Vettori victorious as he further exposes Holland
LAS VEGAS — There was less talking and more combating from Kevin Holland, however distressingly comparable outcomes.
Battling simply 3 weeks after he was greatly slammed for continuously yammering throughout a one-sided loss to Derek Brunson, Holland dropped his 2nd successive battle due to the fact that of a failure to stop a takedown.
Vettori won a unanimous choice, 50-44, on all 3 cards. He took Holland down consistently, striking on 11 of 17 takedowns, and Holland wasn’t able to get up.
In the couple of minutes of the battle in which it remained in the stand-up, Holland appeared like the electrifying possibility he has actually been considered by utilizing his hands to fire at Vettori.
However Vettori was far too total of a fighter and had the ability to take Holland down nearly at will. Holland leapt in to take the battle when Darren Till needed to take out with a damaged collarbone, providing Holland the opportunity to apologize for the bad efficiency versus Brunson.
He was much better this time, however not almost sufficient. Vettori is gradually approaching a title shot and he wasn’t going to be beaten by a challenger with such an open hole in his video game.
He landed 24 of 64 considerable strikes, according to UFCstats.com, compared to Holland’s 37 of 103. However Holland couldn’t keep the battle on his feet long enough to be competitive.
His left eye was swollen and at one point, referee Herb Dean had the cageside physician checking his eye.
Vettori entered the battle ranked sixth, and he plans to attend next week’s battle at Apex between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum because he is trying to position himself for another shot at champion Israel Adesanya. Vettori lost a split-decision to Adesanya in a bout before Adesanya became champion.
There is no one thing that Vettori excels at, but he has no gaping hole in his game and is average, at worst, in every aspect.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.