June 16, 2022 1:31 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Kevin Holland vs Tim Means at UFC on ESPN 37

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When is UFC on ESPN 37? Sunday 19th June, 2022 - 12:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 37? Moody Center, Austin, Texas (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 37? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC on ESPN 37 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 37? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


2020 could not have gone much better for Kevin Holland (22-7(1)) bagging a record tying five wins in the calendar however, he could not keep up the momentum in 2021. Derek Brunson dominated him on the mat earning a unanimous decision and then Marvin Vettori followed suit less than a month later. He then got submitted by Kyle Daukaus but the bout was fairly ruled a ‘no contest’ as the finished stemmed from a bad clash of heads. However, he wiped 2021 off his shoulders and has already started this year with a bang knocking out Alex Oliveira announcing himself into the welterweight division.

The old stalwart Tim Means (32-12-1(1))has only fought once since November 2020 but he is riding a solid three-fight win streak – all unanimous decisions. He responded to his submission loss to Daniel Rodriguez (2020) with a classy showing against Laureano Staropoli (2020) going on to add Mike Perry (2020) and Nicolas Dalby (2021) to the win column.


It is always exciting to see Holland in action and even more so at 170 lbs. He has all the talent and one of the longest reaches in the division, but the weight and power he gives up at 185 lbs showed against anyone who could grapple.

Means is a striker by trade, but he has the wrestling to attack Holland’s holes. It is just a question of whether he decides to try and take him down. Holland has been working hard on his takedown defence and Means does not carry the same power and technique as the likes of of Brunson and Vettori so he will be very confident of keeping this on the feet and having his way with the veteran.

Means is as seasoned as it gets, and he will also be confident in a stand-up battle. However, the more space there is, the more you have to back Holland. He will be boasting a significant six-inch reach advantage and combine that with his speed and power, he could even land the knockout.

Means’ experience and durability could easily drag this to the bell, but a Holland knockout is well worth a punt.

Prediction: Holland via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Holland via KO/TKO

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