Kevin Holland Withdraws from Kyle Daukaus Rematch at UFC Fight Night 197 on Nov. 13
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 27, 2021
Kevin Holland has suffered an undisclosed injury, putting his
rematch against Kyle Daukaus on hold.
Multiple outlets confirmed Holland’s withdrawal after Daukaus
revealed the news on Twitter. The middleweights were slated to meet
UFC Fight Night 197 on Nov. 13. Daukaus is expected to remain
on the card against a replacement opponent.
“Hey Kevin Holland, sorry to hear about the injury,” Daukaus wrote.
“Heal up. I’ll see you in February, but first I’m gonna handle some
Holland and Daukaus initially squared off at UFC Fight Night 193,
when an accidental headbutt altered the course of their bout.
Holland was dazed after the collision, which allowed Daukaus to
secure a rear-naked choke for the tapout. However, the sequence was
reviewed before the final verdict and the fight was ultimately
ruled a no contest.
After a breakout 2020 campaign in which he went 5-0, Holland is
winless in his last three Octagon appearances — including the no
contest against Daukaus. Prior to that, Holland’s defensive
wrestling was exposed in back-to-back decision losses against
Brunson and Marvin
Daukaus, meanwhile, is 1-2 with one no contest during his tenure
with the Las Vegas-based promotion. His lone victory is a
three-round verdict over Dustin
Stoltzfus at UFC 255, while he has also dropped decisions
Allen and Phil Hawes
in the Octagon.
UFC Fight Night 197 takes place at th UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is
headlined by a featherweight clash between Max Holloway and Yair