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Kevin Holland hospitalized after tough UFC Orlando loss

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

Kevin Holland spent some time at the local hospital in Orlando, Fla., getting treatment after his main event loss last night (Dec. 3, 2022) inside Amway Center. Holland and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson had an ultra-exciting, four-round scrap that ended in a corner stoppage in at UFC Orlando’s headliner (watch highlights). After the fourth round, Holland’s head coach, Bob Perez, threw in the towel to prevent further damage to his fighter’s broken hand.

According to Holland’s manager, Oren Hodak, “Trailblazer” broke his hand in the first round and was transported to the hospital.

“[Kevin Holland] broke his right hand landing a cross in the first round,” Hodak wrote on Twitter. ”Hand is very swollen. Being transported to the hospital. Congrats to [Stephen Thompson] and team.”

That is now two straight losses for the fan favorite, and his loss at UFC Orlando was his first in his new Welterweight class. While Holland is going to be recovering for a few months from a fractured mitt, he will be doing so with a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus.

Holland wasn’t the only one who suffered some injuries — Thompson got a big gash above his eyebrow from an accidental head butt in the fight. Thompson’s brother-in-law (a.k.a. former UFC Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman) filmed “Wonderboy” getting stitched up in some fantastic (but NSFW) behind-the-scenes camera work.

Take a look:

For complete UFC Orlando results and coverage click here.

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