UFC: Kevin Holland vs. Kyle Daukaus Rematch Targeted for November 13

Kyle Daukaus, UFC Vegas 38
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 01: Kyle Daukaus poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 01, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus have a date lined up for their rematch, following a premature end to their co-main event fight at UFC Vegas 38.

Holland vs. Daukaus 2 is expected to take place on November 13, per a report by ESPN, the UFC’s official broadcaster. The promotion has not yet officially announced the contest.

The duo collided this past Saturday, quite literally. During their co-main event middleweight scrap, an accidental headbutt saw Holland briefly lose consciousness. Chaos ensued.

Holland (21-7, 1NC) came to just as ref Dan Miragliotta was about to wave the action off. With Holland suddenly defending, the ref backed off, though he immediately signaled for a review of the sequence. Daukaus (10-2, 1NC) then caught Holland in a submission, choking him out — but upon review, Miragliotta deemed the accidental foul to have led to the finish. That resulted in a No Contest.

While it’s a rare instance of instant replay being used effectively in MMA, the result also created the need for a do-over. With Holland only taking a 30 day medical suspension and Daukaus receiving none whatsoever, the door was opened for a quick turnaround.

Prior to their first meeting, Holland had lost two straight, against Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson. Daukaus, for his part, was coming off a single loss, to Phil Hawes.

The UFC’s November 13 event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card currently breaks down as follows:

Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodríguez
Felicia Spencer vs. Leah Letson
Song Yadong vs. Julio Arce
Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Philipe Lins
Jessica Eye vs. Andrea Lee
Lando Vannata vs. Tucker Lutz
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima
Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
Eryk Anders vs. Roman Dolidze
Cortney Casey vs. Liana Jojua
Thiago Moisés vs. Joel Álvarez
Kevin Holland vs. Kyle Daukaus