The current middleweight champion climbed into the weight class in an attempt to become the fifth UFC fighter to hold two divisional belts at the same time. However, Adesanya could not do the job against Blachowicz.
Talking to MMA Junkie at a news conference ahead of his midfield game against Derek Brunson, Kevin Holland shared his opinion on The Last Stylebender.
“Yeah, I think he did, I think he said he didn’t try to gain weight, but I think he gained weight. You know, it’s like he might have gained a pound of 200 pounds. I think if normal weight cut like, you know “which was smart, it’s smart to do it. Take it to take it normally, isn’t it?”
“He looked a little slower than he normally does, didn’t he? He’s usually faster than that. He didn’t look so fast, am I right? I could be here, right? He didn’t look as fast as usual. He got it in the striking aspect. he beat him in the grappling aspect. He beat him, you know, “Kevin Holland analyzed.
The defeat by Blachowicz marked Adesany’s defeat first negative result in his career as a mixed martial artist. But before competing in MMA, The Last Stylebender had some experience in kickboxing and boxing.
Adesany’s record in professional boxing was 5-1, and an impressive 75-5 in kickboxing. Because of several losses in every martial art he has fought in, Kevin Holland understands that Adesanya can be categorized as a “true loser”.
“In many other sports, when you’re a champion and you lose, you’re no longer a champion. Admittedly, he’s climbed into some weight category, but shit, the guy lost, he’s officially …. Is there another fighter who’s currently working almost? “every martial sport and lost in every martial art? Is there? Well, I guess you can say he’s a real loser,” Kevin Holland said.
Kevin Holland’s next fight
The ‘Trailblazer’ became a UFC sensation after fighting and winning five times during 2020, equaling the record of Roger Huerta and Neil Magny. He promised to break the record this year as well.
To achieve that goal, Kevin Holland will first have to go through Derek Brunson, his first opponent this year. The two will close against each other this Saturday at UFC Vegas 22.
As Holland enters the fray with five consecutive wins, Brunson doesn’t know what it feels like to lose since 2018, when he was defeated by Israel Adesanya.