UFC 302: Kevin Holland Goes ‘Full Blown Break’ In Nasty Submission Win

Kevin Holland
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Kevin Holland will never forget his experience at UFC 302.

Holland scored a submission victory over Michal Oleksiejczuk during the main card Saturday night from Newark, New Jersey. Immediately after, he shook hands with Donald Trump, who was present and Octagonside for the event.

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That might be enough to landmark the performance. But Holland took a little more with him.

As Oleksiejczuk continued to try and fight, Holland clamped harder, hyperextending his arm in the process. The bout was stopped at 1:34 of the very first round.

“When I first put him in the armbar, I heard the pop,” Holland said (thanks to MMA Junkie for the quotes). “After that, it wasn’t popping again. So I was like, ‘I’m going to have to do a full-blown break.”

Early in the first, Holland was rocked. That forced him to take the fight to the canvas.

“Guy is tough as nails,” he said. “He hit me with a good shot and the fight went to the crowd.”

Holland also said he “hoped” the arm was not broken during the post-fight press conference.

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