UFC Fight Night predictions - Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream
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Holly Holm looks to continue her path to getting a shot at becoming a two-time women's bantamweight champion on Saturday as she takes on Ketlen Vieira from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
After stunning the sports world with her second-round knockout of Ronda Rousey to win the 135-pound title at UFC 193, Holm's struggled to get back to that historic point in time, going 4-5. But she's gotten herself back on track and won back-to-fights over Raquel Pennington and Irene Aldana, respectively.
Standing in Holm's way is Vieira. The Brazilian began her career 10-0, but has been on uneven footing as of late, going 2-2 in her last four. But her most recent outing was her biggest win to date, beating former bantamweight titlist and one of Women's MMA biggest names, Miesha Tate.
The winner aligns themselves in position to challenge the winner of the Julianna Pena-Amanda Nunes rematch that will occur sometime in the summer.
Here is everything you need to know about Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLY HOLM VS. KETLEN VIEIRA DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, May 21
Main card: 7 p.m. ET/ Midnight GMT
Main event ring walks (approx): 9:30 p.m. ET/2:30 a.m. GMT
The Holm vs. Vieira main card begins at 7 p.m. ET in the United States and at Midnight GMT in the United Kingdom. Holm and Vieira are expected to make their cage walks at around 9:30 p.m. ET/2:30 a.m. GMT, although that depends on the length of the undercard bouts.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS HOLM VS. VIEIRA?
UK: BT Sport
The Holm vs. Vieira main card will be airing on ESPN+ in the United States and their UK counterparts BT Sport delivering the coverage to British fight fans.
WHERE IS THE HOLM VS. VIEIRA FIGHT?
The Holm vs. Vieira fight card takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
HOLLY HOLM RECORD AND BIO
Born: October 17, 1981
Reach: 70 inches
Total Fights: 19
KETLEN VIEIRA RECORD AND BIO
Born: August 26, 1991
Reach: 68 inches
Total Fights: 14
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLY HOLM VS. KETLEN VIEIRA FIGHT CARD
Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira; Women's Bantamweight
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira; Welterweight
Duško Todorović vs. Chidi Njokuani; Middleweight
Jailton Almeida vs. Parker Porter; Heavyweight
Eryk Anders vs. Park Jun-yong; Middleweight
Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci; Women's Strawweight
"To be able to show that I could go back and compete at the highest level and still get a belt, does that intrigue me? Yes, but that's not what my goal is. I still have my contracts in place and my fights in place. I want to win here, regardless. I have loved fighting for the UFC so I'm not trying to get out but I definitely think that I'm in a unique position. A lot of people have tried the crossing over but haven't been able to really do it successfully. I was able to do it successfully coming one way but then to do be able to do it coming back? Call it the competitive spirit.
"Sometimes that is what is driving my passion, to do things no one has ever done before."
The good news for Holm is that she has no peers in terms what she has already accomplished in combat sports. The only question now is whether she still has enough left in the tank to keep adding to it.
If her recent form is any indication, Holm is still as good as she's ever been and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon. fight