Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland 5/16/20 UFC on ESPN 10 Pick and Prediction

Anthony Hernandez vs. Kevin Holland 5/16/20 UFC on ESPN 10 Pick and Prediction Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Holland vs. Anthony Hernandez

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00 PM (VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena)

The Line:: Anthony Hernandez: -109 / Kevin Holland: -114

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Anthony Hernandez and Kevin Holland face off in a middleweight showdown at UFC on ESPN 10. The fight will take place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena with no fans in attendance.Both of these players are currently unranked in the showdown. 

Kevin Holland comes into this fight with a 16-5 record and coming into this fight he has won three of the last four fights. But his last fight was a loss. In October of 2019 Holland faced Brendan Allen and at the time he wasn’t actually fighting bad, but Allen put him in a rear-naked choke in the second round and that led to a loss. Since entering the UFC. Holland has a 3-2 record, and two of those wins were by decision. 

Holland is averaging 4.16 significant strikes per minute, while absorbing only 2.55 significant strikes per minute. Holland is also averaging 1.27 takedowns per 15 minutes and 1.1 submission attempts during the same stretch. 

Anthony Hernandez comes into this fight with a 7-1 record and in the UFC he has 1-1 record. After losing to Markus Perez in his first UFC fight, Hernandez bounced back in a big way against Junyong Park. Late in the second round, locked in an Anaconda Choke to finish the deal. The first fight he lost by an Anaconda Choke, so that is something he needs to be careful of so it doesn’t happen again. 

Hernandez is averaging 5.23 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 6.02 significant strikes per minute. In the last fight Hernandez had six successful takedown so if that’s where the fight leads him, that’s exactly where he will go. 

Looking at the odds this should be a competitive fight, and that’s exactly what will happen when they step into the octagon on Saturday. This is going to be a battle that goes the distance, with Hernandez using his cardio to come out on type. The hope for Hernandez is this will just be the start of his climb up the rankings. Bet Hernandez to win this fight, and for the fight to go the distance in separate bets. 

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Shane’s Pick Kevin Holland: -114

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