‘Winning Both Inside and Outside the Cage’: Fans shocked at Kevin Holland’s playful exchange with Instagram beauty after his fight
Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland clinched a very important win over Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 287 to get his career back on track. Holland had a decent two-fight win streak after defeating good welterweight prospects like Alex Oliviera and Tim Means before being dominated by the hand of Khamzat Chimaev and then his first main event fight against veteran Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson lost.
Kevin Rizz God Holland pic.twitter.com/SEO70drcfG
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) April 9, 2023
Holland delivered an incredible highlight-worthy knockout against Ponzinibbio in the third round, but that wasn’t the only highlight of the evening for the ‘Trailblazer’. Holland heard someone shout his name from the crowd as he exited the arena jubilant after his overwhelming victory and he couldn’t help but turn his head.
The callout came from none other than Francia James, known as “Francetty”, a Playboy model. After their brief but captivating encounter, followers took to social media to eagerly discuss it. Fans have drawn attention to Holland’s response, which is credited as the highlight of the video.
Francetty is well known on content-based subscription platforms where she has a sizable audience, so the footage has sparked a surge of fan reaction. Astonishment and shock at the surprising separation was expressed by several on the Internet.
One user compared Holland to the current middleweight champion: “Kevin Holland is what Adesanya wished for personally.” While some appreciated his “charming” personality, “he could charm a snake’s scales off”.
He could magic the scales off a snake
— Zee (@ZeesMMA) April 10, 2023
What’s next for Kevin Holland?
After returning to the Victory Column, Holland must absolutely continue this triumphant march. A loss at this point in his career could seriously hamper his championship aspirations. Holland made his debut in 2018 and has remained very active ever since, fighting almost 20 times in the last five years. The 30-year-old has a decent 12-4 record in the UFC, but remains unranked.
Holland recently spoke about rising Irish welterweight Ian Garry. “I saw Ian Garry call my name,” Holland said.
“I think the guy is on a damn good path. I think he does great things. I think he’s on the way up and if he feels like I’m a name he needs to help his way up I think he should stay far away because he likes to hit and he also does with a left hook being dropped. If you’ve seen my left hook these days, like I said, newfound relationship. It hurts. And the right hand will be crisp when he’s ready to fight. I just don’t think it’s a smart fight for Ian Garry right now. Like I said, maybe one day he’ll be the defending champion and I’m a BMF holder and we can compete for big bucks or something,” added Kevin.
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