Marvin Vettori used Derek Brunson's recipe and with his strength and wrestling in Las Vegas reached his fifth victory in a row. The Italian fighter constantly knocked down Kevin Holland in the main fight of the UFC on ABC 2 event and mostly successfully held a dominant position from which he patiently and safely collected points with a 'ground-and-pound.
Holland even opened the match well, he was a bit more active and concrete on his feet at the start, but his shots did not create more serious problems for Vettori. As the fight progressed, the Italian concentrated more and more on the ground fight, and already in the second round, it was clear what the rest of their match might look like.
In that section, let’s mention, Vettori also fired one very precise elbow that left a mark on Holland’s left eye. A new striking moment occurred in the third round when Marvin was close to victory by suffocation, but Holland got out of that dangerous situation, but not the course of the fight that led to his defeat.
Vettori successfully knocked down and controlled Kevin in both the fourth and fifth rounds, and he recorded the victory with a convincing referee decision according to which all three judges awarded him 50-44. Let us remind you, Holland jumped into this match as a replacement for the injured Darren Till, about 20 days after the defeat by the previously mentioned Brunson.
In the title fight of the evening, we watched two rising fighters from whom Arnold Allen snatched a close victory by a unanimous decision of the referees.
All of these referees scored a match with 29-28 for the Englishman who still delivered slightly more significant shots than his opponent Sodiqu Yusuff. For Allen, this is already 10 wins in a row, or the eighth under the auspices of the UFC for which he competes in the lightweight category.
Julian Marquez suffocated veteran Sam Alvey in a match that, in addition to an impressive submission, was marked by a very meaningful battle on his feet. Mackenzie Dern stopped Nino Nunes 12 seconds before the end of the first round, and on the 'main card,' we also watched Mike Perry, whose second defeat in a row was inflicted by Daniel Rodriguez.
'Platinum' has four defeats from the last five matches, and this one was experienced by a unanimous decision of the referee. Let us also mention that in the introductory part of the program, Joe Solecki defeated veteran Jim Miller by a unanimous decision.
Former two-time KSW champion Mateusz Gamrot knocked out Scott Holtzman, and Jarjis Danho, who stopped Yorgan De Castro in the first round, can also boast a brutal knockout.