Gilbert Burns Says Charles Oliveira Can Beat Islam Makhachev With His Superior Striking Skills

Gilbert BurnsUFC Welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns, believes that Charles Oliveira would beat Islam Makhachev due to his striking being better all around than Makhachev’s at this point. Oliveira has gone head to head with some of the best strikers in the lightweight division. The lightweight division has some of the most elite strikers in the […]

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UFC Welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns, believes that Charles Oliveira would beat Islam Makhachev due to his striking being better all around than Makhachev’s at this point.

Oliveira has gone head to head with some of the best strikers in the lightweight division. The lightweight division has some of the most elite strikers in the UFC and is one of the most dangerous divisions in the entire sport. Oliveira has had times in all his fights when he out struck Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, and Justin Gaethje in his recent title run and defenses.

Justin Gaethje is known for his striking ability, and Oliveira rocked him in the first 10 seconds of the fight and even knocked him down. Makhachev’s striking is no where close to any of the previous three fighters mentioned, but his ground game and wrestling is one on the best we have ever seen in UFC history.

Gilbert Burns believes that Charles Oliveira may have a hand up in a title fight against Islam Makhachev

“If I was the matchmaker, I would make Islam vs Oliveira for sure,” Burns said in an interview with Helen Yee. “That’s a fight that is very intriguing. I still believe Oliveira can get the win, because his striking. The pressure that he does and the jiu-jitsu. People say all the sambo and hey I got it, but Oliveira is huge for that division…. I think he’s on a different level.”

Burns is ready to see the fight between Oliveira, much like mostly everyone involved in the sport. The only thing that may be holding the UFC back from making the fight at the moment, is the fact that Makhachev has yet to beat a top five ranked fighter in the division. He has also only beaten one top 10 fighter, Dan Hooker on short notice.

Burns himself is coming off an amazing bout against Khamzat Chimaev, that could have easily went either way. Burns is one of the best strikers in his division and he pairs that with phenomenal jiu-jitsu, much like Oliveira does.

UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira – Results

UFC Vegas 55LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira results throughout the night (Sat. May 21. 2022) live from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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, […]

UFC Vegas 55

LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira results throughout the night (Sat. May 21. 2022) live from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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: Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira

Middleweight: Dusko Todorovic vs. Chidi Njokuani

Middleweight: Eryk Anders vs. Jun Yong Park

Strawweight: Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci

UFC Vegas 55 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida vs. Parker Porter

Middleweight: Joseph Holmes vs. Alen Amedovski

Lightweight: Omar Morales vs. Uros Medic

Bantamweight: Vince Morales vs. Jonathan Martinez

Featherweight: Felipe Colares vs. Chase Hooper

Strawweight: Sam Hughes vs. Elise Reed

UFC odds: Holm favored to win decision over Vieira in main event

Holly Holm is favored over Ketlen Vieira in the UFC Vegas 55 main event | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Check out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC Vegas 55 card, where former women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm…


Holly Holm is favored over Ketlen Vieira in the UFC Vegas 55 main event
Holly Holm is favored over Ketlen Vieira in the UFC Vegas 55 main event | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Check out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC Vegas 55 card, where former women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, is favored over Ketlen Vieira in the main event. 

It’s time for another UFC Vegas card as the 55th installment is going down at the company’s APEX facility in Nevada. We’ve goto top-ranked women’s bantamweights gracing the main event when former champ, Holly Holm, tangles with the #5 rated 135-pounder, Ketlen Vieira. Let’s get to the betting odds!

Holm is clocking in as a strong -225 betting favorite, and at that line, a $100 wager stands to see a total payout of $144.44. As for Vieira, she is posted up with an underdog tag of +185, and a $100 gamble on her could potentially earn a return of $285.

The oddsmakers are expecting this one to go all five rounds, and rightfully so. Under the UFC banner, Holm has stopped Ronda Rousey (2015) and Bethe Correia (2017) with a kick to their respective heads, but other than those two instances it’s been nothing but decisions whenever she got her hand raised. Vieira is a decision machine herself. She submitted Sara McMann with an arm triangle back in 2017, but all of her other UFC victories involved the scorecards. The proposition bet ‘Fight goes to decision’ possesses a strongly favored cost of -225, with a +165 comeback on the ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ option.

The betting odds actually have Holly favored to get the job done against Ketlen on points. The prop bet ‘Holm wins by decision’ is trending at -120, while the ‘Vieira wins by decision’ selection is positioned with a hefty underdog value of +400. If you’re curious about the finishing props, there’s ‘Holm wins inside distance’ residing at +330, and then ‘Vieira wins inside distance’ at a much higher offering of +500.

Check out the UFC Vegas 55 betting odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:



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Holly Holm Describes What’s At Stake In Tonight’s UFC Vegas 55 Main Event

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm has explained what will be on the line when she returns to action tonight. After a 19-month layoff, Holm is finally set to resume her quest for a second title reign in tonight’s UFC Vegas 55 main event, which will see her go toe-to-toe with rising contender Ketlen…

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Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm has explained what will be on the line when she returns to action tonight.

After a 19-month layoff, Holm is finally set to resume her quest for a second title reign in tonight’s UFC Vegas 55 main event, which will see her go toe-to-toe with rising contender Ketlen Vieira.

In her last outing, Holm recorded a second consecutive victory with a win against Irene Aldana on Abu Dhabi’s Fight Island. The result set the former champ on her first win streak since her unblemished 10-0 record was tainted by Miesha Tate in 2016.

Having hit her best form since losing the belt, “The Preacher’s Daughter” is looking to cement her place as number one contender, making her next outing crucial in her pursuit of gold.

Holm: I Need This Win To Progress Forward

During UFC Vegas 55 media day on Wednesday, Holm described what will be on the line when she makes her long-awaited return.

As well as her ever-present desire to have her hand raised and avoid defeat at all costs, the 40-year-old sees her clash with Vieira as key in ensuring that she can make her way back to within touching distance of the bantamweight belt.

“I have to win regardless, because I hate to lose anyway. I just hate to lose, period, no matter what’s on the line,” said Holm. “I wanna win the rounds when I’m in training. If I’m in front of two people, if I’m in front of two million, if I’m in front of the whole world, I wanna win. I hate to lose. So, that’s number one, I wanna get in there and I wanna win Saturday.

“But, also, as far as a career, if you don’t win, your next steps and your next options are never as many as you want, or they’re more limited. You take a step back, not a step forward,” added Holm. “So, yes, in the long run, I need this win so I can keep progressing forward, because I wanna get to the belt.”

While Holm has one eye on the championship picture, inserting her name into it will be no easy task. The #6-ranked Vieira has already stalled the resurgence of one former champion in Tate and will be looking to do the same in her second consecutive main event assignment.

Who do you think will emerge victorious in the UFC Vegas 55 main event, Holly Holm or Ketlen Vieira?

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Brunson not happy with USADA after latest infraction

Derek Brunson after he beat Kevin Holland at the UFC APEX. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The UFC middleweight is not happy for a recent ding he got from the USADA app. It sounds like ranked UFC middle…


Derek Brunson after he beat Kevin Holland at the UFC APEX.
Derek Brunson after he beat Kevin Holland at the UFC APEX. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The UFC middleweight is not happy for a recent ding he got from the USADA app.

It sounds like ranked UFC middleweight Derek Brunson got a rude awakening recently, by being flagged for a violation on the US Anti-Doping Agency’s mobile app. Brunson took to Twitter to share his frustration at the situation and reveal that he was dinged for having an ‘unknown whereabouts’.

“[USADA] has to be the worst testing program out,” railed Brunson online. “Imagine trying to handle business outside of the octagon and having to take quick flights to check on properties, having a family and other stuff going on, etc and them giving you failures because you forgot to update the glitchy app. There’s several athletes out here taking peds but no one failing. Giving someone a failed whereabouts isn’t the same as someone failing a ped test…. “

Brunson later added that he had been informed by USADA that he is now the owner of two whereabouts infractions and that a third could result in a two-year suspension.

“They used to have gps tracking, maybe get back the system that worked for fighters!” tweeted Brunson.

Brunson has been with the UFC since 2012. His debut was a unanimous decision over Chris Leben. Since then Brunson has improved his record to 23-8 (14-6 in the UFC).

Last time out he lost, via KO, to Jared Cannonier on the main card of UFC 271. Prior to that he had five fight winning streak, which had launched him within striking distance of a UFC title shot.

Brunson’s last victory was an impressive submission win over Darren Till in the main event of last September’s UFC Vegas 36.

Ketlen Vieira: It’s A Dream Come True To Face Former Champion Holm

UFC women’s bantamweight Ketlen Vieira is excited to have the opportunity to share the Octagon with former champion Holly Holm. At UFC Vegas 55 tonight, two elite 135lbers will collide in the main event. On one side will be Holm, who held gold on MMA’s biggest stage after brutally knocking the then-dominant Ronda Rousey out…

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UFC women’s bantamweight Ketlen Vieira is excited to have the opportunity to share the Octagon with former champion Holly Holm.

At UFC Vegas 55 tonight, two elite 135lbers will collide in the main event. On one side will be Holm, who held gold on MMA’s biggest stage after brutally knocking the then-dominant Ronda Rousey out at UFC 193 in 2015.

Having quickly lost the belt and had a turbulent time in the cage since, “The Preacher’s Daughter” will be looking to extend her current strong form and secure herself a sixth UFC championship fight.

Looking to spoil those dreams will be rising contender Vieira. The Brazilian rose to #6 on the bantamweight ladder last time out with a headline win against the woman who dethroned Holm in 2016, Miesha Tate.

Having already added the name of one former titleholder to her blossoming résumé, Vieira is relishing the opportunity to make it back-to-back in that regard this Saturday in Las Vegas.

Vieira: ‘I Admire Holm A Lot’

During her appearance at UFC Vegas 55 media day on Wednesday, Vieira spoke about what it meant to be chosen for the main event spotlight in back-to-back Octagon outings. She also revealed her admiration for upcoming opponent Holm, describing a bout against the 40-year-old as a “dream come true.”

“I always dreamed about being a main event in the UFC, and now I have the opportunity to do it again with another elite athlete,” said Vieira. “It’s a dream come true for me… I have the chance to face Holly Holm, who is somebody that I admire a lot… I was very grateful when I heard her name.

“I used to watch her fights well beyond I realized my dream to be in the UFC. I watched her fight against Ronda when she shocked the world,” recalled Vieira. “For me, it’s like, a dream come true to be able to face another former champion who I admire so much. I have a lot of faith in myself and this is a great opportunity.”

Vieira will have to put her admiration for “The Preacher’s Daughter” to one side if she’s to take Holm’s #2 placement in the women’s bantamweight division with a win tonight.

While the former champion has been unable to recapture top spot since her reign seven years ago, she still poses the same fight-ending weapons that helped her shock the world back in 2015.

Do you think Ketlen Vieira will add the name of another former champion to her record at UFC Vegas 55?

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