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UFC Vegas 43: Vieira vs. Tate predictions

Can Vieira show the world?

The UFC returns to the Apex in Las Vegas as former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate’s quest to return to glory continues as she takes on Ketlen Vieira in the main event.

Vieira has an opportunity to make a statement with a big win over the former champion. But she has been inconsistent as of late and Tate will be her biggest challenge yet. Can she cash in?

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (6PM ET/3PM PT)

DAVEY GRANT (13-5-0) VS. ADRIAN YANEZ (14-3-0)

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Andrews: Grant is dangerous, but the younger Yanez will take the cake.

Andrews Prediction: Adrian Yanez via TKO

RANI YAHYA (27-10-1, 1NC) VS. KYUNG-HO KANG (18-8-0, 1NC)

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Andrews: Both guys like to go to the ground. Yahya is a little older and is giving up some size, but he has the experience factor too. I think he gets the tap after a struggle.

Andrews Prediction: Rani Yahya via submission

#5 JOANNE WOOD (15-6-0) VS. #10 TALiA SANTOS (18-1-0)

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Andrews: Congrats to the former Calderwood’s engagement, but I think Santos plays spoiler here with her striking.

Andrews Prediction: Talia Santos via UD

#6 MICHAEL CHIESA (18-5-0) VS, #14 SEAN BRADY (14-0-0)

Andrews: Will Chiesa’s experience be enough? It should, but I think Brady scores an upset here.

Andrews Prediction: Sean Brady via TKO

MAIN EVENT

#7 KETLEN VIEIRA (11-2-0) VS. #8 MIESHA TATE (19-7-0)

Andrews: Vieira just lost to Kunitskaya and Iree Aldana. It’s hard to see her beating even this version of Tate.

Andrews Prediction: Miesha Tate via UD

Enjoy the fights!

@kenaiandrews

KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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