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Kevin Holland Chases Down Carjacker, Apprehends Him Following Pursuit In Car

UFC middleweight contender, Kevin ‘Trail Blazer’ Holland was involved in an incident this morning in his neighborhood, where he apprehended an alleged carjacker who was attempting to steal a car in the Riverside-native’s neighborhood.

Holland, who co-headlined UFC Vegas 38 on Saturday, battled to an official ‘No Contest’ against Philidelphia submission ace, Kyle Daukaus — following an accidental head clash midway through the opening round of their co-main event.

Returning to the center of the Octagon following a separation at the clinch, Holland, and Daukaus, unfortunately, clashed heads during an exchange — which appeared to knock the former unconscious. The Californian then appeared to regain consciousness after he face-planted into the Octagon canvas, as Daukaus attempted to set up a patented D’Arce choke.

Successfully defending the submission attempt, Holland then gave up his back during a scramble on the feet, as Daukaus locked up a rear-naked choke — eventually forcing the tap.

However, with referee, Dan Miragliotta calling for a review of the replay after the initial clash of heads, after some deliberation with officials from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, he ruled the bout an official ‘No Contest’.

Holland’s head coach, Shug Dorsey posted footage of the alleged assailant’s arrest, accompanied by a story of Holland apprehending the man, with Bad Boys by Inner Circle a part of his last story regarding the incident.

Appearing on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hourrecounting the incident, Holland claimed he used a “Khabib scarf hold” to subdue the alleged assailant.

I didn’t really stop him because he got the car and the car was wrecked,” Holland said. “We caught up to him, we were driving through the neighborhoods. I was driving down the street, some guy comes zooming out the parking lot, some guys running behind him, he’s like, ‘Yo, he stole my car’. So I was like, ‘I’ve been in quarantine for a week. I didn’t get to finish my fight, so let’s go have a little fun.’ I bust a U-turn and start going after the guy, he turns close to the same street that my coach is on, so I’m driving down the street, I’m on the phone with my mom, my mom’s like, ‘It’s probably a repo.’ I’m like, ‘Mom, if you see this car, you can tell, it’s not a repo.’ I’m like, ‘I’m gonna hang up and call the cops.

Instead of calling the cops, I call my coach (Shug Dorsey), I’m like, ‘Hey, this guy’s driving through your neighborhood and he just stole a car. We should cut him off and we can catch him.’ And he’s like, ‘Alright, bet.

I pull up, I got my coffee mug, so I’m like this time I’m gonna be prepared,” Holland explained. “I got my coffee cup. I’m chasing down after him and he reaches down to kind of go like this, I don’t know if he’s saying stop or what? I go like this with the coffee mug, and then I hit him with a little sweep. Get on top, knee on belly, hit him with the little Khabib (Nurmagomedov) scarf hold. He was like, ‘I can’t breathe,’ so that’s when I picked him up, put him on the curb. I didn’t want to be like the cop with the Can’t Breathe guy, so I was like, f*ck it let’s just put him over there.” (H/T MMA Fighting)

Before last weekend’s official ‘No Contest’ against Daukaus, Holland had headlined two consecutive UFC on ABC and UFC Fight Night billed cards for the organization — suffering losses to Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson, respectively, in rather one-sided unanimous decision losses.

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