Two veterans of the welterweight division do battle in this clash in Orlando, as both Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland look to bounce back from recent defeats.
What: Stephen Thompson v Kevin Holland
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, United States
When: From 03.00, Sunday 4th December 2022
How to watch: BT Sport
Odds: Stephen Thompson 13/10, Kevin Holland
The bout between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland is due to take place in the early hours of Sunday 4th December.
The main card for Stephen Thompson’s bout with Kevin Holland is due to begin at 3am GMT on Sunday, with the walks for the main event set to start at 6am GMT.
However, these times could be set to change due to the length of the undercard bouts.
Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland’s bout is due to take place in the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida.
The arena holds up to 20,000 people and has been the home of three UFC cards in the past.
The Orlando Magic of the NBA, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL and the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League all call the venue home.
The Amway Centre hosted Fabricio Wedum and Travis Browne’s showdown in 2014, Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone’s second fight in 2015 and Josh Emmett’s bout with Jeremy Stephens in 2018.
The bout between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland is set to be broadcast live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom and ESPN+ in the United States
There are no belts on the line in this bout, Stephen Thompson has fought for the UFC Welterweight title on two occasions, both against Tyron Woodley.
Thompson drew the first fight before losing the second, these two bouts coming in 2016 and 2017.
Stephen Thompson has a professional record of 16 wins, six losses and one draw from 23 bouts. Seven of his wins have come by way of knockout and one by submission.
Five of his six losses have come by decision and he has also suffered a draw.
Thompson is on a run of two defeats in a row after losing to Gilbert Burns in July last year and Belal Muhammad 12 months ago. Both came by way of decision.
All but five of his fights have come in the UFC. He made his debut with the promotion in 2012 and has fought for the organisation ever since.
Kevin Holland has a professional record of 23 wins, eight losses and a no contest from 32 fights.
Thirteen of his wins have come by way of knockout, six by way of submission and just four via the judge’s scorecards.
The 30-year-old has never been knocked out but has lost by submission on three occasions, with the rest of his eight losses coming via the judge’s scorecards.
Holland comes into this bout on the back of a submission loss to Khamzat Chimaev in September. Before that, he had won his last two bouts, against Time Means and Alex Oliveira respectively.
There are nine preliminary fights on the card for Stephen Thompson’s clash with Kevin Holland, before five fights on the main card leading up to the main event.
Eryk Anders and Kyle Daukaus do battle in the middleweight division, while Jack Hermansson and Roman Dolidze battle it out at the same weight class.
Heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich face each other while Matheus Nicolay and Matt Schnell clash in the flyweight division.
Bryan Barberena’s clash with Rafael dos Anjos is the final bout before the main event, taking place in the welterweight division.