Brunson wins fourth straight, defeats Holland at UFC on ESPN 21

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC fighter Derek Brunson defeated Kevin Holland in the main event of the UFC on ESPN 21 card. Brunson won by unanimous decision over Holland at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two judges saw the fight 49-46. One judge saw the fight as 49-45.

UFC fighter Derrick Brunson celebrates his win over Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 21
Derrick Brunson celebrates his win over Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 21 (Photo by the UFC/Instagram)

This was one of two unanimous decisions in the main card of the event. Montserrat Ruiz defeated Cheyanne Buys by a unanimous decision, as well.

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The 37-year-old Brunson improved to 22-7 in his MMA career. This was just his seventh decision win in his career.

The Wilmington, North Carolina native has now won four straight bouts. Three of his last four wins have come via unanimous decision.

The lone fight during this stretch that was not won by unanimous decision was a third-round TKO (Punches) over Edmen Shabazyan at UFC Fight Night 173.

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The 28-year-old Holland fell to 21-6 in his career. The Texas native has lost four fights by decision.

His last unanimous decision loss came to Thiago Santos at UFC 227 on August 4th, 2018.

Before the loss to Brunson, Holland had won five straight bouts. All of the wins came from May through December 2020.

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His last defeat before Saturday night came to Brendan Allen at UFC on ESPN 6. Allen won with a submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round.

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