UFC Fight Night results, highlights: Ketlen Vieira outpoints Miesha Tate for key win at 135 pounds

Caitlin Vera won a landslide victory over the former champion on Saturday. Ketlen Vieira (19-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) defeated Miesha Tate by a unanimous decision in the main event of the five rounds of UFC Fight Night (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in Las Vegas on Saturday. This was Tate's second appearance after returning from a nearly five-year vacation, as she retired from 2016 to 2021. The main event of the women's bantamweight competition UFC Fight Night 198 was at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. After touching the glove, the two fighters began to try to control the match. Vera came out with a heavy strike early in the first round, although Tate managed to avoid a scuffle and even took off some of her solid right hand. The former champion was calculated from her point of view when she searched for the opening, and found a home for a few punches late in the round. Vieira would shoot for a takedown, but Tate competed and finished close to the opening frame in the top position. While the second round was more thrilling than the first because there will be huge exchanges early in the second round. The two fighters made strong clean strikes, causing a bit of trouble for Tate when Vera's left jaw set the tone. Tate charged forward and started a wave of strikes in the middle of the cage, but Vera responded and delivered the best strikes that brought the second round to an end. When the third round started, Tate tried to change her game a bit when Tate tried to work around Vera's long job. After a brief hiatus due to an accidental iPok by Tate, the exchange continued with Vieira's reach, causing problems for Tate. In the closing moments of the round, Tate tried to change things by starting the clinches and bringing the round landing knees to the body. In the fourth round, however, Tate tried to ease her growing pressure, in return for which Tate went first with a strike and completed a takedown. Vieira quickly regained her footing, but Tate retained his strength with the fence. After being released, Tate managed to capture the Thai clutch, but Vera took full advantage of it by punching the body before the separation. Vieira rained first punches until the end of the round. The final round started faster than the previous rounds. Tate attacked first, but Vera fought back, causing the former champion's nose to bleed. Tate looked down at his right hand, but Vera fired back. Vieira pulled Tate's left jaw out and kept her in range until he circled around the cage until the fight was over. The win was a major victory for Vieira, who beat a big name and came back from a disappointing defeat against Yana Kunitskaya in February in which Vieira's failure to keep up the initial pressure cuthie off the scorecards. Which was almost ready for the middle rounds. Tate "I was very hesitant about this rough patch where Tate briefly took control," said Vera. "Mesha Tate is a world champion and one of the best players in the world. Was. In the last two rounds ... I wish I could feel like I did in the last two rounds of the whole fight. " The results of the updated UFC Fight Night 198 include: Caitlin Vera Def. Mesha Tate unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)


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