UFC Fight Night Betting Pick and Prediction – Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Viera

by Spooky Express | May 16, 2022 |

Don’t miss the prediction for the main event bout between #2 Holly Holm and #5 Ketlen Vieira at Vegas 55. This fight will take place in the women’s bantamweight division. This will be Holly Holm’s first fight since she defeated Irene Aldana in October 2020.

Across the octagon, Ketlen Vieira is aiming to win a huge match that will put her in the running for a title shot. Viera will step into the octagon this Saturday for the first time since November 2021. Both fighters will look to stay in the win column. 

  • Date: Saturday, May 21st at 4:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV
  • Watch on: ESPN+

Holly Holm (14-5-0) Holm Looks for a Huge Win After a Long Layoff 

Holly Holm is on a two-fight win streak but hasn’t fought since October 2020. The Preacher’s Daughter was scheduled to fight Aspen Ladd but had to withdraw due to a knee injury. Her replacement, Norma Dumont, pulled off a major upset as the main event.

Even though she is 40 years old, Holm is one of the best strikers in the UFC. Outside of the UFC, she is a former world champion boxer as she has multiple titles. Holm is best known for one of the biggest upsets in MMA history as she knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

After that win, things haven’t been easy before she started her recent two-fight winning streak; Holm lost five out of her next seven bouts. This will be a solid challenge for Holm as she looks for one more shot at UFC gold.

“The Preacher’s Daughter” has 19 fights in her career and has accumulated 14 wins. Eight via KO/TKO, and six by decision. She has had five losses in her career. One by KO/TKO, one via submission, and three decisions.

Holm has a strike accuracy rate of 38 percent and a takedown accuracy rate of 30 percent. She also has a significant strikes landed per minute rate of 3.16 and absorbs 2.80.

Holm has a significant strike defense rate of 57 percent, while the takedown defense rate is at 76 percent. Per 15 minutes, her takedown average is 0.81, while his submission average is 0.07.

Ketlen Vieria (12-2-0) Will Vieria be Up for the Challenge 

Kelten Vieria will be stepping into the octagon after defeating Miesha Tate in the main event at UFC Fight Night 198. This will certainly be the biggest challenge in her career as she looks to leap in the rankings in the division.

“Fenomeno” is ten years younger than her opponent. When facing a boxer like Holm, Vieria has certain advantages in her fighting style. She is known for her grappling skills and has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Despite winning her first four UFC bouts, Vieira is just 2-2 in her last four. Vieria also can let her hands go, which could be an issue for her opponent if she manages to get inside the range. 

“Fenomeno” has been in 14 bouts in her professional career.  She has 12 wins on her resume,  two wins via KO/TKO, four submissions, and six decisions. She only has two losses, one loss via KO/TKO and one decision.

Vieria has a strike accuracy rate of 38 percent and a takedown accuracy rate of 46 percent. She also has a significant strikes landed per minute rate of 3.07 and absorbs 4.07.

Vieira has a significant strike defense rate of 54 percent, while the takedown defense rate is at 90 percent. Per 15 minutes, his takedown average is 1.71, while her submission average is 0.39.

Holm vs. Vieria Betting Odds & Lines

The odds are clearly favoring one side over the other. MyBookie has the odds set at:

Holm: -235

Vieria: +195

*odds are subject to change

Free Betting Pick

Vieria will be the underdog for her second consecutive fight and just the third time in her career. Her game plan will most likely be to put Holm’s takedown defense to the test. Holm absorbs fewer significant strikes per minute than other women, but both women land significant strikes at a similar rate.

Throughout her career, Holm has defeated better opponents. This fight will most likely go to a decision. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Holly Holm at (-235)

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