After an extended break away from action, Holly Holm will return this Saturday night (May 21, 2022) to battle Ketlen Vieira in UFC Vegas 55’s main event inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before then, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane to the last time “The Preacher’s Daughter” stepped foot inside the Octagon against Irene Aldana. The talented ladies faced off in the main event of a special “Fight Night”-themed event on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi back in Oct. 2020.
For five rounds, the two strikers went toe-to-toe, taking and delivering hard shots throughout. While Holm was the obvious favorite in a striking battle because of her championship boxing experience, Aldana didn’t back down one inch, taking the former women’s Bantamweight champion the distance.
In the end, Holm walked away with the unanimous decision win, her second in a row. Now, she will attempt to pick up her first three-fight win streak in seven years and get back to another championship fight. Vieira, meanwhile, has championship aspirations of her own and is looking to build off the momentum following her huge win over Miesha Tate.
UFC Vegas 55 will also feature a Welterweight fight between Michel Pereira and Santiago Ponzinibbio, while Featherweight contenders Chase Hooper and Felipe Colares collide in ESPN+-streamed main card action.
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