Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate preview and prediction

UFC Vegas 43: Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate preview and prediction.

UFC Vegas 43 will drop off UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday. The event will be led by former UFC women’s series champion Miesha Tate when she faces rising challenger Ketlen Vieira.

In July at UFC Vegas 31, Tate took his first UFC win in more than five years in a successful comeback performance against Marion Reneau. Tate took a third-round stopping win over Reneau, which meant only a second distance win at UFC-eight.

Tate took a long break from MMA sports after losing consecutive matches to current women’s series champion Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington in 2016.

On Saturday, Tate plans to pick up her second win in 2021 as she faces a tough challenge against her opponent, Vieira, who is currently seventh in the UFC Women’s Series.

Preview of Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate

Vieira is 5-2 after making his UFC debut in 2016, and four of his five wins came with a decision.

Vieira has survived a disappointing loss to Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Vegas 19 earlier this year. Vieira lost three pounds in that look, and she strives to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in her professional career.

As for Tate, the former Strikeforce referee is 6-4 after he made the UFC in 2013, and four of his six wins came by decision.

Sports betting, like WynnBet, opened when Tate was a major underdog in this match. However, money has still flowed to the former champion, who should close out as a mild underdog in betting for the first time since he defeated Holly Holm back in UFC 196.

Although Vieira hasn’t looked his best lately, he is expected to recover and regroup after a poor performance in February. His ranking, and possibly even more on the line, would be fair to call this match one of the biggest in the Brazilian UFC career.

If Vieira manages to withstand the early storm brought by Tate in the early stages of the battle, his chances of success will increase significantly as the battle progresses. Although Tate showed that his battle career was still far away on his UFC return in July; it’s a completely different scenario on Saturday.

Tate fights a 43-year-old man on the verge of retirement with a hungry 30-year-old Brazilian shooter in Vieira. Vieira has his back against the wall and sees this fight as an opportunity to win a victory against a significant name. While the fight should be very tight, Vieira should withdraw in the later stages of the fight and pick up the final victory.

Forecast: by decision of Vieira.

UFC Vegas 43 will be held live on Saturday, November 20 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow all the news and highlights with the on-site FanSided MMA.

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