kyle daukaus, ufc vegas 38

Accidental head butt leaves Holland vs Daukaus as a no-contest in UFC Vegas 38 co-main event

Daukaus vs Holland ruled no-contest

UFC Vegas 38 went down at the UFC Apex tonight, October 2nd, highlighted by the main event battle at light heavyweight between Thiago Santos (21-9) and Johnny Walker (18-5).

In the night’s co-main event, Philadelphia’s Kyle Daukaus (102) gets a big opportunity in the middleweight division to knock off the very dangerous Kevin Holland (21-7).  Holland was rolling into the top of the rankings with 8 wins in 9 fights inside the octagon, but has come up short in his last two losing to Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori.  Daukaus lost his last contest when Phil Hawes scored the unanimous decision victory over him in May.  Kyle’s will look to keep the family momentum going as his UFC heavyweight brother Chris, just one week ago, knocked out his fourth straight UFC opponent and has earned a main event bout vs Derrick Lewis in December.  Chris will be in Kyle’s corner tonight.

Here is how the co-main event between Holland and Daukaus went, including round by round scoring from MyMMANews…

Round 1

15-seconds in and Daukaus is in the clench with Holland up against the cage.  Dirty boxing going on right now as Daukaus is still looking for the take down.  Nice job by Holland to spin and he has Daukaus  against the cage. These two are still clenched.  Some foot stomps from Holland and referee Dan Miragliotta  separates them and they go back to the center of the octagon.  We had a clash of heads accidentally as Daukaus ducks under a left hook and his head makes contact with the jaw of Holland. Daukaus is trying to take advantage and is looking for a D’arce choke and is on top of Holland.  Holland is back to his feet but Daukaus is on the back with the neck and chokes him out.

The replay light goes on as UFC officials are huddling with referee Dan Miragliotta.  After a lengthy discussion and review of the replay, the fight is scored a no contest at 3:43 of the first round. Both fighters seem to agree to run it back at a later date. An unfortunate ending, but seemingly the correct decision as Holland did suffer a flash knockout but recovered quickly but was in a bad position due to the clash

Official score:  Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland  Ruled No-contest –  3:43 of Round 1

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