Kevin Holland will move up his next Octagon appearance approximately one month, as he has agreed to step in for the injured Eric Spicely to face Brendan Allen at UFC on ESPN 6.
Holland was originally scheduled to meet Antonio Arroyo at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, but it’s currently unclear if Arroyo will remain on the card. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the change. UFC on ESPN 6 takes place at TD Garden in Boston on Oct. 18 and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash pitting Dominick Reyes against Chris Weidman.
A former competitor on Dana White’s Contender Series, Holland has won three consecutive bouts in the Las Vegas-based promotion after falling to Thiago Santos in his debut at UFC 227. “Trailblazer” last appeared at UFC Fight Night 154, where he took a decision over Alessio Di Chirico on June 22.
A former Legacy Fighting Alliance champion, the 23-year-old Allen earned a UFC contract with a first-round submission of Aaron Jeffrey at the Contender Series on July 16. Allen owns a 12-3 record that includes 11 victories inside the distance.