Brazilian Ketlen Vieira shocked former champion Holly Holm in a controversial cut up choice of their ladies’s bantamweight bout in the primary occasion of UFC Combat Evening 206 in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
The playing cards went 48-47 throughout the board, two for Vieira and one for Holm.
Nonetheless, Holm landed extra strikes (188-122) and vital strikes (96-85), and was credited with 10:04 in management time. Holm additionally scored a knockdown with a sidekick within the fourth spherical.
Vieira, although, almost submitted Holm with a standing rear-naked choke within the second spherical.
“I felt [Vieira] had Spherical 2, however on the finish of the combat, I actually felt in my coronary heart that I had received the combat,” Holm stated afterwards. “So, I am upset. I actually do not give her three rounds.”
The co-main occasion of Michel Pereira towards Santiago Ponzinibbio in a welterweight encounter delivered loads of fireworks though there was no thrilling end.
Finally, the judges most well-liked the ability punches of Pereira, who took a cut up choice with scores of 29-28, 30-27 and 28-29 to increase his successful streak to 5.
Chidi Njokuani delivered a press release win as he defeated Dusko Todorovic within the first spherical after touchdown a perfectly-timed elbow, whereas Jun Yong Park beat Eryk Anders on one other cut up choice in a battle of the middleweight veterans.
Tabatha Ricci’s grappling proved to be an excessive amount of for Polyana Viana as all three judges scored their strawweight contest 29-28 in her favour.