Kevin Holland will look to ride the momentum of a five-win 2020 when he fights Derek Brunson on a March 20th UFC main event. The booked five-round fight was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
The fight joins a card that does not have a location reported for it currently.
Holland had the most wins of any UFC fighter in 2020, winning five bouts, including three in the final four months of the year. While he has notable wins over Darren Stewart and Joaquin Buckley, his last fight was his most high-profile win, as he defeated Jacare Souza at UFC 256.
The fight in March will be Holland’s first five-round booking since he competed on the regional scene.
Brunson extended his win streak to three-in-a-row in August, becoming the first person to defeat Edmen Shahbazyan, stopping the prospect in the third round with ground and pound. His two other wins in his current run came in 2019, where he defeated Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch.
Two previous fights have been announced for UFC’s March 20th event. Here’s the short, yet current lineup.
Bout 3: Derek Brunson (21-7) vs. Kevin Holland (21-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Max Griffin (16-8) vs. Song Kenan (16-5) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Adrian Yanez (12-3) vs. Gustavo Lopez (12-5) (Bantamweight)