The welterweight clash was publicized by the UFC on Friday, and it fills the gap left after the withdrawal of Kelvin Gastelum from a high-profile welterweight bout against the rapidly advancing contender Shavkat Rakhmonov.
Coming back after a chaotic sequence of events leading up to his last fight at UFC 290, where he lost his initial opponent Sean Brady and then his replacement Josiah Harrell due to a medically discovered issue, Della Maddalena eventually fought a week later at UFC Vegas 77. He secured a hard-earned split decision victory against Bassil Hafez after three intense rounds of competition. This win helped Della Maddalena maintain an unblemished record in the UFC, holding 5 wins, with four of them being finishes.
For Holland, the seasoned welterweight is seeking his third consecutive victory, coming off swift wins over Michael Chiesa and Santiago Ponzinibbio. Holland’s victory over Chiesa at UFC 291 in July was particularly impressive, as he secured a D’arce choke in the opening round, ending the fight in less than three minutes.
In addition to this anticipated match, the Noche UFC event will feature a headline flyweight title bout, where reigning champion Alexa Grasso will face Valentina Shevchenko in what promises to be an exciting rematch.