Marvin Vettori continued his progression towards a title fight, after a dominant five-round victory over Kevin Holland.
Check out the highlights from that fight, as well as the rest of the UFC Vegas 23 main card below.
Marvin Vettori def. Kevin Holland via Unaniamous Decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)
Marvin Vettori took advantage of Kevin Holland's deficient takedown defense, and utilized heavy ground and pound to dominate Holland over five rounds and announce himself as a contender for Israel Adesenya's middleweight title. Holland came out fast in the first round, but once Vettori got his wrestling game going, it was rinse and repeat over the last four rounds of the fight. Not a thrilling fight, but a very dominant one.
Arnold Allen def. Sodiq Yussuf via Unaniamous Decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
A battle between young rising featherweights saw England's Arnold Allen emerge over Nigeria's Sodiq Yussuf. Allen scored a couple huge blows to steal the first two rounds on those big moments, while Yussuf was never out of the fight, and battled back to win the third round. Allen is a name to watch going forward coming over this very big win, as he now is riding the division's longest winning streak.
Julian Marquez def. Sam Alvey via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) (Rd 2 2:07)
In a fight that featured big shots from both men, Julian Marquez was able to drop Sam Alvey in the second round, before putting him to sleep with a rear-naked choke. Afterwhich, Marquez punctuated his big finish by putting the call out to Travis Kelce, and Patrick Mahomes, challenging them to a pickleball contest.
------ need a couple weeks but Im always down for a challenge ---- https://t.co/OC3L15H1Yj— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 10, 2021
Mackenzie Dern def. Nina Nunes via Submission (Armbar) (Rd 1 4:49)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Mackenzie Dern made Nina Nunes return after her 2 year maternity leave a short one by securing the armbar at the very end of the first round. Dern utilized an aggressive approach, secured the quick takedown, and after that, she showcased her world-class submission skills to get the win.
Daniel Rodriguez def. Mike Perry via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26)
Daniel Rodriguez completely dominated Mike Perry on the feet, leaving him a cut up and swollen mess en route to a very one-sided decision win. Aside from a brief grappling spell at the end of the first round, Rodriguez got to do whatever he wanted. Perry seems an absolute shell of the exciting prospect he once seemed.