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Vieira placates Holm on his return to the octagon at UFC Vegas 55

A year and a half of inactivity had holly holm. The 40-year-old former champion broke it this Saturday in the star of the UFC Las Vegas 55 agains


A year and a half of inactivity had holly holm. The 40-year-old former champion broke it this Saturday in the star of the UFC Las Vegas 55 against Ketlen Scallop. His idea was clear: he started as number one in the ranking and wanted to claim a starting opportunity. He didn’t get it. Vieira added another former champion to her list and won the fight by split decision (48-47, 48-47 and 47-48).

The combat was exciting from the first moment. There was a lot of rhythm and many blows, although what was surprising was the one that he sent. Holm got more work and connected more, but the precision of the Brazilian was what convinced. Vieira was the only one to get a takedown (the American attempted six) and she came close to submission in the second round. Holm’s face said it all, but she managed to pull herself together. After that action, the lawsuit was a very even guerrilla war, in which the center assaults were given to Vieira by two of the three judges. The final round, Holm tried, but as it happened in the rest of the fight, Vieira answered hard. There if the three judges went with the American, but in two cards he had it lost.

Viera now looks at the title. Besides, she already knows more or less the deadlines. The UFC announced the fight between Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes, for the rooster championship, for UFC 277 (July 30). The winner should go against her… or not, it will be necessary to see if the immediate trilogy is necessary. Meanwhile, Vieira continues to make merits. With his victory this Saturday, hea de Manaus adds seven victories in the divisionis tied with Peña, McMann and Davis in the third position of the historical ranking.