“Winning both inside and outside the cage”: Fans in shock at Kevin Holland playful exchange with Instagram beauty after his bout

Kevin ‘Trailblazer’ Holland earned a very crucial victory at UFC 287 against Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio o get his career back on track. Holland was on a decent two-fight win streak after finishing good welterweight prospects like Alex Oliviera and Tim Means before he got dominated by the hand of Khamzat Chimaev and then lost his first main-event bout against veteran Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

Holland delivered an incredible highlight-worthy third-round knockout against Ponzinibbio, but for the ‘Trailblazer’ that wasn’t the only highlight of the night. Holland heard someone yell his name from the crowd as he exited the arena in jubilation after his stunning victory, and he couldn’t help but turn his head.

The callout was from none other than Francia James famously known as ‘Francetty’, a Playboy model. Following their brief yet riveting encounter, followers have been anxiously debating it on social media. Fans have called attention to Holland’s response, which is considered to be the video’s high point.

Francetty is well-known on content-based subscription platforms where she has a sizable audience, therefore the footage has prompted a surge of fan reactions. Astonishment and shock at the surprising paring were expressed by several online.

One user compared Holland from the current middleweight champion, “Kevin Holland is what Adesanya wished he was from a personality standpoint”. While some appreciated his ‘charming’ personality “He could charm the scales off a snake”.

What’s next for Kevin Holland?

After getting back to the win column, Holland desperately needs to continue this winning momentum. A loss at this stage of his career could seriously hurt his championship aspirations. Holland made his debut in 2018 and since then has always remained highly active, fighting close to 20 times in the past five years. Even though the 30-year-old has a decent 12-4 record in the UFC, but remains unranked.

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Holland recently talked about rising Irish welterweight Ian Garry. “I seen Ian Garry called my name,” Holland said.

“I think the dude is on a hell of a trajectory. I think he’s doing great things. I think he’s on the way to the top, and if he feels that I’m a name that he needs to help himself to the top, I think he should stay far the f*ck away, because he likes to strike and he does get dropped with a left hook. If you’ve seen my left hook these days, like I said, newfound relationship. It hurts. And the right hand, by time he’s ready to fight, will be crisp. I just don’t think it’s a smart fight for Ian Garry right this second. Like I said, maybe one day he’ll be a titleholder and I’ll be a BMF holder, and we can clash it up for big dollars or something like that,” Kevin added. 

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Aryan Verma

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Aryan Verma is a Combat Sports writer covering UFC and Boxing for SportsZion. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's in technology degree in Computer Science. Being a martial art practitioner himself, Aryan cherishes the opportunity to share his thoughts on latest combat sport events through his blogs.


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