Scott Holtzman
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Continues strong run in Jersey
LightweightUFC
August 3, 2019
Holtzman defeated Dong Hyun Ma via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC on ESPN 5 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.
ANALYSIS
In a fight in which he was in total control, Holtzman engaged in a needless, reckless brawl and lived to tell about it. There were a few scary moments along the way, but Holtzman was doing so well on the feet he wagered that Ma would never be able to land enough to stop him and he was correct. A slip up against Nik Lentz in February aside, Holtzman has been excellent of late. Sporting a 4-1 record since April 2017, "Hot Sauce" will receive a step up in competition his next time out.
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On the schedule at UFC Newark
LightweightUFC
June 8, 2019
Holtzman will square off against Dong Hyun Ma at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 3, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman is the more decorated of the two fighters, owning a 5-3-0 record in eight UFC bouts. While the veteran gives up two inches in height and one in reach, he carries better all-around stats into the contest, including an advantage in significant strikes landed per 15, strike accuracy, average takedowns per 15, and takedown defense rate. He also avoids taking significant blows more frequently, likely setting him up as the favorite in the fight. Still, the South Korean will likely have more fans in his corner for the fight.
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.
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.