Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira Pick, 5/21/2022 Predictions UFC Vegas 55 Odds
Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira
UFC Vegas 55
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Holly Holm will face off with Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 55 on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The opening line has Holm coming in at -240 while Vieira is coming in at +195.
Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm looks to add a win to her career record of 14-5-0. The 40-year-old is fighting at 135 lbs and stands 5'8". The southpaw fighter extends her reach 69". Ketlen "Fenomeno" Vieira measures 5'8" and tips the scales at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 12-2-0. The 30-year-old stretches 68". With respect to significant strikes, Holly Holm connects on 3.16 per min while Ketlen Vieira is connecting on 3.07 significant strikes per min. Holm is connecting on 38% of the significant strikes she attempts and Vieira is landing 38%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Preacher's Daughter" absorbs 2.80 significant strikes per minute and "Fenomeno" takes 4.07. Holm also thwarts 57% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Vieira is able to curb 54% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 55||Holly Holm||Ketlen Vieira|
|Average Fight Time||17:04||14:16|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.16||3.07|
In the grappling category, Holly Holm is the not as competent as a wrestler as she is able to score a takedown 0.81 times per 15 minutes. Holm is finishing her takedown attempts on 30% of the times she tries and stopping 76% of the takedowns her opponents try. Vieira is scoring a takedown on 46% of her takedown tries and defending 90% of the attempts against her. Regarding going for the sub, Holm is not as skilled of a technician by going for 0.1 submissions per 15 min while Vieira looks to get 0.4 submissions per 3 rds.
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In her last fight, Holly Holm squared up with Irene Aldana and took home the victory by unanimous decision in round 5. Aldana ended up landing 92 of 210 total strikes attempted in that contest. Holm walked away from this fight having landed 187 of 342 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Aldana landed 69 of 185, giving her a percentage of 37%. She landed 38 of 128 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side, Holm ended up landing 51% of her significant strikes by landing 154 of 301. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, she connected on 81 of 214 to the head. 94% of the significant strikes landed by Aldana and 90% of them landed by Holm were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Ketlen Vieira, she battled Miesha Tate and took home the victory by unanimous decision in round 5. Tate landed 90% of the significant strikes she tried at a distance and Vieira connected on 92% of her significant strikes at distance. Vieira ended up connecting on 42% of the significant strikes she attempted by connecting on 113 of 263. She connected on 95 of 243 significant strikes aimed at the head. Tate ended up connecting on 122 of 276 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, she ended up landing 52 of 175 directed at the head. Relating to the strikes she fired off in this contest, Tate was 145 of 302 while Vieira ended up landing 156 of 313 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts on the card to watch out for
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Polyana Viana squares up in the Octagon against Tabatha Ricci. Viana has a mark of 12-4-0. The 29-year-old tips the scales at 115 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 67". Ricci comes in at 5'1" and is fighting at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career record of 6-1-0. The 27-year-old stretches 61". In the grappling category, Polyana Viana takes her opponents to the mat 1.12 times per 3 rounds and Tabatha Ricci takes her opponents to the mat 3.26 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Viana is landing 3.71 strikes per minute and connecting on 41% of the strikes that she throws. On the other side we have Tabatha Ricci, who connects on 35% of the strikes she attempts and is landing 3.43 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Sam Hughes is set to enter the Octagon against Elise Reed. Reed looks to add a win to her total of 5-1-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 115 lbs and measures 5'3". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Hughes stands in at 5'5" and will fight at 115 lbs. The orthodox fighter holds a career mark of 6-4-0. The 29-year-old reaches 64". Regarding takedowns, Elise Reed is preventing 55% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 10% of her tries. Hughes is taking her opponents to the mat on 25% of her tries and is able to defend against 41% of the takedowns her opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Reed takes 4.36 strikes per minute and she lands 4.09 strikes per minute. Hughes, on the contrary, is taking 5.70 strikes/minute and is dealing 3.96 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Holly Holm (-240)
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