The UFC has wasted no time putting together a rematch between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus.

After an accidental clash of heads led to a no contest at UFC Fight Night 193 this past Saturday, Holland (21-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Daukaus (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) have verbally agreed to run it back.

The rematch is expected to take place at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Broadcast plans for the card haven’t been announced.

MMA Junkie confirmed that agreements for the sequel are in place with multiple people close to the situation following an initial report from UFC broadcast partner ESPN. The people requested anonymity because UFC has yet to make the fight official.

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Holland’s rough run continued with the no contest. After losing back-to-back main events to Marvin Vettori and Derek Brunson, he took some time off to work on his wrestling, teaming up with former UFC champion Johny Hendricks.

Although Holland showed some marked improvements in the early stages of the fight with Daukaus, everything got derailed when he was badly stunned by the accidental head clash and subsequently choked out. After the Nevada Athletic Commission reviewed the foul, though, the fight was deemed a no contest.

Daukaus took missing out on what would’ve been the biggest win of his career in stride. He believed he should’ve got the win, but said he was happy to run it back with Holland, likely in early 2022. That timeline was clearly expedited, though, as they will now fight in just five weeks.

The latest lineup for UFC Fight Night on Nov. 13 includes:

Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
Jessica Eye vs. Andrea Lee
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ben Rothwell
Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Tucker Lutz vs. Lando Vannata
Leah Letson vs. Felicia Spencer
Collin Anglin vs. Sean Woodson
Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
Julio Arce vs. Song Yadong
Joel Alvarez vs. Thiago Moises
Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland

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