Kevin Holland vs. Marvin Vettori wasn’t the original main event of this show, but it certainly delivered.
The showdown served as the main event of the UFC on ABC 2 event on Saturday afternoon (April 10, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.
As seen in the fight, it didn’t start out great for Vettori, who got kicked in the nuts. He recovered and clinched with him up against the fence where he worked him over with some shots before scoring a takedown.
Holland managed to get back to his feet before the bell sounded. Holland got worked over in the second round on his back and suffered some real eye damage as a result. Vettori controlled the rest of the fight with the same game plan of taking him down then doing damage. It was basic yet effective. Vettori walked away with the decision win.
This was an important contest for both guys, but it wasn’t the original headliner as Vettori was supposed to fight Darren Till. That all changed on March 30th when Till pulled out of the fight due to a broken collarbone. Fast forward to April 1st, it was revealed that Holland would step in on just 9 days notice to face Vettor. This tied the record for the shortest turnaround between two main events.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
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