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UFC Vegas 38 results: Kyle Daukaus strangles Kevin Holland after brutal clash of heads, resulting in ‘No Contest’

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UFC Fight Night: Holland v Daukaus Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus faced off in a Middleweight clash tonight (Sat., Oct. 2, 2021) at UFC Vegas 38 from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Holland attacked with long kicks early, prompting a big pair of hooks and takedown attempt from Daukaus. Daukaus dragged his foe down to the mat briefly on a couple occasions, but Holland popped right back up immediately. Holland insisted on talking to Daniel Cormier at every opportunity, mid-takedown defense. Holland landed a clean cross, then an accidental clash of heads sent Holland to the mat! Daukaus attacked the neck immediately, first with a d’arce choke then a guillotine. Holland survived, but Daukaus jumped the back and forced the tap moments later.

On replay, it was very clear that both men leaned into the clash of heads, but Holland definitely got the worst of it. Immediately afterward, Daukaus capitalized by jumping on the neck and forcing the finish.

As a result of the foul (watch it here), the bout was declared a “No Contest.”


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