Kevin Holland – Tim Means. Forecast and announcement for the fight


UFC on ESPN 37 tournament bout

The fight will take place on June 19 in Austin (Texas, USA) at the Moody Center and will become part of the main card of the UFC on ESPN 37 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 03:30 Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

In the welterweight division, Tim Means (32-12-1, 1 NC) will take on Kevin Holland (22-7, 1 NC).

Means is on a three-fight streak, defeating Laureano Staropoli, Mike Perry and Nicholas Dalby all three by decision. The fight with Holland will be Means’ first since June 2021.

Holland has slowed down after winning every one of his five fights in the UFC in 2020. In 2021, he lost to Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori, showing little in 50 minutes of those bouts. A headbutt then ended his short bout against Kyle Dokos, knocking Holland unconscious and the fight declared a no contest. In May 2022 at UFC 272, Holland finally returned with a victory, stopping Alex Oliveira in the second round with punches.

Prediction for the fight

The fighters consider the stand as their strong point, and they don’t particularly gravitate towards the stalls. Each has decent knockout power and holds a punch well.

Holland is more versatile, quick and flexible. He has longer limbs and is younger. However, Mins is unlikely to allow himself to be easily defeated; Tim will have his successful moments at close and medium distances. In general, the fight can turn out to be very competitive, with mutually successful and spectacular exchanges in the rack.

We bet that the fight, despite the heavy blows of the fighters, will go the whole distance, and the referee will raise his hand to Holland.

Holland win on points