Taking main event honors at the UFC Apex facility, a high-stakes bantamweight main event feature between former undisputed division champion, Holly Holm, and Brazilian puncher, the #6 ranked contender, Ketlen Vieira.
Returning to the Octagon for the first time after an almost two year layoff, Holm, a former undisputed bantamweight champion and tw0-time featherweight title challenger, most recently landed her second consecutive victory with a UFC Fight Island main event win against Irene Aldana back in October 2020.
For Vieira, the Manaus native has also landed victories in two of her last three Octagon appearances — rebounding with an impressive unanimous decision win over another former bantamweight champion, common-opponent, Miesha Tate in her main event debut back in November of last year.
UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira – Results
UFC Vegas 55 Main Card Results: (ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira def. Holly Holm via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Welterweight: Michel Pereira def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani def. Dusko Todorovic via first round (4:48) KO (elbow)
Strawweight: Tabatha Ricci def. Polyana Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight: Jun Yong Park def. Eryk Anders via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 55 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Joseph Holmes def. Alen Amedovski via first round (1:04) submission (rear-naked choke)
Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida def. Parker Porter via first round (4:31) submission (rear-naked choke)
Lightweight: Uros Medic def. Omar Morales via second round (3:05) TKO (punch)
Bantamweight: Jonathan Martinez def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Chase Hooper def. Felipe Colares via third round (3:00) TKO (ground strikes)
Strawweight: Sam Hughes def. Elise Reed via third round (3:53) TKO (ground strikes)