Jack Della Maddalena reveals why he won’t be facing Kevin Holland at UFC 290
When Jack Della Maddalena’s scheduled UFC 290 fight against Sean Brady fell through, he received public callouts from seasoned fighters like Kevin Holland and Joaquin Buckley. However, Maddalena will be facing UFC newcomer Josiah Harrell on Saturday instead. The reason for this decision, according to Maddalena, is that it was the only official offer he received.
Although the names of Holland and others were mentioned as potential opponents, none of those fights materialized. Maddalena expressed his interest in fighting anyone and was initially excited about the prospect of facing Holland, even considering moving up in weight. However, the fight was never actually presented to him despite the social media buzz. Maddalena maintains that he is not bothered by Holland’s claims and remains focused on his own path.
Maddalena, a highly regarded up-and-coming talent in the UFC’s welterweight division, holds a flawless record of 4-0 with all victories coming in the first round. His recent win against Randy Brown further solidified his reputation. While Holland’s callout gained significant attention, Maddalena clarifies that it was never a viable option. Nevertheless, he remains hopeful that a fight with Holland or other notable opponents can be arranged in the future.
Regarding his current opponent, Josiah Harrell, Maddalena admits he was unfamiliar with him until signing the contract for UFC 290. Harrell gained some attention for a viral video clip in which he tackled his opponent out of the cage during an LFA event. Despite not being a well-known prospect, Maddalena is content with having a name to fight and is eager to continue his journey.
Maddalena acknowledges that he would have preferred a more prominent opponent if given the choice, as it would have been a better fight for the fans. However, he accepts the situation and remains focused on his ultimate goal of winning and progressing in the sport. Although his upcoming bout against Harrell is seen as a stepping stone rather than a significant challenge, Maddalena hopes to reschedule his fight with Sean Brady, as it would have been a pivotal matchup for him in terms of climbing the rankings. He envisions the fight taking place in Sydney at UFC 293 in September.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290
Why is Jack Della Maddalena not fighting Kevin Holland at UFC 290?
Jack Della Maddalena is not fighting Kevin Holland at UFC 290 because the fight was never officially offered to him, despite the social media buzz. Maddalena expresses his interest in fighting anyone and remains focused on his upcoming bout with Josiah Harrell. He hopes to face notable opponents in the future, including Holland, and believes the fight could potentially be arranged down the line.
Who is Jack Della Maddalena’s upcoming opponent at UFC 290?
Jack Della Maddalena’s upcoming opponent at UFC 290 is Josiah Harrell. Harrell is a relatively unknown prospect who gained some attention for a viral video clip of his takedown during an LFA event. Although Maddalena was unfamiliar with Harrell before signing the contract, he is eager to face any opponent and is focused on continuing his journey in the sport.
Will Jack Della Maddalena still have a chance to fight Sean Brady?
Jack Della Maddalena hopes to reschedule his fight with Sean Brady, which was initially planned for UFC 290 but fell through. He sees the matchup with Brady as an opportunity to solidify himself as a top-10 fighter and is optimistic that the fight can be arranged in the future. Maddalena envisions the possibility of facing Brady at UFC 293 in Sydney, which would allow him to pursue his goal of climbing the rankings.
More about UFC 290
- Jack Della Maddalena’s record and profile on UFC.com
- Kevin Holland’s profile on UFC.com
- [Josiah Harrell’s viral takedown video](add relevant link if available)
- Sean Brady’s record and profile on UFC.com
- [Information about UFC 290 event](add relevant link if available)
- [UFC rankings for the welterweight division](add relevant link if available)