Kevin Holland will drop down to welterweight for his next appearance, facing Alex Oliveira at UFC’s March 5th pay-per-view event. The recent matchup has joined the UFC 272 lineup, per a report from Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
UFC 272 is currently expected to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Holland has been a regular at middleweight since joining the UFC roster in 2018. He enters the bout searching for his first win in a year. He had an unsuccessful 2021, resulting in two losses and one no contest.
Holland’s last fight was a controversial no-contest result against Kyle Daukaus in October. UFC attempted to re-book the fight later in the year, although an injury to Holland stopped the fight from happening.
Oliveira has broken a three-fight skid earlier in his career, bouncing back in 2020 after struggling in two previous years.
It was reported last week that a title doubleheader would be on the UFC 272 card. However, recent updates have indicated the bouts may move to an April card.
Here is how UFC 272 looks currently:
Bout 6: Edson Barboza (22-10) vs. Bryce Mitchell (14-0) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Jessica Eye (15-1) vs. Manon Fiorot (8-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Mariya Agapova (10-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Dustin Jacoby (16-5-1) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (16-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Tim Elliott (17-12-1) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (13-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2) vs. Yan Xiaonan (13-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 1: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-11-1) (Welterweight)