UFC on ESPN+ 56: Tate vs Vieira - Card Preview - 11/20/21
UFC stays close to home this weekend for another ESPN+ fight night card at the Apex Centre. Headlining this one is former champion, Miesha Tate, as she welcomes top prospect, Ketlen Vieira. This bout was supposed to go down a few weeks ago but had to be rescheduled when Tate got Covid. This will be her second fight since coming out of retirement at the beginning of the year. She is coming off of a 3rd round TKO win over Marion Reneau, which many believe was a soft ball match up to propel Tate into the rankings.
Vieira is definitely a jump up in competition as she’s 5-2 under the UFC banner and sit’s 7th in the rankings to Tate’s 8th (if you care about those sort of things). Gamblers have corrected the wide opening odds on this fight and currently the match sits close to even.
If last week’s card is any indication, we don’t necessarily need a lot of starpower to produce some thrilling fights so let’s hope this one does the same. There are a few very well booked matches on this one that I recommend not missing. Michael Chiesa vs Sean Brady, Rani Yahya vs Kyung Ho Kang, and Davey Grant vs Adrian Yanez (all fights currently on the main card) should be awesome. I would be very surprised if they don’t deliver. Take a look at the lineup below:
Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate
Michael Chiesa vs. Sean Brady
Rani Yahya vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Joanne Wood vs. Taila Santos
Davey Grant vs. Adrian Yanez
Tucker Lutz vs. Pat Sabatini
Rafa Garcia vs. Natan Levy
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Lupita Godinez
Fares Ziam vs. Terrance McKinney
Cody Durden vs. Qileng Aori
Sean Soriano vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke
Luana Pinheiro vs. Sam Hughes