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We have a scrap in the Welterweight division, as Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland takes on Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Dropping down to the Welterweight division for the first time since 2017, Holland will attempt to rejuvenate his career. One in which has seen high’s and low’s. At a current low, Holland has seen his last three fights result in two losses and a no contest. Meanwhile, Oliveira comes into this contest seemingly on his last stand. A loser of three straight and six of his last eight, it appears that the Brazilian is getting long in the tooth. However, Oliveira has a chance here to push aside those notions.
As for a prediction, I have Holland winning. Despite his recent struggles, that are mostly attributed due to his defensive wrestling abilities and lack of size at 185 pounds, Holland should find more success at 170 pounds. While I expect this fight to be chaotic and fun, I don’t think that Oliveira can withstand the pace that Holland is going to push on him. With excellent striking and a good gas tank, Holland is going to pick apart and wear down Oliveira. Eventually, Oliveira will crumble like he has done in two of his last three fights. So with that said, I predict that Holland wins via submission.