STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1279
Significant Strikes Landed: 639
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 35
Takedowns Landed: 18
Scott Holtzman is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on May 4, 1987, in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up playing football and wrestling. After graduating from high school he enrolled at Carson-Newman University where he earned a degree in Exercise Science.
Holtzman made his professional debut as an MMA fighter back in 2011. For his first four fights, he competed primarily for local promotions across Tennessee before signing with Bellator MMA for three fights between 2012 and 2013. During that time, Holtzman went 2-1 with one no contest decision. In 2014, after going 1-1 outside of Bellator promotion Scott returned to the organization where he recorded 3 straight wins against strong opponents – John Teixeira Da Conceicao (TKO), Rico DiSciullo (Submission) and Mike Wessel (Unanimous Decision).
In 2016 Holtzman signed with UFC after winning two out of three matches held within RFA promotion. His debut came on February 6 at UFC Fight Night 83 event when fought Anthony Christodoulou resulting TKO win via punches in round two. Next fight came less than a month later when defeated Cody Pfister via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 82 event held on February 6th 2016j which marked Scott’s first ever main card appearance inside Octagon cage’s walls’. The most notable wins for Scott during his stint with UFC include victories over Josh Emmett(Unanimous decision), Darrell Horcher(TKO) & Alan Patrick(Unanimous Decision). He has also had close bouts against Beneil Dariush & Nate Diaz during this run but ultimately lost them both by split decisions .
In 2019 after going 2-2 overall record within last year Scot left UFC to compete for another major MMA promotion – LFA where he won his next match against Vladimir Kazbekov via submission technique armbar hold just 0:45 into the very first round of their bout on October 11, 2019..
Currently holding 14–3 overall record throughout professional career Scott is considered one of the toughest lightweights around whose aggressive style makes him fan favorite every single time upcoming matchup includes him being featured as part of it’s card lineup .