An important middleweight matchup of longtime contender, Derek Brunson and division streaker, Kevin ‘The Trailblazer’ Holland is slated to take main event honours at UFC Fight Night 190 on March 20th. — with a location or venue for the event yet to be determined by the promotion.
According to tonight’s report from ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto, both Brunson and Holland have agreed to clash over five rounds, with contracts for the pairing still yet to be penned ahead of the expected main event tilt.
Holland, who had been campaigning for a January matchup with South Carolina veteran, Brunson — had notched a stunning five consecutive victories this year alone.
Most recently featured at UFC 256 on December 12th. at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada — the Californian finished former Strikeforce middleweight best, Ronaldo Souza with a stunning shot from the bottom before follow up strikes.
With the victory, Holland became the first middleweight in the history of the organization to score five triumphs in a calendar year.
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Headlining UFC Vegas 5 in August against uber-prospect, Edmen Shahbazyan, Brunson finished the Edmond Tarverdyan product with a combination of strikes in the third round of their short-notice main event. The victory came as Brunson’s third on the trot, following a pair of decision wins over both Elias Theodorou and Ian Heinisch.
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