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UFC Vegas 43: Ketlen Vieira outclasses Miesha Tate in the main event

LockerRoom Team
23 November 2021

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VIEIRA VS TATE also known as UFC Vegas 43 aired live in Asia on Sunday, November 21 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The event was dominated by many grappling hot prospects who showed stunning technique and grinding power.

Women's bantamweight contenders #7 Ketlen Vieira and #8 Miesha Tate went five rounds toe-to-toe and was surprised with a contest fought mostly on the feet. The fight went back and forth, Vieira scoring with counters and mounting the damage, and winning the unanimous decision. Vieira said,

"I'm here to fight the best, and Miesha Tate is one of the best of all time. She was setting up the takedown and I did not want to be taken down... I felt confident in the last two rounds and let my game go. I'm going to be the champion one day."

In the welterweight co-main event, grappling took the spotlight as undefeated prospect #14 Sean Brady kept his record pure against #6 Michael Chiesa. Chiesa's punching was on point, but Brady's ability to take him down was superb. After earning the unanimous decision, Brady said,

"All week I was saying how much the pressure was getting to me... but I think I proved I belong to be here. I grapple with the highest level grapplers and they always ask my coach, 'What school did that kid wrestle at?' I never wrestled a day in my life. This is just what I do and I'm the best at it. I want one of these main events!"

On the prelims, China's own UFC Academy graduate Shayilan gave an excellent account of himself in his second Octagon appearance against veteran Sean Soriano, his strong wrestling acumen on full display. Takedowns, control, and ground strikes earned Shayilan the unanimous decision win, and he said,

"Fighters in the UFC are from different countries and they are the best in the world. For me to get here, it took a lot of effort, and this win means so much to me. I wanted to get the fight won inside the distance, but I'm still glad I got the win. 2022 is going to be a different year for me, I'm going to improve, and you'll see a different Shayilan."


  • Fight of the Night: Davey Grant vs Adrian Yanez
  • Performance of the Night: Taila Santos


  • Ketlen Vieira def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)


  • Sean Brady def. Michael Chiesa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


  • Taila Santos def. Joanne Wood via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:49 of the first round
  • Rani Yahya def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Adrian Yanez def. Davey Grant via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)


  • Pat Sabatini def. Tucker Lutz via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Rafa Garcia def. Natan Levy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Loopy Godinez def. Loma Lookboonmee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Cody Durden def. Aoriqileng via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
  • Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. Sean Soriano via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Luana Pinheiro def. Sam Hughes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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