UFC Fight Night - Kevin Holland vs. Stephen Thompson Odds

UFC Fight Night Kevin Holland vs. Stephen Thompson

Kevin Holland is slightly favored against Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night: Holland vs. Thompson on Saturday, December 3 in Orlando, Florida. This event is one of 15 fights on ESPN/ESPN+. Holland is 23-8 in his career, while Thompson is 16-6-1 in his career. There are a total of 15 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Holland vs. Thompson. Let’s look at the bout between Holland and Thompson and UFC predictions.

UFC Fight Night: Holland vs. Thompson takes place at the Amway Center in Las Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 3 with 15 fights, all on ESPN/ESPN+.

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland Betting

Kevin Holland (23-8, 10-5 UFC)

Holland came into the UFC with a record of 13-3 and he has 10 wins and five losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Ronaldo Souza by KO, Alex Oliveira by TKO, and Tim Means by D’Arce choke submission, while losing to Derek Brunson by unanimous decision, Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision, and Khamzat Chimaev by D’Arce choke submission. Holland has been a pro since 2015 and he has 13 wins by TKO/KO and six by submission. He has 11 first round finishes.

Holland said this to mmajunkie.usatoday.com about his upcoming fight against Thompson, “It’s not really a stand-and-bang (fight), it’s a real technical standup fight, and you have to implement certain things to get to ‘Wonderboy’ and have your way with ‘Wonderboy,’ I plan on implementing those things, and I plan on showing that I can strike with the best of them. It’s just a very, very fun matchup. Talk about a guy that’s fought for a world title, that’s fought some of the best out there at the top of the weight class for a long time. If you do want a number next to your name, you have to go through somebody like that. He’s lost to people who’ve decided to grapple the whole time. People who decide to strike with him usually don’t have a good night, unless you’re Anthony Pettis. I think I’m just as creative as Anthony, even though he’s shown a lot of creativity inside that octagon, that cage. But yeah, against ‘Wonderboy’ there’s only one way to go, and that’s forward.”

Stephen Thompson (16-6-1, 11-6-1 UFC)

Thompson came into the UFC with a record of 5-0 and he has 11 wins, six losses, and one draw in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has two wins and four losses. He defeated Vicente Luque by unanimous decision and Geoff Neal by unanimous decision; while losing to Darren Till by unanimous decision, Anthony Pettis by KO, Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision, and Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision. Thompson has been a pro since 2010 and he has seven wins by TKO/KO and one by submission. He has five first round finishes.

Thompson said this to middleeasy.com about his upcoming fight against Holland, “Kevin’s the type of guy, type of fighter that gets better every time he fights. He did very well in the 185-pound division. Knocked out Jacre Sousa from his back, which is unheard of and he’s got great jiu-jitsu. He’s actually a black belt under Travis Lutter and Travis Lutter is under my brother-in-law Carlos Machado, so we got a little lineage there, you know what I mean? Jiu-jitsu lineage there with Kevin Holland. So, I think it’s great, man. The Guys’ a superhero. He’s very tall. He’s got an 81-inch reach which is ridiculous. That’s going to be fun to navigate throughout the fight, but I’m looking forward to it. Kevin Holland has a name. He did very well, like I said, very well in the 185 division and if he’s not ranked in the 170 division, he will be very soon. He’s faced some really good guys in this division and he’s a very exciting fighter and a great stand-up fighter.”

Striking Stats

Strikes landed per minute: Holland 3.85 /Thompson 3.90

Striking Accuracy: Holland 54% /Thompson 43%

Strikes absorbed per minute: Holland 2.38 /Thompson 2.81

Defense: Holland 55% /Thompson 56%

Grappling Stats

Takedown average: Holland 0.83 /Thompson 0.29

Takedown Accuracy: Holland 43% /Thompson 41%

Takedowns defended: Holland 50% /Thompson 63%

Submission average: Holland 0.6 /Thompson 0.0

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UFC Picks

This should be an excellent main event, as both of these fighters have similar skill sets. They each like to trade shots, so we should see a lot of action and each is tough to finish so the fight may last a while. I don’t see a big advantage one way or the other, so taking the plus price on Thompson is at least worth considering. The rounds are also interesting, as we can get plus money on this fight going over 4.5 rounds. I would prefer to get 2.5 or 3.5 rounds so I will look at the props, but regardless I like the fight to go over the rounds total.

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland Card & Odds

12/03 Kevin Holland -155
Stephen Thompson +124
12/03 Tai Tuivasa +165
Sergei Pavlovich -210
12/03 Bryan Barberena +379
Rafael Dos Anjos -550
12/03 Matt Schnell +277
Matheus Nicolau -375
12/03 Eryk Anders +172
Kyle Daukaus -220
12/03 Philip Rowe +110
Niko Price -140
12/03 Angela Hill -105
Emily Ducote -125
12/03 Scott Holtzman -150
Clay Guida +120
12/03 Michael Johnson +221
Marc Diakiese -290
12/03 Darren Elkins +322
Jonathan Pearce -450
12/03 Tracy Cortez -115
Amanda Ribas -115
12/03 Genaro Valdez +150
Natan Levy -190
12/03 Marcelo Rojo +127
Francis Marshall -160
12/03 Istela Nunes +228
Yazmin Jauregui -300
12/03 Roman Dolidze +146
Jack Hermansson -185

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