Kevin Holland looked like a man on a mission earlier tonight (Sat., Oct. 31, 2020) at UFC Vegas 12 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, when “Trail Blazer” obliterated Octagon newcomer Charlie Ontiveros via first-round submission (verbal).
Ontiveros took this fight on short notice and came in as a massive underdog so little was expected of the former Bellator fighter. That said, Holland really took it to Ontiveros and prohibited him from doing much of anything. After landing some ground-and-pound from top control Holland grabbed a hold of Ontiveros when he returned to the feet. The two middleweights jostled along the cage before “Trail Blazer” grabbed Ontiveros and slammed him to the canvas. That’s when Ontiveros was rendered unable to continue, signaling a likely neck injury.
Check out the finishing sequence above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.
Ontiveros was super slow to get back to is feet and even needed a stretcher to take him out of the cage. The UFC Vegas 12 broadcast crew gave a post-fight update and confirmed Ontiveros was able to move all extremities in the back.
With this performance, Holland notches his fourth win of 2020 and proves he’s ready to take the next big step at 185 pounds. “Trail Blazer” is now 7-2 inside of the Octagon and has finished three out of his last four.
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