“The Preacher’s Daughter” is finally back in the octagon after being forced out twice due to a medical issue and a knee injury. In this crucial bantamweight matchup, she will face talented Brazilian Ketlen Vieira, which could determine who is next in line to challenge for the title.
Saturday’s event should end the month in style, thanks to a slew of enticing names and competitive matchups. The co-main event features a feature fight between Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio and the highly entertaining Michel Pereira.
Fights to look out for –
Holly Holm vs Ketlen Vieira – A classic grappler vs Striker match-up?
Holm will make her first appearance since a unanimous decision victory over Irene Aldana on Fight Island on October 4. Vieira, on the other hand, has been a top contender in the 135-pound weight class since last November. Rebounding from a questionable split decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya in February with a consensus decision win over Miesha Tate.
This is an intriguing stylistic matchup as well, as each woman is best known for one skill. Holm is a kickboxer, and Vieira is primarily a grappler. Although both have shown greater diversity and consistent improvement in the other parts of their games. Holm has a wealth of experience in five-round fights. Vieira also grew stronger as her main event debut against Tate progressed. so it will be interesting who can dictate the fight at their pace.
Our predictions – Holly Holm has a strong takedown defense, we got her via a decision victory
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Michel Pereira – A fight that can’t be missed.
After being dropped by Li Jingliang in his comeback fight, “Argentine Dagger” Santiago Ponzinibbio battled a unanimous decision win over Miguel Baeza before going shot-for-shot with Geoff Neal for 15 minutes at UFC 269.
Pereira extended his winning streak to four by defeating Andre Fialho earlier this year, capping off his two-fight winning streak to close out 2020. The 28-year-old Brazilian has become a must-see TV displaying his madness during his winning streak.
Both men will be looking to climb to the top of the welterweight rankings and make a case for a top-five matchup.
Our predictions – Santiago Ponzinibbio’s experience will be the difference and we got him via Decision victory.
Chidi Njokuani vs Dusko Todorovic – DWCS alumni’s matchup
Dana White’s Contender Series Alumni, Chidi Njokuani will face Dusko Todorovic on the main card. Njokuani made an immediate impression in his promotional debut, dispatching Marc-Andre Barriault in just 16 seconds.
Todorovic, on the other hand, has struggled to stay consistent since beginning his UFC career with a perfect 9-0 record. After two losses, he finally made a comeback and looked more crisp and patient in his December victory over Pitolo. So this matchup will determine whether that was a he’s a legit contender or not.
Our predictions – Chidi Njokuani’s power will be too much for Todorovic and we got him via TKO