Streaking UFC middleweight No. 10 Kevin Holland (21-5-0) gets his chance to leapfrog into the top 5 when he faces No. 7 Derek Brunson (21-7-0) in March.
Holland, 28, had a tremendous 2020, winning a UFC record five bouts including an impressive TKO victory over Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 256 last December.
Meanwhile, Brunson, 37, has won his last three contests, including a thunder-stealing victory over Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC on ESPN+ 31 last August.
UFC on ESPN+ 46 is scheduled for March 20 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Scheduled bouts include:
DEREK BRUNSON (21-7-0) VS. KEVIN HOLLAND (21-7-0)
MAX GRIFFIN (16-8-0) VS. SONG KENAN (16-5-0)
ADRIAN YANEZ (12-3-0) VS. GUSTAVO LOPEZ (12-5-0)
KAY HANSEN (7-4-0) VS. CHEYANNE BUYS (5-1-0)
JULIA AVIA (8-2-0) VS. JULIJA STOLLARENKO (9-4-2)
TREVIN GILES (13-2-0) VS. DRICUS DU PLESSIS (15-2-0)
PAUL CRAIG (14-4-1) VS. JAMAHAL HILL (8-0-0, 1NC)
TAI TUIVASA (10-3-0) VS. DON’TALE MAYES (8-4-0)
LEONARDO SANTOS (18-3-1) VS. GRANT DAWSON (16-1-0)
JP BUYS (9-2-0) VS. BRUNO GUSTAVO DA SILVA (10-5-2, 1NC)
More bouts are expected to be announced.