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UFC Vegas 22 Record Rundown: Can Kevin Holland keep his UFC record vs Derek Brunson?

Will Kevin Holland hold onto his No. 1 spot in the UFC middleweight division in striking accuracy?

Kevin Holland looks to run his winning streak to six straight when he faces Derek Brunson in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 22 fight card.

Holland began his UFC career with a 3-2 record between August 2018 and October 2019. He opened 2020 with a May TKO win over Anthony Hernandez. In December 2020, Holland knocked out Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Between those two bouts, Holland scored wins over Joaquin Buckley, Darren Stewart and Charlie Ontiveros for a perfect 5-0 run. During that stretch, Holland elevated his significant strikes landing rate to 60.5 percent, which put him in the number one spot in UFC middleweight history in that statistic. Anderson Silva sits behind him in second place at 59.1 percent.

On Saturday, Holland faces Brunson, who has been with the UFC longer than Holland has been competing as a professional. Brunson joined the UFC in 2012 after a run in Strikeforce. Brunson is on a three-fight winning streak with the UFC and coming off a third-round TKO win over Edmen Shahbazyan. Shahbazyan, like Holland, came into the fight with a lot of hype behind him.

UFC Vegas 22 takes place Saturday from UFC Apex in Las Vegas. ESPN and ESPN+ carry the main card. The prelims are on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.

Below, look at where Brunson and Holland land in the UFC record book ahead of UFC Vegas 22.

UFC Vegas 22: Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland

Derek Brunson Kevin Holland
Derek Brunson Kevin Holland
Overall UFC records Overall UFC records
Holland ranks sixth in significant striking accuracy at 60.5 percent
Overall UFC middleweight records Overall UFC middleweight records
Brunson is tied for 10th in total fights in UFC middleweight history with 17 Holland ranks first in UFC middleweight history in significant striking accuracy at 60.5 percent
Brunson is tied for seventh in UFC middleweight history with 12 wins Holland ranks 10th in UFC middleweight history in significant strikes landed per minute with 4.62
Brunson is tied for fourth in UFC middleweight history with eight finishes
Brunson is tied for third in UFC middleweight history with seven knokcout wins
Brunson ranks fifth in UFC middleweight history in bottom position time at 1:09
Brunson ranks second in bottom position percentage at 0.93 percent
UFC middleweight single fight records UFC middleweight single fight records
Brunson ranks fourth in UFC middleweight history with a 48 second submission win over Brian Houston on 11-6-13 Holland ranks eighth in UFC middleweight history in latest submission at 4:05 of Round 3 vs. John Phillips on 11-24-18
Holland is tied for 10th in UFC middleweight history in striking differential in one fight at plus 72 vs. John Phillips on 11-24-18
Holland ranks 10th in UFC middleweight history in significant strikes landed in one fight with 123 vs. John Phillips on 11-24-18
Holland is tied for seventh in UFC middleweight history in significant body strikes landed in one fight with 33 vs. John Phillips on 11-24-18
Holland ranks first in UFC middleweight history with 149 clinch strikes landed in one fight vs. Alessio Di Chirico on 6-22-19
Holland ranks first in UFC middleweight history with 109 body strikes landed in one fight vs. Alessio Di Chirico on 6-22-19
Holland is tied for third in UFC middleweight history with 54 total leg strikes landed in one fight vs. Alessio Di Chirico on 6-22-19
Holland ranks fifth in UFC middleweight history with 52 total leg strikes landed in one fight vs. Darren Stewart on 9-19-20
UFC middleweight single round records UFC middleweight single round records
Brunson is tied for 10th with 54 significant strikes landed in one UFC middleweight round vs. Edmen Shahbazyan on 8-1-20 Holland is tied for fourth in significant strikes landed in one UFC middleweight round with 60 in Round 1 vs. John Phillips on 11-24-18
Holland is tied for sixth in total strikes landed in one UFC middleweight round with 96 in Round 1 vs. Alessio Di Chirico on 6-22-19