UFC rolls into Florida this weekend for UFC on ESPN 42: Thompson vs Holland. The titular main event is a crossroads clash for two top welterweights coming off defeats. Former UFC title challenger Stephen Thompson goes in with ‘Trailblazer’ Kevin Holland, in a bout where the winner can reignite their career.
The welterweights are also in the spotlight for the chief support. Brazilian legend Rafael dos Anjos will square off with ‘Fight of the Night’-machine Bryan Barnerena in a potential classic. There’s also outings for hard-hitting heavyweight Tai Tuivasa, Sweden’s ‘Joker’ Jack Hermansson and ranked flyweight Matheus Nicolau.
Here is everything you need to know about a fun night at the fights.
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, US
When: Saturday 3rd December, 2022 (1am Sunday GMT)
How To Watch: BT Sport 1HD
Tale Of The Tape:
Place Of Birth: Simpsonville, South Carolina, US
Last Fight: Thompson lost to Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision last time out. Muhammad is now undefeated in his last nine UFC bouts.
Place Of Birth: Riverside, California, US
Alias: Trailblazer, Big Mouth
Last Fight: Holland became the latest victim of unbeaten phenom Khazmat Chimaev. ‘Big Mouth’ submitted in the first round.
Full Fight Card:
Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland; Welterweight
Bryan Barberena vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Welterweight
Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell; Flyweight
Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergei Pavlovich; Heavyweight
Jack Hermansson vs. Roman Dolidze; Middleweight
Eryk Anders vs. Kyle Daukaus; Middleweight
Niko Price vs. Philip Rowe; Welterweight
Angela Hill vs. Emily Ducote; Women's strawweight
Clay Guida vs. Scott Holtzman; Lightweight
Michael Johnson vs. Marc Diakiese; Lightweight
Darren Elkins vs. Jonathan Pearce; Featherweight
Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas; Women's flyweight
Natan Levy vs. Genaro Valdez; Lightweight
Marcelo Rojo vs. Francis Marshall; Featherweight
Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes; Women's strawweight
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