Daukaus (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Holland (21-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was deemed a no contest after an accidental clash of heads in the first round disrupted the action. Daukaus managed to choke Holland out, but after review from referee Dan Miragliotta of the replay, the middleweight bout was deemed a no contest at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Daukaus vs. Holland at UFC Fight Night 193.
That might be the most brutal headbutt I’ve seen in MMA since the early days.
— Oscar Willis (@oscarswillis) October 3, 2021
Holland was a zombie out there. Went out, came back to life to keep fitin.
— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) October 3, 2021
That’ll be a “no contest” come Monday. Then the rematch sometime down the road.
— The Thugjitsu Master (@thugjitsumaster) October 3, 2021
Mad respect for Kevin Holland, who fought on after he appeared to be knocked out by a vicious clash of heads. Kyle Daukaus was smart to go all in for the finish/submission. NSAC just reviewed it, but the call stands. Wow.
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) October 3, 2021
Herb Dean telling Dan Miragliotta that he has the authority to rule this bout a No Contest if he feels the headbutt lead to a lengthy finishing “sequence” that favored Kyle Daukaus.
— Steven Kelliher (@Steven_Kelliher) October 3, 2021
Crazy that the officials are consulting with multiple UFC senior executives about how to rule in this fight.
This sport remains the dirtiest and weirdest.
— TheRealSnowden (@JESnowden) October 3, 2021
The fact that they’re still discussing this after they fought well past the head butt is ridiculous to be honest. If they stop the fight right after the head butt, that’s one thing but Holland fought on. Daukus kept fighting and won by submission, full stop.
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) October 3, 2021
Sucks for Holland. Last week there was a clash of heads with Ortega volkanawski too that had a big impact on the fights momentum
— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) October 3, 2021
Flo fighters fight bro, we’re trained, we get hurt we fight. Unfortunately the blow that hurt was a unintentional clash of heads. Last week merab was knocked out but kept going. Difference is he got hit with legal shot. Kyle did what he was supposed to do and won but illegal. https://t.co/2ywQQyxXOJ
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 3, 2021
Restarting the fight would have been fun
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) October 3, 2021