By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports
It’s regarded as the biggest UFC pay-per-view card ever. UFC 229 goes down this Saturday night, October 6, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As part of that amazing night is the Knoxville storyline.
There are two local fighters, based out of Knoxville, that are fighting on the card. Former Knoxville Ice Bears player Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman will be fighting for the UFC once again on the prelims card on FS1 as he takes on Brazil’s Alan Patrick in a Lightweight bout. Plus, VFL football player Ovince St. Preux will battle California’s Dominick Reyes in a Light Heavyweight bout on the main card of the pay-per view.
I caught-up with Hot Sauce this week to preview his fight, discuss his preparation, break down his opponent, get his keys to a win, find out what he thinks about Ovince’s fight and of course get his opinion on the much-anticipated main event, Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in what should be an epic Lightweight showdown.
Below you’ll find some background on Scott Holtzman, the audio of my 1-on-1 interview with him this week and the entire UFC 229 card (subject to change) as provided by the UFC’s media services.
Scott Holtzman’s UFC Bio
MMA Record: 11-2-0
UFC Record: 11-2-0
Style: Athleticism, conditioning, clinch, elbows, Gray area transitions.
Hometown: Knoxville , Tennessee, United States
Fighting Out Of: Knoxville , Tennessee, United States
Last Fight: UFC Fight Night – Swanson vs Ortega, December 2017
- Pro since 2012
- Three wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
- Two first round finishes
- Went five-round distance in 2013 win over Roger Carroll
- Had 4-0 amateur record with four finishes
- Origin of nickname: “Given by friends since I eat hot sauce on literally everything.”
Recent UFC History
|W||Darrell Horcher||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega||12/09/2017||Decision – Unanimous||R3||05:00|
|W||Michael McBride||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov||04/22/2017||Decision – Unanimous||R3||05:00|
|L||Josh Emmett||UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs. Waterson||12/17/2016||Decision – Unanimous||R3||05:00|
|W||Cody Pfister||UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker||07/13/2016||Decision – Unanimous||R3||05:00|
|L||Drew Dober||UFC 195: Lawler vs Condit||01/02/2016||Decision – Unanimous||R3||05:00|
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