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Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira Predictions & Tips – Ketlen Vieira To Spring UFC Fight Night Upset

  • Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira picks for Saturday, May 21
  • UFC Fight Night is taking place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira Predictions & Tips
  • Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira Predictions & Tips
  • Holly Holm Form
  • Ketlen Vieira Form
  • Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira FAQs

Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira Predictions & Tips


Ketlen Vieira is backed to beat Holly Holm in the main event fight.

Holm has not fought for over 18 months and Vieira can expose her biggest weakness – grappling.

Vieira is backed to turn this fight into a grind and earn a decision victory.

  • 5 of Ketlen Vieira’s 6 UFC wins have been by decision
  • 6 of Holly Holm’s last 8 fights have gone the distance
  • 3 of Holly Holm’s last 4 defeats have been by decision

Holly Holm Form


Holly Holm has won her last couple of fights but has not fought in the Octagon since October 2020.

Holm hit he summit in the women’s bantamweight division when she knocked out Ronda Rousey in November 2015.

Her form nose-dived after that though, starting with the loss of her title to Miesha Tate a few months later.

Holm dominated the contest but could not get the finish and was tapped out with 90 seconds to go.

That sparked a run of three straight defeats that included decision losses to Valentina Shevchenko and Germaine de Randamie.

Holm stopped the rot by knocking out Bethe Correia, but was then bested over five rounds by Cris Cyborg.

Again she rebounded, this time with a decision win over Megan Anderson, but she was then brutally dispatched inside a round by Amanda Nunes.

‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ has not lost since that July 2019 fight though, winning each of her last two outings.

Holm fought twice in 2020, earning decision wins over Raquel Pennington and Irene Aldana.

That took her professional MMA record to 14-5 with eight wins coming by knockout and none by submission.

Ketlen Vieira Form


Ketlen Vieira is looking to win back-to-back fights inside the Octagon for the first time since 2018.

Vieira made a promising start to life in the UFC when she embarked on a four-fight wins streak after signing.

She claimed back-to-back decision wins over Kelly Faszholz and Ashlee Evans-Smith before submitting Sara McMann.

Vieira then followed that up with a split decision win over another pioneer of women’s MMA, Cat Zingano.

Her form has been a rollercoaster since that victory over Zingano though.

She suffered her first career defeat in her next outing as she was knocked out by Irene Aldana in the first round.

Vieira responded to that setback with a decision win over Sijara Eubanks in her sole outing of 2020.

She started 2021 with a decision defeat to Yana Kunitskaya, but her response was to register the biggest win of her career to date.

Vieira bested former champion Miesha Tate over five rounds last November in a deserved unanimous decision win.

That victory took her record to 12-2 with two wins coming by knockout and four by submission.

Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira FAQs

Where can I watch the Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira live stream.

Where is Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira taking place?

Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, May 21 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Verdict

Holly Holm is the odds-on favourite, but it has been a long time since she last fought.

Ketlen Vieira looked good in her win over Miesha Tate and is backed to knock off another ex-champ here.

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