๐—จ๐—™๐—– ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜: ๐—•๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ aired live in Asia on Sunday, March 21 from the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas.

The Main Event middleweight contendersโ€™ bout saw #7 Derek Brunson stop the momentum of #10 Kevin Holland with dominant grappling and ground control over the course of five rounds. Holland showed moments of his excellent striking capability, but he wasnโ€™t able to escape Brunsonโ€™s veteran-born pressure on the ground.

Brunson got a clean sweep on the scorecards with a unanimous decision win. Brunson said,
โ€œ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ 37, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต, ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ.2021, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ. ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด. ๐˜ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด.โ€

Kevin Holland opened with a slip from Holland that gave Brunson top control, where he dominated with strikes for the entire five minutes.

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Round two started as the polar opposite with a huge clash of fists and knockdown from Holland, then a comeback takedown from Brunson and a long choke attempt. Brunson owned the remainder of the rounds with his wrestling.

Holland had moments with his striking and even a takedown in the final round, but it was not enough to earn the advantage over Brunsonโ€™s experience and game-plan. Holland even chatted with Khabib Nurmagomedov whoโ€™s sitting on cage side, asking him for wrestling advice.

Brunson keeps his higher place in the rankings with the unanimous decision win.