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UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira predictions

The UFC returns to The Apex in Las Vegas as bantamweights Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira throw down in the main event of UFC Vegas 55.

All fighters made weight and are ready to go. Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main event, but first, a word from Dana White.

MAIN CARD (7PM ET/4PM PT)

ERYK ANDERS (14-5-1, 1NC) VS. PARK JUN-YONG (13-5-0)

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Andrews: Anders has been in the UFC almost five years now. He’s been up and down and right now is more on the up side. Jun-Yong has been there almost three years but hasn’t done anything particularly impressive either. The aggressiveness and experience of Anders should see him get the decision.

Andrews Prediction: Eryk Anders via UD

POLYANA VIANA (12-4-0) VS. TABATHA RICCI (6-1-0)

UFC Vegas 55

Andrews: Viana is surging right now and has an 100 per cent finish rate. Ricci is good but lost to her biggest name opponent. I’ll take the surging Viana.

Andrews Prediction: Polyana Viana via submission

CHIDI NJOKUANI (21-7-0, 1NC) VS. DUSKO TOROVIC (11-2-0)

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Andrews: Both fighters come from DWCS but Chidi has won two straight while Dusko just snapped a two fight losing skid. Chidi has the slight height advantage. A close fight on paper, but going with Chidi to bang this one out.

Andrews Prediction: Chidi Njokuani via TKO

#14 SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIO (28-5-0) VS. MICHEL PEREIRA (27-11-0)

Andrews: Pereira needs to shove aside his fuzzy feelings for Santiago and do what he’s capable of doing. If he does that, Pereira wins via stoppage.

Andrews Prediction: Michel Pereira via submission

MAIN EVENT 

#2 HOLLY HOLM (14-5-0) VS. #6 KETLEN VIEIRA (12-2-0)

Andrews: Holm is 40 now but is still performing at a high level, having only lost to top competition in the last six years. So Holm is undeniably the favourite. Vieira beat Tate but can she break through Holm’s keep-away striking and get the fight to the ground? I have to go with Holly as no one other than the greats have been able to do it.

Andrews Prediction: Holly Holm via UD

Enjoy the fights.

@kenaiandrews

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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