Kevin Holland wants Darren Stewart rematch – even though he may have to wait a bit

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Holland beat Darren Stewart with a split decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 36 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Holland, who picked up his third straight win – all during the COVID-19 era.

Holland on the fight’s key moment

“The past few weeks, everything’s been fantastic. I can’t complain. The only thing I can complain about is not getting a finish. Hats off to Stewart for going out there and giving me a tough fight.”

Holland on not settling

“I’m not like most guys. Most guys get a decision and are like, ‘I did it!’ Squeaking by is never good enough for my family. That goes for all the kids at home. If you think you’re going to squeak by, you better bring your grades up at the end of the year.”

Holland on what he wants next

“We were throwing hard, but my face is pretty tough and his face is pretty tough. Our fists just aren’t as tough as our faces, so we just kept going. He started using his elbows at the end and cut me open. If he didn’t cut me open, we could have run our rematch sooner. Thanks for giving me some time to go home and work on some things.”

To hear more from Holland, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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