Ketlen Vieira edges Miesha Tate PLUS Conor McGregor demands title shot return
Brazilian bantamweight claims huge win, while the sport’s biggest star targets a title fight on his return from injury.
It’s been a quiet week in MMA, so it perhaps makes sense that one of the quiet contenders in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division came to the fore with one of the most important wins of her career.
Brazil’s Ketlen Vieira battled Miesha Tate – and, perhaps, her own confidence issues – to claim a huge decision win and cement her credentials as an elite contender at 135 pounds. But, even though she got the W against the former bantamweight champ, her performance still suggested there was more to come from her in the future.
It was also a big night for former CFFC welterweight champ Sean Brady, who extended his undefeated record with a decision victory over seasoned welterweight contender Michael Chiesa in the night’s co-main event.
It was a disappointing night for the two Brits on the card, though, as Joanne Wood and Davey Grant both lost out in their respective bouts against Taila Santos and Adrian Yanez, both of whom look set for contender status sooner rather than later.
Away from the cage, the news cycle was sparked into life by a tweet from Conor McGregor, who stated his aim to return to the octagon in a lightweight title fight in 2022.
With Sandhu away on assignment in New York, Simon flies solo this week to bring you bang up to date and offer his take on the past week’s events in a shorter-than-usual episode.
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UFC 269: Julianna Pena shocks Amanda Nunes, Charles Oliveira retains lightweight title
Bellator 272: Bantamweight champ Pettis stuns Horiguchi with spectacular KO
Bellator 271: Cris Cyborg knocks out Sinead Kavanagh to retain title
UFC 268: Kamaru Usman beats Colby Covington in rematch
UFC 267: Glover Teixeira makes history against Jan Blachowicz to win light heavyweight title
Francis Ngannou hails wrestling training, reveals knee injury after UFC 270
Figueiredo calls for fourth fight with Moreno after regaining flyweight title at UFC 270
UFC 270 results: Francis Ngannou shows evolution with unanimous decision win
Francis Ngannou says he’s ‘done’ with Jon Jones: ‘I moved on’
Tom Aspinall vs. Alexander Volkov set to headline UFC London
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