Height, weight, reach, and UFC record comparison

UFC fan favorites Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland are scheduled to face each other in the octagon as the main event for the upcoming UFC on ESPN 42 on December 3 at the Amway Center in Florida. Let’s take a look at how the fighters compare in terms of height, weight, reach, and UFC records.

UFC’s NMF (Nicest Motherf***er) Stephen Thompson stands at six feet in height and weighed 170.5 lbs in his last fight. The former undefeated kickboxer is an orthodox fighter and holds a reach of 75 inches. ‘Wonderboy’ is a former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger and holds a promotional record of 11 wins against six losses and one draw. His overall MMA record stands at 16-6-1.

Kevin Holland, on the other hand, has a three-inch height advantage against Thompson at 6’3 and also holds enjoys 81 inches in reach. Although the ‘Trailblazer’ weighs 189 lbs according to the UFC’s database, his fight against Thompson is at welterweight. Hence, Holland is expected to weigh a maximum of 171 lbs.

The Texan holds a UFC record of 10 wins against five losses and one no-contest (NC). His overall pro-MMA record is a respectable 23-8-0 (1 NC).

Both athletes are predominantly strikers, and fans can potentially expect a high-level stand-up affair come December 3.

image courtesy @ufc.com
image courtesy @ufc.com

Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland betting odds comparison

Interestingly, based on the live odds on DraftKings Sportsbook, Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland are given an equal chance to clinch a victory at UFC on ESPN 42.

Both fighters are currently given -110 odds to win the match-up. This means that a $1000 wager on either of the two men can be turned into a payout of $1,909 if the fighter the user bets on wins the bout.

Image courtesy @sportsbook.draftkings.com
Image courtesy @sportsbook.draftkings.com

However, since the fight is 13 days away, the odds might shift as the event draws closer. While ‘Wonderboy’ is the No.6-ranked UFC welterweight contender, ‘Trailblazer’ is currently unranked in the premier MMA promotion.

The co-main event for the December 3 fight card features a welterweight bout between former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and Bryan Barberena.

The main card also features a heavyweight showdown between No. 4-ranked contender Tai Tuivasa and No.5-seeded Sergei Pavlovich.

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