vs Holland Full Result
- Stephen Thompson def. Kevin Holland via fourth-round TKO (corner stoppage)
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- Matheus Nicolau def. Matt Schnell via second-round KO (1:44)
- Sergei Pavlovich def. Tai Tuivasa via first-round KO (0:54)
- Roman Dolidze def. Jack Hermansson via second-round TKO (4:06)
- Eryk Anders def. Kyle Daukaus via second-round TKO (2:45)
- Phil Rowe def. Niko Price via third-round TKO (3:26)
- Angela Hill def. Emily Ducote via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Clay Guida def. Scott Holtzman via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
- Michael Johnson def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
- Jonathan Pearce def. Darren Elkins via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
- Natan Levy def. Genaro Valdez via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
- Francis Marshall def. Marcelo Rojo via second-round KO (1:14)
- Yazmin Jauregui def. Istela Nunes via second-round TKO (4:06)