Kevin Holland says “Co-Jones” could knock out Derek Brunson – MMA Sports

Kevin Holland I’m happy to have a bigger fight, a 5 round fight, and a main event fight.

so UFC Fight Night The March 20th event, the Netherlands (21-5 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will face longtime middleweight candidates in his first UFC headliner Derek Brunson..

He acknowledges Brunson’s history before winning championship gold by fighting rising stars like UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker, but the Netherlands are slow and rewarding. He said he sees it as low.

“I hate Branson being my first main event,” the Netherlands told MMA Junkie on Thursday. “That is, the story is good. It’s cool. Everything is great. I enjoy online with him. He’s like having me enjoy being him. But at the same time, Branson. He’s a kind of gatekeeper. He’s a year older. It was just his birthday. This, that, and so on.

“It’s like defeating Brunson. There are 1,000 reasons why you defeat Brunson. The main event for someone with no excuses? That would have been great. The main event, defeat Branson, and I have a thousand excuses for defeating. Would he? Oh. Cool. “

The Netherlands, which fought five times in the last seven months of 2020, continues to work when it is healthy. Waiting three months between battles is an area where he hasn’t charted for a while. The Netherlands will raise its hand if a short-term opportunity arises in the coming weeks.

“I’m healthy,” Holland said. “As soon as they came back to Apex, I thought it was great. If my boss wants March, I’ll take March. During that time something happens and someone If you need to step up to something. I will do it, and I will still do Branson in March. “

In preparation, the Netherlands has already planned one sequence he thinks can happen in battle, an unorthodox sequence. The Netherlands has won three knockout wins in the UFC resume and is aiming for four wins in the “Knockout of the Century.”

“If you can get his favorite combo right in time, it may not be five rounds,” Holland said. “I’m definitely doing 5 preparations, so I’ll see what happens. I have a lot of time to prepare, so I have to be more than great. I have a sequence. If he slips his jab, rolls his overhand, and hits him with a good hip thrust while he goes to takedown, I knock him out with my co-Jones. That right is this century. There will be a knockout. “

Branson, 37, has been in the UFC since 2012. Since his debut, he has played against anyone in the middleweight division and headlined multiple cards. With a powerful wrestling attack, Branson was able to control his opponent from time to time when the fight hit the mat.

The Netherlands wants Branson to minimize the fight on March 20th.

“I can’t fight because he says I can’t fight,” the Netherlands said. “I know when that night will come. I just hope he doesn’t try to fist for 25 minutes. Branson, give me a 5 minute blow. Only 5 minutes. That’s all I ask you. 5 minutes After hitting, give 20 minutes of humping. “

If everything goes according to his plans and he wins, the Netherlands believes the title eliminator battle is imminent. At least that’s what he robbed of history.

“The history of the £ 185 split over the last few years has been’Beat Branson, get the title shot’,” Holland said. “Oh yeah, I think (the title eliminator will be next).

– MMA Sports

Kevin Holland says “Co-Jones” could knock out Derek Brunson Kevin Holland says “Co-Jones” could knock out Derek Brunson

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