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06 Dec 2017 by HUGZ

MMA Preview – Scott Holtzman vs Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night 123

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Date: Sunday 10th December, 3am (UK)

Location: California, US

Venue: Save Mart Center

Scott Holtzman and Darrell Horcher are hoping to make inroads in a stacked lightweight division. After arriving to the UFC undefeated with seven wins, Holtzman has struggled to string two wins together with a record of 3-2.

He will be striving for that consecutive win over Darrell Horcher who received a baptism of fire for his UFC debut back in April last year. When Tony Ferguson withdrew from his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, a lack of volunteers offered to step up and face the undefeated Russian and the UFC were desperate for a replacement. Signed with local promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships, Horcher seized his opportunity to take the fight on short notice.

As expected, he was man-handled and disposed of but gained respect from everyone just to step in the cage with a fighter who has dominated all of his opponents. Rewarded with his courage, he is now in the UFC and scraped a victory in his following fight over Devin Powell and will be hoping for another win over Holtzman.

These two natural athletes are very evenly-matched and both may resort to their wrestling to grind out a win. See below for the statistical breakdown:

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.