Scott Holtzman
Tries to spam the right hand
LightweightUFC
February 17, 2019
Holtzman lost to Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN 1 on Sunday in Phoenix.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman clearly wanted to land hard right hands. He did that early and often in this fight, but Lentz was able to take the decision with a diverse striking assault and some wrestling. Towards the end of each round, Lentz went to his wrestling to ice the rounds. Holtzman did a solid job of keeping the fight standing, but Lentz used the opportunities to take the rounds on the judges cards. Prior to this fight, Holtzman had won three-straight fights in the UFC.
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Paired with Nik Lentz for UFC Phoenix
LightweightUFC
December 14, 2018
Holtzman (hand) will face Nik Lentz in a lightweight bout at UFC Phoenix on Feb. 17.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman knocked out Alan Patrick in the third round at UFC 229 in October, using his elbows after appearing to have broken both of his hands. He was given a medical suspension after that fight which would have kept him out until April, but he's apparently been cleared to return earlier than that. He'll be looking to extend his winning streak to four against an opponent who has gone 2-2 over his last four fights.
Suffers multiple injuries in UFC 229 victory
LightweightUFC
October 9, 2018
Holtzman has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a X-rays on his right hand and foot, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman admitted to potentially breaking both hands after his upset victory over Alan Patrick, and the findings of the Nevada Athletic Commission are right in line with that declaration. He'll now have to sit until next April at a maximum, though could return to the cage earlier if cleared by a physician. While the 35-year-old is on a three-fight winning streak, his window to make appear in the rankings of an incredibly-deep lightweight division is quite narrow.
Comes through against Alan Patrick as underdog at UFC 229
LightweightUFC
October 6, 2018
Holtzman defeated Alan Patrick via KO (elbows) at 3:42 of Round 3 at UFC 229 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
In his post-fight interview, Holtzman told FOX Sports' Jon Anik that he thinks both of his hands are broken. That's entirely believable when you take into account he landed 110/153 (70 percent) total strikes on Patrick over the course of the fight. Holtzman started quickly and showed no signs of nervousness despite entering the bout as a +260 underdog. A winner of three fights in a row, Holtzman is on a nice little run at the moment.
Gets opponent for UFC 229
LightweightUFC
August 16, 2018
Holtzman is booked to fight Alan Patrick in a lightweight matchup at UFC 229 in Las Vegas on Oct. 6, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This will be Holtzman's first fight since he suffered a right thumb injury and was given a 180-day medical suspension by the California State Athletic Commission. It looks like he has now been medically cleared, and his first outing will be against a fighter in Patrick who has fought just one time since 2016. Holtzman won both of his fights in 2017 and boasts a 4-2 record in the UFC. He opened as a (+175) betting underdog for the matchup.
To sit 180 days pending clearance
LightweightUFC
December 14, 2017
Holtzman was given a 180-day medical suspension by the California State Athletic Commission following his UFC Fight Night win over Darrell Horcher on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman played a solid physical game in this fight. He kept his distance while landing hard shots. Though he never came close to ending Horcher, he was able to score with elbows and knees and even landed a few inside trip takedowns. However, Holtzman sustained a possible right thumb injury and a few loose teeth, so the CSAC gave him a 180-day medical suspension. He'll have to sit out unless cleared earlier by a physician. Other fighters given long medical suspensions include Gabriel Benitez, Marlon Moraes, Benito Lopez and Davi Ramos.