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UFC Fight Night 174: Holland vs Buckley 08/08/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 174 Holland vs Buckley 08-08-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 174: Holland vs Buckley 08/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make another mark for the month of August with UFC Fight Night 174. This event is set to happen in the closed-door venue of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, Fans are not allowed inside the venue and watching options include Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscriptions. The biggest draw for this card are two heavyweight fighters going up against each other as Alexey Oleynik takes on Derrick Lewis.  The undercard will have an interesting middleweight battle as Kevin Holland goes up against Joakin Buckley. Coming to this fight, Kevin Holland is the huge favorite by UFC Odds to win over Joakin Buckley.

UFC Fight Night 174: Holland vs Buckley 08/08/2020

When:Saturday, August 8, 6:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 174: Holland vs Buckley 08/08/2020 Odds

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Kevin Holland

Kevin Holland is a 27-year-old fighter and this middleweight came from Forth Worth, Texas in the USA. He stands at six-foot-three and known as the “Trailblazer” inside the MMA cage. His skills are being developed and polished a the Phalanx MMA Academy. Holland now owns a 17-5 professional MMA record and eight of his wins came from knockouts while six were from submissions. He has been fighting in the UFC since August 2018 and won four of the six fights he had in the organization. His last fight happened just this May 2020 when the UFC resumed operations. He was put up against Anthony Hernandez in UFC on ESPN 8 and he seemed did not miss a beat after a 39-second knockout victory with knees and punches.

Joaquin Buckley

Joaquin Buckley is known as the “New Mansa” inside the MMA cage and this 26-year-old fighter’s hometown is located in St. Louis, Missouri in the USA. Standing at five-foot-eight, he usually fights at welterweight and will go up to middleweight for his next fight. Buckley now has a 10-2 professional MMA record with 70% of his wins coming from a way of knockout. This is going to be his first fight in the UFC but before coming to the roster, he fought in LFA, Shamrock FC and Bellator. He is coming off from a good two-match stint in the LFA in which he won both matches. The most recent one happened in July 2020 as he knocked out Jacki Gosh in the 1:47 mark in the second round.

Holland vs Buckley Betting Numbers

Record17-5-010-2- 0
Last FightWin
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
Height6′ 3″5′ 10″
Weight (lbs)170185
Reach (inches)8176
Win by KO/TKO47%70%
Win by Submission35%0%
Strikes landed per minute4.290
Striking accuracy55%0%
Striking absorbed per minute2.560
Striking defense56%0%
Takedown average1.260
Takedown accuracy43%0%
Takedown defense48%0%
Submission average1.10

Holland vs Buckley Betting Picks

It is tough to put your bet on Buckley as this UFC rookie has good potential but translating it to the organization’s style is still questionable. Holland is seen as the better bet by Best Online Sports Book but keep your eye closely on Buckley as he can also pull out a good surprise if his opponent is not careful.