Kevin Holland

Mar 30, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kevin Holland smiles between rounds in his fight against Gerald Meerschaert (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Wells Fargo Arena. Holland won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Holland asks to step in on short-notice to face Donald Cerrone: ‘Call BigMouth’

Kevin Holland, to no surprise, is looking to take a short-notice fight.

On Wednesday it was revealed Diego Sanchez is out of his welterweight scrap against Donald Cerrone on May 8. It’s disappointing news for many fans who wanted to see the two legends go at it. However, the good news is the UFC is looking to find a short-notice replacement, and Holland has offered up his services.


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“I’ll run my ass off I’ll sleep upstairs with my heat maxed out and a suna suit on your a legend nothing but respect @cowboycerrone ! I’ll gladly step up Probably come in around 175 but if the cowboy needs a dog to go along for the ride maybe show you a few tricks….. Call BigMouth. I @seanshelby @mickmanyard2 @ufc I’d tag the boss but yeah I’m low key on time out love you boss,” Holland wrote.

Kevin Holland is the king of short-notice fights as he fought five times in 2020 with many of them being on short-notice. He has also hinted at dropping down to welterweight, so perhaps Cerrone would take a 175lbs catchweight to face a well-known name in Holland who’s looking to get back on track.

After a very good 2020 where Holland went 5-0, he has gone 0-2 to begin 2021. He suffered a decision loss to Derek Brunson in the main event and then took a short-notice main event against Marvin Vettori just weeks later and lost another decision. If Holland does get this fight against “Cowboy” and wins, it would add some hype behind his name again and would set him up to get a big fight at welterweight assuming that is the move.

However, as of right now, it’s uncertain if the UFC is interested in making the Holland vs. Cerrone fight at a catchweight.

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