Holly Holm v Ketlen Vieira UFC Fight Night Betting Tips & Predictions: Holm to return with KO win

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Holly Holm returns to the Octagon for the first time since October 2020 as she takes on Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.

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Holly Holm v Ketlen Vieira UFC Fight Night Betting Tips & Predictions

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will be looking to go on another run for the gold when she returns to the Octagon to take on Ketlen Vieira.

Holm was last seen in UFC back in October 2020 when she claimed a points decision victory over Irene Aldana.

A lot of critics believe Holm is past her past, but she should never be underestimated. She shocked the world in 2015 when she knocked out Ronda Rouse to become the bantamweight champion.

Many thought Holm would go on and dominate the division, but that wasn’t the case. After beating Rousey, she lost to her first title defence to Miesha Tate and then was beaten by Valentina Shevchenko.

Holm then moved to featherweight and fought for the title against Germaine de Randamie which she lost on points. She challenged for that title again in 2017 when she lost on points to Cris Cyborg.

Her career looked over as she was now struggling to win the big fights, She beat Megan Anderson at UFC 225 to set up a bantamweight title bout against Amanda Nunes. That fight was over right away as Nunes won by TKO in the first round and many felt she was past her best.

Back-to-back victories against Raquel Pennington and Aldana has seen her career take off again and she will want another shot at a title before she retires.

Ketlen Vieira is no mug, but she can be hit and miss. Her last fight saw her name up in lights as she won a points decision victory against Tate. But on the other side of the coin, she has lost to Aldana – who Holm beat in her last fight.

Vieira has only lost two of her 14 professional fights. I like her style, but I think Holm is born again when it comes to her fighting career.

Holm has an amazing boxing background. She won 33 of her 38 pro fights in the squared circle and her aim will be to box Vieira’s head off.

This fight will either see Holm win by KO/TKO or by decision. It is safe to say that Holm will not be winning by submission. She has not made any of her 19 opponents tap yet, so I cannot see it happening this weekend.

Holm will probably see this as a last-chance saloon fight, defeat will probably see her drop out of the title mix. I expect her to keep in that circle by winning this bout by stopping Vieira in the third round.

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