Kevin Holland is on the rise and he is surely going to be a big player in the UFC going forward. Although he had big success in the middleweight division in 2020, with 5 back to back wins; Holland is now looking for a permanent home in the welterweight division.
Holland (23-7) is a product of Dana White’s Contender Series. The American MMA artist has been a part of 15 fights since he joined UFC in 2018. Despite his last two losses in 2021, Holland has been part of several entertaining fights and took on fighters like Thiago Santos, Gerald Meerschaert, Anthony Hernandez, Derek Brunson, etc. Here is the fight purse of Holland since he joined UFC.
Career Earnings of Kevin Holland
Kevin Holland made his UFC debut against Thiago Santos back in 2018 at UFC 227. He failed to make his mark in his first fight as he lost the fight. For the fight, he earned $16,500. $13,000 to show and $3,500 as fight week incentive pay.
Holland managed to get his first win in the UFC by winning against John Phillips at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Ngannou 2. He earned a total of $29,500. This included $13,000 to show, $13,000 win bonus and $3,500 fight week incentive pay.
Holland then went on to win two more fights making a 3 fight win streak. He defeated Gerald Meerschaert and Alessio Di Chirio both by decision. For the Meerschaert fight, Holland earned a total of $$33,500. This included $15,000 to show, $15,000 for win bonus and $3,500 as fight week incentive pay. For his win against Di Chirio, the fighter earned a sum of $52,000 which included a $24,000 win bonus and $4,000 fight week incentive pay.
Trailblazer’s winning streak broke as he lost the fight against Brendon Allen at UFC on ESPN: Ryes vs Weidman. He grabbed a total of $30,000 from that fight which included $26,000 to show and $4,000 as the fight week incentive. But, soon after his fight at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Edwards got canceled. So, Holland made only $26,000 from that fight.
Nevertheless, Kevin then started his long 5 fight winning streak starting with the win over Anthony Hernandez at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs Harris. He made $57,000 from that fight which included $26,000 to show with a $26,000 win bonus and a $5,000 as the fight week incentive pay.
He then continued his winning streak against Joaquin Buckley and Dareen Stewart at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik and UFC Fight Night: Covington vs Woodley respectively. In both of these fights, Holland made double of what he used to make previously. $115,000 for the win against Buckley and against Stewart he made a total of $101,000. Moreover, he got the first performance bonus of his career at Buckley’s fight.
Kevin Holland’s Biggest Payday:
Holland’s in his fight against Charlie Ontiveros at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva earned a total of $155,000. This included $50,000 for the performance of the Night bonus.
Kevin’s highest fight purse came at his 5th consecutive win against Ronald Souza at UFC 256. He earned a total of $255,000. This included $100,000 to show, $100,000 as a win bonus, $50,000 as a performance bonus, and $5,000 for fight week incentive.
Holland faced his first defeat after a year in his fight against Derek Brunson at UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs Holland. This was the first time Holland was in the main event and despite a loss earned a total of $80,000. This included $70,000 to show and $10,000 as a fight week incentive.
his most recent fight was against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland. Kevin lost this match and earned a total of $81,000. The sum included $70,000 to show and $10,000 as the fight week incentive pay.
In the next fight against Kyle Daukaus, Kevin Holland earned $81,000 in total (as per The Sports Daily). $70,000 to show and another $11,000 in fight week bonus. But there was no post-fight bonus or a win bonus as the ended in a No Contest.
Following that, Holland moved down to welterweight and took on Alex Oliveira in the main card of UFC 272. For that fight, Holland earned $440k account to Total Sportal. It included $275,000 to show, $100,000 to win, $50,000 as post-fight bonus and $15,000 as sponsorship money.
Holland’s last fight was in UFC Austin earlier this year in 2022 against Tim Means. Although he got a $50,000 post-fight bonus for submitting Tim, there aren’t any credible reports on how much he made in total.