Austin, TX – Entering his second fight as a welterweight in the UFC, Kevin Holland was matched up with veteran Tim Means at UFC Austin.
Holland vs. Means had been bumped up to co-main event status, after the loss of Cerrone vs. Lauzon earlier in the day on Saturday.
Holland (22-7) came into Austin off a TKO finish of Alex Oliveira at UFC 272. He continues to be one of the more talked about names in the welterweight division.
Means (32-12-1) entered the octagon on a three-fight win streak last fighting in June 2021 where he defeated Nicolas Dalby via decision.
Round one Holland came out firing mixing his attack between high kicks and leg kicks. Means fired back combinations each time Holland fired shots. Means decided to shoot on Holland multiple times and got two takedowns for his trouble, but that was after Kevin was able to land and hurt Tim. Round ended with Means getting a takedown but Holland getting to his feet.
Round two was more of the same with both men exchanging, but Means seemed to slow a bit following the high-pace of the first round. Holland was able to hurt Means with a clean right hand off catching a body kick forced his Means to shoot for a takedown. Holland locked in a d’arce choke and got the submission victory in Austin.
Official Result: Kevin Holland def. Tim Means via R2 1:28 submission (D’Arce choke)