The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 227 is an interesting matchup between two in-form Welterweights - Kevin Holland and Jack Della Maddalena. Although both fighters are ranked outside the top ten in the division, Jack Della Maddalena is highly thought of, and the UFC hopes he will fulfill his promise one day. The Australian is currently unbeaten in the promotion. UFC 227 is held this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMA: UFC Welterweight
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Where to watch: ESPN+
Date: 17.09.2023. 6.40
“Big Mouth” is a thrash-talking American who has regained his form after moving back to Welterweight last year. Kevin Holland, one of the most active fighters on the UFC roster, fought four times last year and is billed for his third fight this year in this matchup. He holds the record for most bouts in twelve months in UFC history at seven - May 2020 to April 2021 - and the most wins in a calendar year in the UFC Middleweight division with five. This year, the 30-year-old has logged two stoppages: a knockout of Santiago Ponzinibbio in April and a submission of Michael Chiesa.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 30
- Height: 6’ 3”
- Reach: 81”
- Record: 25-9-1 (NC)
Old boy keeps crying about not being able to fight in Australia. Motherf****r, if you were worth somebody coming out to Australia to fight you, they would’ve made sure somebody came to Australia to fight you. You’ve got a Timex sponsorship. Be happy with that and shut the f**k up. Bam. My bad. See, y’all are getting me in that zone. I’m trying not to go there.Bet on Kevin Holland vs. Jack Della Maddalena with 1xBet
Jack Della Maddalena
The number fourteen-ranked UFC Welterweight has been nothing short of sensational since his promotional debut in January 2020. Earning a UFC contract following a winning appearance at DWCS 39 in late 2021, Jack Della Maddalena has reeled out a 5-0 record in the UFC with four bonus awards. Fighting three times last year, the 27-year-old with Italian heritage scored three first-round finishes. This year, he has already dispatched two fighters, winning a Performance of the Night for a rear-naked choke submission and a Fight of the Night for a split decision win.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 27
- Height: 5’ 11”
- Reach: 73”
- Record: 15-2
I just wanna show that I’m better than him. I wanna really piece him up, put on a masterclass, and just let him know we’re not on the same level. That’s my goal, and that’s what I’m going to do.
Jack Della Maddalena is the favorite at 1.66 odds on 1XBET. The American is priced at 2.247 for the upset also on 1XBET. Over 1.5 is priced at 1.50 odds on Bet9ja, with the under at 2.42. Kevin Holland to win by KO/TKO or submission at 3.50 odds on Bet365 with Jack Della Maddalen for the finish at 2.55 on the sportsbook.