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Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland Predictions & Tips – Holland To Win UFC Fight Night Bout

29 Nov 2022
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  • Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland tips for Saturday, December 3
  • UFC Fight Night is taking place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
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    Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland Predictions & Tips
  • Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland Predictions & Tips
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Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland Predictions & Tips


Kevin Holland is tipped to win this main event fight by decision.

Both men are talented strikers, but it is Holland who lands a higher percentage of his strikes.

He also has a big reach advantage and an edge in grappling, so he can dictate how this fight goes.

  • Kevin Holland has a 6” reach advantage
  • Kevin Holland lands 54% of his significant strikes (Thompson 43%)
  • 9 of Stephen Thompson’s last 10 fights have gone the distance
  • 5 of Stephen Thompson’s 6 defeats have been by decision

Stephen Thompson Form


Stephen Thompson has gone 3-5 since his first failed attempt to become welterweight champion.

‘Wonderboy’ went to a majority draw in his first fight with Tyron Woodley, before losing the rematch by a majority decision.

He bounced back from that disappointment to claim a decision win against Jorge Masvidal, but saw his form tail off badly after that.

The 39-year-old American dropped a decision to Darren Till before being stopped in the second round by Anthony Pettis.

Thompson stopped the rot with a decision win against Vicente Luque, and then backed that up with a decision victory against Geoff Neal.

However, ‘Wonderboy’ has not had his hand raised since that success against Neal in December 2020.

He suffered back-to-back decision defeats to Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad to fall to 16-6-1.

Kevin Holland Form


Kevin Holland goes into this fight looking to bounce back from his third defeat in six fights that dropped his record to 23-8.

‘Trailblazer’ enjoyed the best run of his UFC career in 2020, when he fought no less than five times and won all five fights.

The highlight of that run was a first-round knockout of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in December of that year.

His rise was halted in his first outing of 2021 though, as he dropped a decision to Derek Brunson, and he then came out on the losing end after a five-round tussle with Marvin Vettori.

Holland’s winless run then hit three fights before the end of that year as his fight with Kyle Daukaus was rendered a No Contest due to an accidental clash of heads.

He bounced back earlier this year though, knocking out Alex Oliveira in the second round to end his drought.

The American then submitted Tim Means in the second round in June, only to see his run end with a submission defeat to Khamzat Chimaev in September.

Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland FAQs

Where can I watch the Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland live stream?

You can watch the Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland live stream at Stake.

Where is Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland taking place?

Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, December 3 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Verdict

Stephen Thompson’s career has been on the downturn for a while now.

So while Kevin Holland’s recent record is not great, he has more appeal heading into this fight.

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Value Bet: Holland by Decision Method Of Victory @7/2 at Hollywood bets - 1 Unit
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