UFC has set up two exciting fights for their UFC Fight Night on May 21. Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm will be facing rising bantamweight prospect, Ketlen Vieira. Former light-heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustaffson will be fighting Ben Rothwell. The location for the May 21 UFC Fight Night is yet to be decided and the promotion is yet to announce the entire fight card.
The matchup between Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira will be one of the most intriguing matchups in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division. The fight is also said to be the no.1 contender eliminator fight. As Julianna Pena defeated Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight championship the rest of the women’s division started to show activity.
Holly Holm was previously scheduled to fight Julianna Penna but she had to withdraw from the fight due to hydronephrosis. Holm was then scheduled to face Norma Dumont in a featherweight bout on October 16, 2021, at Fight Night 195. But again, unfortunately, Holm withdrew from the fight due to a knee injury, and she was replaced by Aspen Ladd. Now Holly Holms is against targets to fight a rising contender and this fight will be an important one for Holms’s career in the UFC.
Ketlen Vieira is one of the top prospects in the UFC women’s bantamweight division. She is coming off a dominant win over former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate. If she is successful in getting a win over Holly Holm it will put her right in the top spots of the division.
Another interesting matchup of the card is Alexander Gustafsson vs Ben Rothwell. After announcing his retirement in 2019, Gustafsson announced his return to UFC heavyweight division. Gustafsson faced former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on July 26, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 14. He lost the fight via an armbar submission in round one. He was scheduled to fight Paul Craig but the bout was scrapped as Alex suffered an injury.
Ben Rothwell is a heavyweight veteran. He has also competed in IFL, Affliction, M-1 Global, and King of the Cage. He made his debut in 2009 and has been actively competing for the promotion. Though he has never reached the top of the division he is still one of the well-rounded heavyweights.
- Ketlen Vieira vs Holly Holm set for FIGHT NIGHT 210
- Ben Rothwell vs Alexander Gustafsson set for FIGHT NIGHT 210
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