A middleweight showdown is headed your way that you do not want to miss in the fight card for Overeem vs Harris. That particular bout will be featuring a battle between Kevin Holland and Anthony Hernandez.
Kevin Holland (17-5-0)
Holland has built himself a nice resume. He is currently on a three fight win streak, has seven wins by knockout, and six wins by submission.
“TrailBlazer” has a high striking accuracy at 64 percent and a grappling accuracy of 67 percent. He lands 4.11 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.45. This is a great advantage if he can keep improving on that ratio.
He also averages 2.04 takedowns and 1.70 submissions every 15 minutes. He also has a significant strike defense at 60 percent and a takedown defense of 50 percent.
Anthony Hernandez (7-1-0)
It seems just yesterday that Hernandez made his debut. He has two wins by knockout, four by submission, and one by decision.
“Fluffy” has a striking accuracy at 49 percent and nothing to show for a grappling accuracy. He lands 2.78 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.94. This ratio is nearly one and one, so nothing too worrisome here.
He has a high takedown defense sitting at 86 percent and a significant strike defense at 54 percent. His fight times average around 6:07 minutes.
Odds For This Event
The market views these two fighters as close as it gets. BetDSI has these odds currently placed at:
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Potential Winning Pick
Both of these fighters have had great success and it will be a great opportunity to watch an exciting fight. With that being said, we have to have only one winner and the stats could present an opportunity to look for.
Hernandez has a high takedown defense and a decent significant strike ratio. He tends to fight more in the clinch so he could keep Holland close to deliver big hits.
Holland has all of the positives for a good, quality fighter. The only drawback is that he has a low takedown defense and could be vulnerable if the fight lasts longer than a few rounds with constant ground attempts.
Overall, I am excited at this fight for the fact that it will be a lot of fast paced action. I would have to go with Holland here, since he has more experience and hopefully the numbers do not lie.