- Kevin Holland has opened as the -164 betting favorite for his rematch with Kyle Daukaus.
- Holland and Daukaus have been booked to an immediate rematch on November 13th after their first bout ended in a no-contest.
- Holland was knocked out and submitted in the same bout but still didn’t end up with a loss.
Kevin Holland has opened as the -164 betting favorite in his immediate rematch against Kyle Daukaus. Daukaus, who was initially declared the winner of their first bout, has hit the betting boards as a slight +138 betting underdog.
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez:
Kevin Holland (-164)
Kyle Daukaus (+138)https://t.co/uML9EkeBYv
— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) October 12, 2021
These are just about the same odds that they closed the first time around. Holland was the betting favorite at the -180 to -160 range, depending on which of the best UFC betting sites you use. Daukaus meanwhile, entered the Octagon as the bottom dog of +140 to +155 .
Two out of Holland’s three losses have come in betting upsets. Big Mouth was the -220 chalk when he lost to Derek Brunson. He was also the -170 odds on favorite when he was submitted by Brendan Allen. He was also on his way to getting upset the last time out until a review saved him and his bettors.
First Bout Ends in a No-Contest
This MW bout ends in a No Contest.
— UFC (@ufc) October 3, 2021
Holland and Daukaus fought to a no-contest at UFC Vegas 38 last October 2nd one of the most bizarre endings to a UFC bout.
An accidental clash of heads flash KO’d Holland but the fight went on and Daukaus ended on his back. Taking advantage of his dazed opponent, Daukaus locked in the rear-naked choke and was declared the winner via submission. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission overturned the result to a no-contest after ruling that Holland was in no condition to continue after the accidental head butt during a video review of a bout.
The official result was a bummer for both fighters who were looking to earn bounce-back victories. Holland is winless this year after dropping a pair of unanimous decisions against Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori. On the other hand, Daukaus has won just once in three UFC bouts and was coming off a loss to Phil Hawes. One of them was supposed to leave Las Vegas with a victory. Now they will need another fight to decide who returns to the winners’ circle.
UFC Wasted No Time Booking the Rematch
UFC wasted no time booking the Kevin Holland vs. Kyle Daukaus rematch.
They’ll run it back in just 38 days.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) October 5, 2021
Fortunately for both, they won’t have to wait that long to settle the score as the UFC wasted no time in booking a rematch. Holland immediately called for a rematch while the verdict was read and the UFC is giving him one that is as immediate as it could be – just 38 days after the first bout.
Holland and Daukaus are scheduled to fight in the UFC’s November 13th event in Las Vegas. That event will be headlined by Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez. The Blessed Express is currently the -375 betting favorite in that bout with El Pantera coming back at +300. So far, the only other confirmed bout for that event is a light heavyweight scrap between Da Un Jung and Kennedy Nzechukwu. Jung is currently listed as the slight -180 odds on favorite to win the fight while Nzechukwu is the +146 underdog.
However, the Holland Daukaus rematch will be the one fight that many fans and bettors will be very curious about. Imagine Kevin Holland getting knocked out and submitted in the same fight yet not taking a loss.