UFC 302: Kevin Holland Breaks Opponent’s Arm!

“Kevin Holland declares he’s ready for anyone next.”

Dramatic Win for Holland

In a thrilling match at UFC 302 held in Newark, New Jersey, Kevin Holland faced off against Michal Oleksiejczuk on the main card. The 31-year-old American fighter, looking to bounce back after a winless streak since last year, took on the unranked Polish competitor. Oleksiejczuk, similarly desperate for a victory, had also not tasted success since the previous year.

From the onset, Oleksiejczuk applied significant pressure on Holland. However, Holland showcased his exceptional grappling skills, catching Oleksiejczuk in an armbar and forcing a submission at 1:34 of the first round. The referee, Herb Dean, promptly stopped the fight to prevent further injury, confirming Holland’s victory via technical submission

Post-Fight Remarks and Future Prospects

After the fight, Holland expressed his readiness to face any opponent in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, saying, “I’m willing to meet anyone next.” Meanwhile, Oleksiejczuk’s future in the middleweight division remains uncertain, with discussions ongoing about a potential return to light heavyweight .

UFC 302 Main Card Results

  • Lightweight Title Fight: Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Middleweight: Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa
  • Middleweight: Kevin Holland defeats Michal Oleksiejczuk via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:34
  • Welterweight: Niko Price defeats Alex Morono via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Welterweight: Randy Brown defeats Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)



Preliminary and Early Preliminary Card Results

  • Middleweight: Roman Kopylov defeats Cesar Almeida via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 30–27)
  • Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida defeats Alexandr Romanov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:27
  • Lightweight: Grant Dawson defeats Joe Solecki via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)
  • Welterweight: Jake Matthews defeats Phil Rowe via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
  • Welterweight: Bassil Hafez defeats Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)
  • Women’s Bantamweight: Ailin Perez defeats Joselyne Edwards via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
  • Catchweight (130 lbs): Andre Lima defeats Nyamjargal Tumendemberel via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27)

These results highlight a night filled with spectacular performances and significant developments in various weight divisions.

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