‘I understood what he was saying’

Kevin Holland has explained how Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cage advice at UFC Vegas 22 helped him during his fight. After a lopsided loss to Derek Brunson, the Netherlands did not pick up on the move it generated in 2020 and must return to the design board.

In his recent interview with Ariel Helwani at ESPN, Kevin Holland explained how he took advice from Khabib between rounds and brought down Brunson for the first time in the UFC.

“DC’s not here, Khabib is here, I’m taking wrestling advice and I got some. And, I brought Brunson down.”

Holland further explained how he managed to take down Brunson in the fifth round of their fight. Big Mouth said he was beaten three or four times while trying to centralize his kicks but eventually found the time and brought down Brunson.

“I was hit three or four times trying to put the bumps in the middle and then as soon as I started looking for a time where the bumps were, I got the takedown. say. “

After recording trophies over Darren Stewart, Joaquin Buckley, and Jacare Souza in 2020, the Netherlands were on course to challenge for the upcoming UFC middleweight title. However, his loss in the UFC Vegas 22 main event seems to have paid off for any title picture for a while.

What now for Kevin Holland after his loss at UFC Vegas 22?

After losing to Derek Brunson last weekend, Kevin Holland has admitted he is willing to go down to 170 and compete in the welterweight division. Holland also revealed that he wants to start working with a nutritionist to try to make the cut to 170-pounds.

Would a move down to welterweight work well for Kevin Holland? Make a noise in the comments section below.

Published March 23, 2021, 13:53 IST