Marvin Vettori was supposed to be facing Daren Till this weekend, but an injury to the latter has forced a change in opponent for Vettori. Instead of Till, Vettori will be squaring off with Kevin Holland, who will fight on short notice. Check out our preview and prediction for this middleweight UFC bout below.
Betting Preview for the Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland Middleweight Bout on April 10, 2021
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
TV Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Betting on Marvin Vettori (-330)
MMA Record: 16-4-1
After losing to Israel Adesanya via split decision in 2018, Vettori has racked up four wins in a row, three by way of unanimous decisions and one via submission. In his last fight, Vettori dominated Jack Hermansson for a unanimous decision win back in December 2020. The Italian is not known for his power, as he only has two knockout wins in his MMA career and zero so far in his time in the UFC, but he has some solid boxing to fall back on. Vettori is averaging 4.78 significant strikes landed per minute, which is higher than Holland’s 4.74. Still, he’ll look to bring this fight to the ground, where he feels he’s got a bigger advantage over Holland. Vettori has nine submission wins and has never been submitted before. His averaging 1.33 takedowns per 15 minutes. Vettori is also great at defending against strikes, as evidenced by his 66.4% success rate in terms of significant strike defense – the best among all active middleweights n the UFC.
Betting on Kevin Holland (+250)
MMA Record: 21-6-0
Holland saw his five-fight win streak end when he lost last March to Derek Brunson via unanimous decision. He was having success standing up against Brunson, but got pounded on the ground. If Holland learned anything from that fight, it should show in his matchup against Vettori. Although Vettori has a great striking defense, Holland owns a massive seven-inch reach advantage. That’s something Holland should fully capitalize on. He can’t worry too much about Vettori’s power, as the Italian hasn’t knocked somebody out in nearly six years. Holland, on the other hand, has 10 knockout wins to go with seven submission victories. His last five wins featured three knockouts, a submission, and a split decision. He leads all active middleweights with 1,057 total strikes landed.
Kevin Holland knocks Marvin Vettori out in the second round.
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