UFC Las Vegas 55 preview: Holm-Vieira

May 18, 2022 08:14 PM

A highlight from last week’s UFC 274 was Davey Grant’s impressive knockout of Louis Smolka to complete the parlay of Andrade -170 to Grant -290, which returned + 1.14 units. That parlay win pushed 2022 Insight the Octagon profitability to 9-5 + 4.39 units.

UFC Las Vegas 55 this week features another 11-fight card. Note that the event will kick off at 1 p.m. PT so prepare accordingly.

Holly Holm (-210) vs. Ketlen Vieira (+ 180)

Women’s bantamweight (135 pounds) | Main Event

Vieira is ranked fifth in the division with a 2-2 record in UFC. Her victories were against Sijara Eubanks and most recently Miesha Tate with losses to Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya. The loss to Kunitskaya is vexing, and it’s also important to note the women who have defeated Vieira were as tall or taller than her. Vieira being ranked fifth in this division is evidence of its lack of talent after the top two or three athletes.

Vieira, 30, is clumsy when trying to compete standing up in the octagon, though she has a black belt in Judo. It’s the grinding, groping, clasping, clinch game and an eventual trip to the mat that is a must for Vieira to find an advantage in any matchup. She’s tall, long, a black belt in BJJ and will sell out in order to get this fight to the floor.

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