Ketlen Vieira Was Emotional After Her Win Over Miesha Tate and Kept Saying “I’m Sorry”

Published 11/21/2021, 11:43 AM EST
EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 09: Ketlen Vieira of Brazil celebrates her submission victory over Sara McMann in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 215 event inside the Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The Brazilian talent, Ketlen Vieira, is slowly emerging as one of the top talents in the UFC women’s bantamweight division. As of November 2021, ‘Fenomeno’ stands seventh in her weight division, and judging from her current form, she is only going higher in the rankings. 

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Viera is an excellent wrestler and also excels as a striker. She packs a powerful punch and is also very accurate when she throws. Ketlen made her UFC debut back in 2016 and has been a force in the promotion ever since. Her current professional fight record stands at 12 wins and only 2 losses. 

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Recently, Vieira stunned the world with her outstanding performance at UFC Vegas 43. The Brazilian took on one of the most experienced fighters on the roster, Miesha Tate, and won the bout by a unanimous decision. Ketlen Vieira displayed some impressive fight IQ and fought with patience and precision. She absolutely outclassed Tate in the striking department. 

This was arguably one of the biggest wins for Vieira, and this will surely get her one step closer to a title shot. After the fight, we saw a very kind side of the Brazilian as she apologized to her opponent and got very emotional after her victory. 

She understood how important this battle was to each of them and displayed some remarkable compassion after her victory. Both fighters respected each other, which is uncommon in the fight business.

Following the bout, Miesha Tate told the media that Vieira was the superior fighter that night and gave her credit where credit was due. This was truly a class gesture from both fighters.

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What’s next for Ketlen Vieira?

Following her victory over Miesha Tate at UFC Vegas 43, it is clear that Vieira’s next opponent will be someone further up in the UFC rankings. She dominated the bout for the most part and completely outclassed the veteran, Miesha Tate.

EDMONTON, AB – SEPTEMBER 09: (R-L) Ketlen Vieira of Brazil celebrates her submission victory over Sara McMann in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 215 event inside the Rogers Place on September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Many believe that her next opponent could be the Mexican fighter, Irene Aldana. Aldana presently stands third in the UFC’s bantamweight division, and she is a win away from a title opportunity. She has already defeated Viera, but the Brazilian appears to be a different fighter now, having come a long way.

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Aspen Ladd, who is ranked sixth in the bantamweight division, is another probable opponent for Vieira. A win against Ladd could put Ketlen in line for a title shot next.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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