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UFC on ESPN+ 39 video: Kevin Holland becomes first to go 4-0 in 2020, trash talks Israel Adesanya

Kevin Holland’s activity this year paid off in the form of a notable feat at UFC on ESPN+ 39 on Saturday.

Holland (18-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) became the first fighter to go 4-0 inside the octagon in 2020 when he beat Charlie Ontiveros (11-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) by first-round verbal submission victory in their middleweight matchup, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.

Originally scheduled to fight Makhmud Muradov on the card, Holland dispatched of late-note replacement Ontiveros courtesy of a big slam followed by some top pressure that caused his opponent to give up. Ontiveros as hurt, and had to be taken out of the octagon on a stretcher.

Watch a replay of the finish below (via Twitter):

Immediately after the fight, Holland went over to talk trash to middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was seated cageside and is in Las Vegas to corner a teammate at Tuesday’s Dana White Contender Series event.

Adesanya talked a little back to Holland, but largely allowed him to enjoy his moment (via Twitter):

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