Update: Holland defeated Ponzinibbio by TKO in the third round.
The main card for UFC 287 features a welterweight showdown between Kevin Holland and Santiago Ponzinibbio. The fight will take place at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida as the main card will stream on ESPN+ PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Holland (23-9) enters this fight on a losing streak, dropping back-to-back bouts. Both losses did not reach the final bell as he was defeated by Stephen Thompson by way of TKO and lost by submission to Khamzat Chimaev. However, he started 2022 very strong, earning wins over Charles Oliveira and Tim Means.
Ponzinibbio (29-6) is a forceful striker, as 16 of his 29 wins have come by knockout. In his last bout, he stopped Alex Morono in the third round with a series of punches getting the TKO win at UFC 282. We’ll see what he has in store this weekend.
Holland is favored to win in this bout with -240 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Ponzinibbio carries +210 underdog odds.
We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.
Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio round-by-round results
Round 1: Holland
Holland landed a solid kick that was the deciding factor in the opening round of this fight.
Round 2: Holland
Ponzinibbio scored some solid leg kicks, but Holland’s length and aggressiveness have been the difference.