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12.02.2020 | 12:00 AM ET

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UFC Fight Night
  • Saturday 03.20.2021 at 07:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • Name: UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland
  • Also Known As: UFC Vegas 22
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Paul Felder
  • TV Ratings: 721,000 avg. viewers (438k ESPN2 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Bout   Info
Derek Brunson   defeats   Kevin Holland   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Max Griffin   defeats   Kenan Song   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Montserrat Ruiz   defeats   Cheyanne Buys   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Adrian Yanez   defeats   Gustavo Lopez   via KO/TKO, Counter Right   0:27 Round 3 of 3, 10:27 Total Bout Page
Tai Tuivasa   defeats   Harry Hunsucker   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right to Ground and Pound   0:49 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Macy Chiasson   defeats   Marion Reneau   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Grant Dawson   defeats   Leonardo Santos   via KO/TKO, Hammerfists   4:59 Round 3 of 3, 14:59 Total Bout Page
Trevin Giles   defeats   Roman Dolidze   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Montel Jackson   defeats   Jesse Strader   via KO/TKO, Right Hook to Ground and Pound   1:58 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Bruno Silva   defeats   JP Buys   via KO/TKO, Counter Right   2:56 Round 2 of 3, 7:56 Total Bout Page

Responses

2020.12.07 11:26 PM ET

bout announced

Adrian Yanez vs. Gustavo Lopez at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2020.12.29 9:28 PM ET

bout announced

Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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12.30.2020 | 10:18 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 101st

Brunson vs. Holland
Derek Brunson, TKO, R3
Ooohh, poor Holland. He thinks he’s a good fighter just cause he fought 5 times in 2020. Brunson is a way better fighter. Holland bit off WAY more than he could chew. And this is coming from a Kevin Holland fan. (Editor’s Note: I didn’t really like Kevin Holland until he beat Charlie Ontiveros, and I thought his decision over Stewart was straight up bullcrap at first)

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12.30.2020 | 10:39 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2468th

@Tjl0106

So I didn't know exactly what to make of Holland myself for a while, but do you really think that the fact that he finished Jacare the way that he did (KO off his back on a guy that's only really been Koed by Whittaker and Moose's upkick) in his own realm (the ground) isn't more impressive than anything Brunson's ever done aside from maybe sparking an old Machida or out-wrestling Yoel up until he got finished by him?

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12.30.2020 | 11:32 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Souza destroyed Brunson and now Brunson face the guy who put Souza lights out!

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12.30.2020 | 2:20 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 2926th

Hahhaha this is a funny back and forth jac is getting old he got kod, brunson not as old but has had has his ass handed to him quite a bit.
Him beating that wet behind the ears kid with weird name doesn't prove anything.
The question is does derek fights smart take down the more explosive guy and can he?
He will be kod if he tries to stand, he has had zero dark thirty real kos in longer than he has gotten a raise.
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12.30.2020 | 6:32 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 101st

@drmaxis2 You act like thats the only good thing he did. Everyone doubting Brunson always. What about Shabazyan? Brunson prolly sent that guy to retirement. And Brunson has prolly significantly evolved since the Jacare fight.

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12.30.2020 | 9:04 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2468th


@Tjl0106I mean the Shahbazyan win was pretty legit, but that dude's not proven whatsoever so it's easy to write off as well. And the reason Brunson doesn't get an overabundance of respect is because in addition to his lukewarm wins aside from the two performances I mentioned, he's been the ranked middleweights' punching bag for the last 10 years. Maybe if he wasn't a stepping stone for anybody that's super legit in the division with minimal star-making performances people wouldn't disrespect him.  

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12.30.2020 | 9:07 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2468th

Like I said, Holland just basically lapped Brunson's career by making Jacare look like easy work when Brunson couldn't help but get knocked out by alligator man TWICE 

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12.30.2020 | 9:37 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1625th

There’s a 90% chance one of them pulls out before this fight happens so this whole conversation is moot. That being said, Holland is too crafty and creative, he will find something to finish Brunson before the final bell. 

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2020.12.30 11:31 PM ET

bout announced

Cheyanne Buys vs. Kay Hansen at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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12.31.2020 | 10:27 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 101st

@drmaxis2 youre not wrong but the Shabazyan win might’ve started a new streak. I mean, Holland beats 4 prospects and then knocks out a VERY OLD Jacaré. Holland hasn’t beat any serious threats, while Brunson has beat Shabazyan, Machida, and, like you said, was winning against Romero before losing.

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12.31.2020 | 12:02 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2468th

@Tjl0106 You're not wrong that it COULD be Brunson turning over a new leaf, but that's no reason to heap praises on him just yet, like I said, in cases of unproven prospects like Shahbazyan the vet is SUPPOSED to win, so I'm not gonna pat him on the back for gate-keeping successfully. Also you act like Machida wasn't VERY OLD (39) when Brunson knocked him out too. Also while the performance against Romero is for sure laudable, I'm not gonna overpraise a performance that he also got knocked out in. So basically in terms of good wins they each have 1 good KO win over an old legend. Brunson is obviously more tested by nature of longer tenure, but I think Holland would beat any of the guys that Brunson has beaten over the years. 

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2021.01.05 11:39 AM ET

bout announced

Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.01.12 9:27 PM ET

bout announced

Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.01.15 10:16 AM ET

bout announced

Jamahal Hill vs. Paul Craig at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.01.20 8:59 AM ET

bout announced

Tai Tuivasa vs. Don'Tale Mayes at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2021.01.20 11:27 PM ET

bout announced

Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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01.24.2021 | 11:01 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 259th

Yanez vs. Lopez
Adrian Yanez, TKO, R2
Lock

Buys vs. Hansen
Kay Hansen, DEC
Lock

Dawson vs. Santos
Grant Dawson, DEC
Lock

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01.25.2021 | 9:25 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2468th

@Tieoken big disagree on Dawson being a lock. Santos is a savage and is a more natural 155 whereas we've never seen Dawson there yet (in the UFC against quality opposition I mean). That alone should cause doubt/ make you question if he's going to be undersized/ not acclimate as well 10 pounds up. On top of all that, Santos hasn't lost a fight since 2009, and even that was by split decision. I even favor Santos in this spot. 

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01.25.2021 | 10:43 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Agree with yanez pick, will be a destruction.

Hansen look so week in her last fight, dont know if she can get a win here.

Leonardo Santos going to beat Dawson, i'm very confident in this one.

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01.25.2021 | 5:23 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 2926th

Brunson vs. Holland
Kevin Holland, TKO, R1
Kbuddy Ko Kaching

Hill vs. Craig
Paul Craig, TKO, R1
I'm picking craig cuz hes my nephews doppleganger.

Tuivasa vs. Mayes
Don'Tale Mayes, TKO, R2
Don is bad but improving tai is the same bum he was first time I saw him.

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01.25.2021 | 9:12 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 313th

To be honest, fellas, I’m one of those #fishrat’sshortbussers leaning towards both Brunson and Santos..

Though, I can never be certain til I get the whim of that Sat morning to afternoon **** I do making my heavily contemplating and submitting my picks. 

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01.25.2021 | 9:17 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 829th

Haha classic Swain!
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01.26.2021 | 2:37 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 7 Winners, 1 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3262nd

I've become a big fan of Holland, but doesn't it kind of feel like he's going to hit a brick wall soon?

He's a little too loose in there. Talking, and getting wild, and just not always fighting with a high IQ. Just seems like someone's going to sleep him soon. Someone who might not even be as good as him.
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01.26.2021 | 7:08 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 2926th

No Idea why but I always root for bruson guess I like his attitude most times.
Don't see him winning against holland and a ko unlikely his quicks are gone.
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02.02.2021 | 9:56 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 2187th

The Trail Blazer much deserved 

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02.08.2021 | 7:07 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Yo this card is ******* amazing, even with only 9 fights announced so far.

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