Scott Holtzman
Hot Sauce

USA

Second straight KO loss
LightweightUFC
April 10, 2021
Holtzman lost to Mateusz Gamrot via KO (punches) at 1:22 of Round 2 at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The picture of inconsistency throughout his entire run with the company, this marked the second straight knockout defeat for "Hot Sauce." While Holtzman has never been able to put together any significant winning streak, the fact his chin is starting to betray him is a major, major concern. Hotlzman had never been stopped via strikes prior to his fight against Beneil Dariush last August. The Tennessee native is now 37 years of age and his future would appear to be exceedingly bleak if these sudden durability issues are a long-term concern. With the UFC cutting aging fighters left and right, Holtzman probably needs a win his next time out to save his job.
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Taking on Gamrot in April
LightweightUFC
February 27, 2021
Holtzman (head) will fight Mateusz Gamrot on April 10 at an upcoming UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman is coming off a medical suspension after suffering a left interior orbital fracture after getting knocked out by Beneil Daruish last August. He's since recovered and will be ready to go in April. Gamrot, his opponent, is coming off his first professional loss to Guram Kutateladze at UFC Fight Night last October, droppinghis record to 17-1 on his career.
Gets medical suspension
LightweightUFC
August 12, 2020
Holtzman received a 180-day medical suspension after his loss to Beneil Dariush last Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman suffered a left inferior orbital floor fracture after being knocked out of the lightweight bout. He must be cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon or he will not be able to fight again until February 5, 2021.
Winning streak snuffed out
LightweightUFC
August 9, 2020
Holtzman lost to Beneil Dariush via KO (spinning backfist) at 4:38 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN+ 32 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman had the cards stacked against him as a (+170) betting underdog going up against a heavy opponent, and he managed just nine significant strikes before getting slept in the opening round. Dariush was simply the superior fighter both in the clinch and at a distance, so it felt inevitable this stoppage was coming. Holtzman will take home 20 percent of Dariush's purse after his opponent missed weight, but that's just about the only positive takeaway here. While he's an exciting fighter, the ceiling here is limited at 36 years old.
Fighting heavy opponent
LightweightUFC
August 7, 2020
Holtzman will square off against a heavy opponent in Beneil Dariush on Saturday, with Dariush tipping the scales two pounds over the lightweight limit, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman will receive 20 percent of Dariush's purse as a result of him missing weight for the clash, but the fight is set to continue on as a catchweight bout. Holtzman is looking to continue his recent string of successes with his third straight victory.
Scheduled for August bout
LightweightUFC
July 3, 2020
Holtzman will fight Beneil Dariush on Aug. 8, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Holtzman has won two straight fights -- both in the last calendar year -- by TKO against Dong Hyun Ma and by unanimous decision against Jim Miller. Dariush is coming off a knee injury he suffered in March, but it doesn't appear the injury was too serious. Regardless, the 31-year-old Dariush rides four straight victories into this bout.