Kevin Holland Apprehends Car Thief Less Than 48 Hours After Fight

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Kevin Holland speaks post-fight following UFC 256 at the Apex Arena in Las Vegas, NV Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Kevin Holland picked up a victory outside of the Octagon as he stopped a car thief in Saginaw, Texas early Monday morning.

UFC middleweight Kevin Holland may be coming off a No Contest in the Octagon, but he picked up a massive win for his community.  Early Monday morning it was reported that Holland had apprehended a car thief and held him down until authorities arrived in Saginaw, Texas.

Per Holland’s coach Shug Dorsey in an interview with MMAJunkie, Holland had pulled into a gas station near Dorsey’s home when he saw a panic and heard someone say that their car had just been stolen.  Still in his vehicle, Holland gave pursuit and was in communication with his coach who knew the neighborhood.  Per Dorsey, the thief crashed twice before finally exiting the vehicle and trying to get away before Holland ran him down on foot and detained him until the police arrived.  While his actions have been widely praised as heroic, Dorsey reiterated that it is not the first instance of Holland taking a strong initiative to help his community and that the incident was just further evidence of the type of person he is.

Holland is coming off a no contest against Kyle Daukaus less than 48 hours ago in Las Vegas.  The fight ended controversially as Daukaus unintentionally hit Holland in the chin with a head butt in the middle of a competitive first round that seemed to knockout “Trailblazer.”  Holland recovered but was already in a bad position and Daukaus went on to secure a rear-naked choke.  Upon review and per referee Dan Miragliotta’s discretion, the victory by Daukaus was voided and the fight was ruled a no contest due to the severity of the illegal strike that affected the outcome of the match.