Vera vs. Song, Holland vs. Hernandez Targeted for UFC Fight Night 172 on May 16

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 28, 2020


Two more contests have been targeted for UFC Fight Night 172, as Marlon Vera will face Yadong Song at bantamweight, while Kevin Holland will square off against Anthony Hernandez at middleweight.

MMAFighting.com was first to report Vera vs. Song, while MMAjunkie.com initially brought word of Holland vs. Hernandez. UFC Fight Night 173 takes place at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 16 and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.

Vera enters the matchup with Song on a five-bout winning streak, including a third-round TKO of Andre Ewell in his most recent appearance at UFC Fight Night 161 last October. China’s Song is unbeaten in his last eight professional bouts – including five in the UFC – but is coming off a majority draw against Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 7 on Dec. 7.

An alum of Dana White’s Contender Series, Holland saw a three-fight winning streak come to an end at UFC on ESPN 6, where he was submitted by Brendan Allen in the second stanza. Also a product of the Contender Series, Hernandez earned his first Octagon triumph with by tapping out Jung Yong Park at UFC Fight Night 157 this past August.

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