Competing for the first time in 19 months, Holly Holm looked to continue her path to getting a shot at becoming a two-time women’s bantamweight champion on Saturday but Ketlen Vieira managed to beat another former champion from inside UFC Apex from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Both women scored at an incredible clip on the feet, and despite facing a noted striker, it was Vieira who seemed to win the majority of the exchanges, especially when it came to her boxing.
After twenty five minutes of action, the judges sided with Vieira in a close contest. Two judges scored it 48-47 for Vieira while one judge awarded Holm three rounds to two.
Holm, meanwhile, very much disagreed. “I thought I won the fight. I gave her round two and I feel I won all the others,” Holm told Cormier. “I don’t feel like it was a question.”
UFC VEGAS 55 QUICK RESULTS:
Ketlen Vieira def. Holly Holm by split decision (47-48, 48-47 x2)
Michel Pereira def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Chidi Njokuani def. Dusko Todorovic by KO (elbow) at 4:48 of Round One
Tabatha Ricci def. Polyana Viana by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jun Yong Park def. Eryk Anders by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Joseph Holmes def. Alen Amedovski by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:04 of Round One
Jailton Almeida def. Parker Porter by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35 of Round 1
Uros Medic def. Omar Morales by TKO (punches) at 3:05 of Round 2 — HIGHLIGHTS
Jonathan Martinez def. Vince Morales Morales by Unanimous Decision
Chase Hooper def. Felipe Colares by TKO (punches) at 3:00 of Round 3
Elise Reed def. Sam Hughes by TKO (elbows) at 3:52 of Round 3