The middleweight contest between Kevin Holland vs Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 38 ended in a no-contest
Just a few minutes into the first round, there was a clash of heads between Holland and Daukaus. While Daukaus stood his ground, Holland collapsed due to the impact and was nearly knocked out.
He regained his senses only after hitting the canvas. Daukaus improvised on the situation, set up a rear-naked choke just moments later and earned the win.
Dan Miragliotta the match referee had a chat with the match officials including Herb Dean. A while later the fight was awarded a no-contest, much to the dismay of Daukaus’ corner.
At the post-fight interview, it was all respect between Holland and Daukaus. Holland conceded that Daukaus should have won the fight.
Kevin Holland reacts to no-contest and is down for a rematch
Kevin Holland took to Twitter following his no-contest fight against Kyle Daukaus. Clarifying that he didn’t know how the rules are defined in such a situation, he was pleased with himself since his takedown defense looked pretty decent.
He also was down to run the fight back.
Holland’s Tweet read:
“I didn’t know what happened. I also don’t know how the rules are defined in that situation. I do know he didn’t take me down. yeeeehaw Run. It. Back. Bucko.”
Holland was heavily criticized for his takedown defense during his fight against Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson. On the 2nd of October, he did show a lot of improvement.
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