Kevin Holland Announces June 18th UFC Bout Against Tim Means

Kevin Holland has revealed that his return to the UFC cage will be on June 18th against veteran Tim Means.

Holland announced the fight Friday through a video he posted to social media. He made light of Means’ “dirty bird” nickname in the clip, choking out a mascot that resembled Sesame Street’s Big Bird character.

Nolan King of MMA Junkie has also confirmed the fight since the Holland’s video was released. The matchup is joining a UFC card that is expected to take place in Austin, Texas, USA.

Holland will be making his second appearance since moving down to welterweight. He scored a win in his recent return to the weight class, finishing Alex Oliveira with strikes in March.

Holland moved down to the 170-pound limit after struggling at middleweight last year, suffering two losses and one no contest.

The booking is set to be Means’ first appearance in over a year. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak, which is the longest series of wins he has attained since a run in 2014 and 2015.

His last appearance was in June 2021, when he secured a unanimous decision win against Nicolas Dalby.

UFC’s June 18th show does not have a main event set for it currently. Here are the few bouts reported for the show already:

Bout 5: Phil Hawes (11-3) vs. Deron Winn (7-2) (Middleweight)

Bout 4: Kyle Daukaus (11-2) vs. Roman Dolidze (9-1) (Middleweight)

Bout 3: Damir Ismagulov (23-1) vs. Guram Kutateladze (12-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 2: Julian Marquez (9-2) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (11-4) (Middleweight)

Bout 1: Tim Means (32-12-1) vs. Kevin Holland (22-7) (Welterweight)

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