UFC: Ketlen Vieira stuns Holly Holm in split decision | Inquirer Sports

UFC: Ketlen Vieira stuns Holly Holm in split decision

/ 02:34 PM May 22, 2022

EDMONTON, AB - SEPTEMBER 09: Ketlen Vieira celebrates her victory against Sara McMann during UFC 215 at Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Canada. Codie McLachlan/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Codie McLachlan / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

FILE–Ketlen Vieira. Codie McLachlan/Getty Images/AFP

Brazilian Ketlen Vieira stunned former champion Holly Holm in a controversial split decision in their women’s bantamweight bout in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday night.

The cards went 48-47 across the board, two for Vieira and one for Holm.


However, Holm landed more strikes (188-122) and significant strikes (96-85), and was credited with 10:04 in control time. Holm also scored a knockdown with a sidekick in the fourth round.


“I felt (Vieira) had Round 2, but at the end of the fight, I truly felt in my heart that I had won the fight,” Holm said afterward. “So, I’m disappointed. … I really don’t give her three rounds.”

Vieira nearly submitted Holm with a standing rear-naked choke in the second round.

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