Kevin Holland Kyle Daukaus

Kevin Holland Kyle Daukaus

Kevin Holland vs. Kyle Daukaus has been rebooked for November 13

Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus will get a chance to finish what they started on last weekend’s UFC Vegas 38 card. The two middleweights suffered a clash of heads during their co-main event fight and were forced to stop the action. Now they will have a chance to run it back, and rather quickly. The rematch, or continuation, will take place at UFC Vegas 42 on November 13 according to ESPN.

The first fight was called a no-contest after an accidental headbutt knocked Holland out. The fight strangely continued for a bit longer with Holland obviously affected by the head collision. Daukaus continued to put the pressure on Holland and eventually got him to tap out due to a choke. The ending was controversial and all parties involved, including the officiating crew, seemed lost. Eventually, after reviewing of the tape, it was ruled a No Contest.

The way the fight ended didn’t sit well with either fighter. Holland seemed to be in good spirits, joking and smiling after, Daukaus did not. Holland reached out to Daukaus after the fight and asked to run it back.

“I didn’t know what happened,” Holland wrote on Twitter. “I also don’t know how the rules are defined in that situation. I do know he didn’t take me down. Cowboy hat face yeeeehaw. Run. It. Back. Bucko.”

He will get his wish on Nov. 13.  Although they both seemed fine following the bout, this quick turnaround could affect performance. The medical suspensions from the event show that Holland is suspended until Nov. 2 with no contact until Oct. 24 (per No suspension for Daukaus. Although Holland may not be able to be in the gym for a while, he has been getting some action outside of the cage. Earlier this week Holland was involved in a car chase and apprehended a carjacker in his town. 

The Nov. 13 event is headlined by a featherweight matchup between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez.

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Nicole Bosco