Kevin Holland is coping with a damaged proper hand after his loss to Stephen Thompson at UFC Orlando this previous Saturday.
4 rounds of an all-action combat between the ‘Trailblazer’ and ‘Wonderboy’ resulted in a nook stoppage, as Holland was clearly compromised. In a quick post-fight interview with UFC shade commentator Daniel Cormier, Holland mentioned he knew one thing was mistaken within the first spherical, which was the identical spherical that he practically completed Thompson with some brutal proper palms.
“I believe I damage him within the first spherical and after that, it was hurting,” mentioned Holland. “It’s what it’s.”
Holland was transported to a neighborhood hospital, the place his supervisor Oren Hodak of KO Reps confirmed he suffered a damaged proper hand.
“[Kevin Holland] broke his proper hand touchdown a cross within the first spherical,” Hodak wrote. “Hand may be very swollen. Being transported to the hospital. Congrats to [Stephen Thompson] and crew.”
Hours after the hospital go to, Holland revealed the extent of the harm, which was three damaged knuckles.
“[Stephen Thompson], laborious head brother lol,” wrote Holland (H/T Amy Kaplan of FanSided MMA). “I broke not one, however three knuckles on it. Respect.”
Humorous sufficient, Thompson additionally lauded how laborious of a head Holland has, as each of his palms damage after their ‘Struggle of the Night time’ outing.
“He’s powerful as nails,” mentioned Thompson in his post-fight interview. “I imply, each of my palms damage proper now due to his laborious noggin, however Kevin Holland is a beast.”
With the loss, Holland fell to 2-2 in his 2022 appearances. The 30-year-old began off with two wins over Alex Oliveira and Tim Means at UFC 272 and UFC Austin, respectively. He had that win streak snapped by Khamzat Chimaev, who he met in a short-notice combat at UFC 279 in September.