Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland is the new, official headliner for UFC on ABC 2.
Sources told ESPN today that this short notice bout would serve as the top of the marquee attraction for April 10th. This card goes down in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex.
Holland will be stepping up to take the place of Darren Till who was forced to withdraw due to injury. Till suffered a broken collarbone in training and had no choice but to pull out.
Kevin Holland took to his personal social media to address the newly announced Marvin Vettori prizefight.
Update April 1st, 2021 pic.twitter.com/IAkryJWTZx
— Kevin Holland (@Trailblaze2top) April 1, 2021
Holland versus Vettori pits the #10 ranked middleweight against the #6 ranked 185 pounder, respectively (per the UFC’s official rankings).
An intriguing month for that division’s top ten as Whittaker versus Gastelum (#1 and #8 respectively) goes down the weekend after Vettori vs Holland.
Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland
Kevin Holland is turning around quite quickly here as he last entered the cage on March 20th. Holland lost via a lopsided unanimous decision to #4 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson in their five-round affair.
There’s a bit of a redemptive component in this looming fight for Kevin Holland.
Many seemed let down by Holland’s last performance which involves a lot of talking and the perception he wasn’t working especially hard to get out of bad positions.
He has a chance here to restore the enthusiasm surrounding him prior to his five-fight winning streak getting snapped by Brunson.
Marvin Vettori plied his trade on the Italian regional circuit, largely with Venator FC prior to his UFC debut.
Vettori’s octagon run so far has seen him compile a 6-2-1 record with victories across his last four straight.
His last outing saw him score a unanimous decision victory over #7 ranked Jack Hermansson in their December bout.
Who do you think gets their hand raised when Marvin Vettori vs Kevin Holland goes down?