Report: Kevin Holland Replaces Puna Soriano On May 16 UFC Card


Puna Soriano has been pulled from UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris, replacing him against Anthony Hernandez is Kevin Holland

MMA Junkie first reported the news, but a reason for Soriano’s withdrawal isn’t known at this time.

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Hernandez (7-1-0-1NC) has won just one of two thus far in UFC competition, with that lone win coming over Jun Yong Park at UFC Fight Night Shenzhen. Hernandez competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 10, fighting Jordan Wright to a no contest. Hernandez is a former LFA Middleweight Champion, defeating Brendan Allen at LFA 32 to win the gold.

Holland (16-5-0) has won three of five under the UFC banner, with those wins coming over John Phillips, Gerald Meerschaert and Alessio Di Chirico. Holland also competed on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 9, defeating Will Santiago Jr. by unanimous decision. Holland has suffered five losses as a professional MMA fighter and three of them came by way of decision.

UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris takes place on Saturday, May 16 from the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in Lemoore, California with Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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