Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight prospect Kevin Holland will be tested by longtime veteran Derek Brunson in the upcoming “Fight Night” event scheduled for March 20, though a city and venue have yet to be determined.
That’s according to ESPN.
Holland (21-5) made a name for himself on Season 2 of Dana White’s “Contender Series” back in summer 2018, but his career didn't take off until two years later. “Trailblazer” has won five straight, with four of those victories coming by way of knockout.
“We verbally agreed to fight Brunson on March 20, but Kevin is still campaigning for January or February for an additional bout,” manager Oren Hodak told MMA Junkie. “It’s no longer ‘Call Big Mouth’ when something falls through. We’re the A-side. Just put us in. Put us in the game. Put us in the fight.”
Brunson (21-7) is looking to reestablish himself as a legitimate contender for the 185-pound throne. The 36 year-old Strikeforce import bounced back from a crushing defeat to Israel Adesanya to capture three in a row, including his recent spoiler over Edmen Shahbazyan.
Expect more fight card announcements for the March 20 card in the coming weeks.