What’s Next in the UFC in 2022?

What's Next in the UFC in 2022

Ringside Report MMA ponders What’s Next in the UFC in 2022? Broadcast live on May 26, 2022. Hosted by Dave Simon, Fred Garcia and AJ D’Alesio.

Dave, Fred and AJ talked about Ketlen Vieira’s win over Holly Holm and MMA judging criteria.
 
The guys talked about Nick Diaz wanting to fight Kamaru Usman, what’s coming up in the UFC and a tribute to Ray Liotta.

What's Next in the UFC in 2022
Ketlen Vieira’s shocking decision victory over Holly Holm

Was Holly Holm Robbed?

Fight Overview

  • Ketlen Vieira defeated Holly Holm in a split decision at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
  • Holm was aiming to become a two-time women’s bantamweight champion.
  • Vieira secured her second consecutive win over former 135-pound champions.
  • Vieira expressed her desire for a title shot against the winner of Pena-Nunes 2.

Judges’ Decision

Despite Holm’s control of the fight and significant strike advantage, the judges favoured Vieira.

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  • The judges’ scores were split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47).
  • DAZN scored the fight 49-46 in favor of Holm.
  • The statistics provided by the UFC showed Holm landing more total and significant strikes.
  • The judges’ decision ultimately determined the outcome of the fight.

Fight Statistics

Holm connected on 183/295 total strikes, while Vieira landed 104/178.

  • Regarding significant strikes, Holm was 112/219, and Vieira was 63/136.
  • These statistics indicate Holm’s dominance in striking throughout the fight.
  • Despite the statistics favouring Holm, Vieira’s harder shots influenced the judges’ decision.
  • The fight showcased Holm’s control and accuracy in landing strikes.

Vieira’s Success:

Vieira’s win over Holm marked her second victory against former 135-pound champions.

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  • Her previous win was against Miesha Tate.
  • Vieira expressed her confidence in becoming the next bantamweight champion.
  • She is determined to face the winner of the Pena-Nunes 2 title rematch.
  • Vieira’s performance against Holm solidified her position as a top contender in the division.

Holm’s Disappointment:

  • Holm believed she deserved the victory and expressed her disappointment with the judges’ decision.
  • She felt she won all rounds except for the second.
  • Holm aimed to be more active from the clinch but still managed to control Vieira in those areas.
  • Holm’s disappointment lies in uncertainty regarding her future and title-shot opportunities.
  • She will need to assess the situation and determine her next steps.