In UFC Fight Night’s main event on Friday night, two of the best women fighters on the planet throw down when former champion Holly Holm takes on Ketlen Vieira. Holm is the chalk, but Vieira has a strong record. Check out UFC Betting Odds, analysis, and free picks for the five bouts on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night’s main card.
MMA Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night: Holm Vs Vieira
UFC Fight Night Holm vs Vieira Fight Info and Main Card
- When: Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
- TV / Streaming: ESPN+
Eryk Anders +175 vs Junyong Park -210
14-6 Eryk Anders heads into this after losing via submission to Andre Muniz. Anders is 8-1 via TKO or KO. So it’s obvious that the underdog in this will want to keep the fight off the mat.
Junyong Park is 13-5. Like Anders, Park lost his last bout. Gregory Rodriguez knocked Park out in the second round. Park is shorter than Anders. But the favorite is 5-1 via TKO or KO. Still, Anders is a decent play at the MMA odds.
UFC Pick: Eryk Anders
Polyana Viana +110 vs Tabatha Ricci +130
This should be an excellent match. Polyana Viana is 12-4. Tabitha Ricci is 6-1. Viana has won her last 2 matches via submission. But Polyana is 4-0 via KO and TKO victories.
So Viana can fight in the stand up. Ricci is 1-1 via KO and TKO. Tabitha has won 4-of-5. She will have a chance. Unfortunately, she gives up 4 inches in height to Viana. The chalk wins.
UFC Pick: Polyana Viana
Chidi Njokuani -230 vs Dusko Todorovic +190
Todorovic brings an excellent record into this match. The Serbian middleweight is 11-2. Not only that, but the underdog in this is 7-1 via TKO and KO and 3-0 via submissions.
Chidi Njokuani is 21-7. Njokuani has won 3 straight, all via knockout or technical knockout. The chalk is 13-3 via KO or TKO, but just 1-3 via submission.
Todorovic will try and get this fight to the ground. Njokuani will want to stay in the stand up. The favorite has a 2-inch height advantage and a 6-inch reach advantage. As much as we’d like to go with Todorovic, Njokuani is the play.
UFC Pick: Chidi Njokuani
Santiago Ponzinibbio +105 vs Michael Pereira -125
Ponzinibbio has a nice 29-5 record. Pereira’s record is 27-11. But Pereira has fought the classier mixed martial artists, which explains why he’s the slight chalk in this.
Since falling to veteran Diego Sanchez in 2020, Pereira has won 4 straight. He’s back fighting his best. Ponzinibbio has lost 2-of-3, including dropping a match to Geoff Neal via split-decision last December 11. This should be a close bout. In the end, the chalk gets the victory.
UFC Pick: Michael Pereira
Holly Holm -240 vs Ketlen Vieira +200
Former boxer Holly Holm is now 14-5 and has gone 8-1 via TKO or KO. She’s a terrific stand up fighter.
Vieira is 12-2. Although she’s lost 2-of-5, Ketlen is 4-0 via submissions. Eventually, all terrific MMA fighters start to regress. This could be the fight were Holm regresses.
She doesn’t have any physical advantages over the underdog. So if Vieira gets the fight to the ground, she’ll have a huge advantage. At the odds, the underdog is worth backing.
UFC Pick: Ketlen Vieira