The main event of UFC Vegas 43 fight card features the fight between the former UFC women’s Bantamweight champion and number 8th ranked women’s Bantamweight fighter, Miesha Tate facing the number 7th ranked women’s Bantamweight fighter, Ketlen Vieira.
Tate stepped into this fight with a win against Marion Reneau in her last fight at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs Moises and Vieira stepped into this fight at UFC Vegas 43 with a loss in her last fight against Yana Kunitskaya on UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Lewis.
Round 1: Ketlen Vieira lands the first shot to start the striking and lands a two punch combination. Miesha Tate tries to push ahead and Vieira connects with one more right hand. She lands an overhand right and Tate connects with a one two combination at the body. She moves forward and lands one more combination, Vieira lands one more combination and Tate holds her against the cilnch. The round ends with both of them locked in the clinch.
Round 2: Vieira moves forward with a little bit more aggression in this round and Tate lands a jab. Vieira lands one more cracking on the head and Tate finds a home for her jab. They both showed some signs of damage and Vieira cracks Tate again with a one two combination. Tate shoots for a takedown and they traded until the end of the round.
Round 3: Tate lands a leg kick followed by one more. Vieira pokes Tate in the eye and after momentary stop the action continues. Tate lands a jab and Vieira circles outside the Octagon, Tate shoots for a takedown and Vieira stuff it. Tate lands a leg kick followed by a jab. Tate ties her up and lands some knees to the body as the horn sounds.
Ketlen Vieira displayed absolute toughness against Miesha Tate
Round 4: Jabs traded between both at the start of the round and Tate tries to move forward and eats a right hand. She lands a hard shot but Vieira stands right there and ate that one. Tate showed more movement in this round and she tries to shoot one more takedown, Vieira separates her after some strikes and Tate lands a knee to the body. Vieira lands an uppercut and they clinch again as the round ends.
Round 5: Both fighters stand in the pocket and traded shots, Vieira looks tired and Tate tries to land some hard right hands, Vieira displayed a solid chin here and she ate all of them. Tate pushed her back with a kick to the body, and her nose got busted open. Vieira lands one more jab and Tate tries to land a head kick but misses. Tate ties her up again and they separate as the round ends.
Result: Ketlen Vieira def Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)