UFC Vegas 43: Miesha Tate vs Ketlen Vieira – Unofficial Prizes

We all know a crash must happen sooner rather than later. Just hope it won’t be too dramatic. There’s no easy way: UFC Vegas 43 is not a good card.

10 out of 11 competitions have come to a decision. And while the final battle doesn’t automatically make it bad, changing flavors is key to serving up a multi-course meal. It took nine battles until that change happened; At that time, the mood for the evening was already set.

The main event between Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira took place at a very deliberate pace. It wasn’t a bad fight – there was even some mess that created some excitement – but it wasn’t the fight needed to salvage the mood of the evening. My first instinct isn’t to call it the worst card of the year, but I can’t think of another card that really competes for the title either.

Determining what kind of event that was, I’ll reluctantly offer a recap of the evening’s best and worst with my Unofficial Awards….

For an audio recap of the event, click here.

Biggest jump in stock:

Taila Santos slapped Joanne Wood with an RNC.

Taila Santos slapped Joanne Wood with an RNC.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

It’s the obvious choice between the two fighters, but I’m choosing Taila Santos than Sean Brady. Brady’s performance was enough to help him win over an already established talent in Michael Chiesa, but Santos tore through Joanne Wood as if she were wrapping paper. Santos not only guarantees just end the night with RNC, she also gets a kill pair. Wood simply cannot handle the power that Santos is bringing. Just over a year ago, a win over Wood was enough to secure a championship for Jennifer Maia. It probably won’t be enough for Santos to get a shot against Valentina Shevchenko, but it should give an idea of ​​where Santos will be in the big picture with the win.


The biggest reduction in stock:

UFC Fight Night: Wood v Santos

Joanne Wood walks to the cage at UFC Vegas 43.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

I hate pointing Wood because I picked Santos as my biggest gainer, but there’s no denying that she’s lost more ground than the likes of Tate or Chiesa. The loss was the Syndicate MMA fighter’s third in her last four fights, after she was scheduled to fight Shevchenko for the title at one point last year. Now, she looks like a janitor. Knowing she will turn 36 next month, it seems Wood is at the back of her career — unlikely to return to consideration as a title contender. With all the hype surrounding Wood when she first entered the UFC, it’s fair to question whether her run could be considered a disappointment.


Start importing Resume:

UFC Fight Night: Shayilan v Soriano

Sean Soriano hitchhiked, thanks to Shayilan Nuerdanbieke.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

Wouldn’t it be crazy to see the UFC continue Sean Soriano around for another fight, but his 0-5 Octagon record is hard to ignore. I get that the record has two periods, but his fight with Shayilan Nuerdanbieke appeared to be his easiest contest to date and Soriano was short eliminated. No longer a youthful prospect, there is little incentive for the UFC to keep him around when there are so many championship young wolves to stand a chance.

Fair to Sam Hughes, she was called to the UFC earlier than I would have liked and the matchmakers weren’t supportive of her on who they were going up against. Her most recent loss – letting her lose 0-3 in the UFC – was her most win yet, but Luana Pinheiro was considered one of the tournament’s hottest prospects about a year ago. At 29, Hughes is young enough to return to the organization, but the conjecture here is that that’s not going to happen.


Saved their work(s):

UFC Fight Night: Shayilan v Soriano

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke celebrates his 43rd win at UFC Vegas.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

Since his UFC debut was so bleak, Nuerdanbieke or need an entertaining performance or a win. It wasn’t the most exciting fight, but it was a win, so the youngster could get around. Considered by many more his victory over Soriano’s downfall than anything spectacular by Nuerdanbieke, that wasn’t all that promised. Regardless, I’m sure he’ll replace it.


Biggest WOW moment:

Taila Santos connects on Joanne Wood with a large right hand.

Taila Santos connects on Joanne Wood with a large right hand.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

There are not many considerations for this position. Adrian Yanez and Davey Grant had a hell of a fight, but I wouldn’t say it well enough to say that the whole damn fight was a WOW moment. So, Santos drops wood As fast as she did must be the moment of greatest surprise. Wood has always been considered an enduring warrior. After all, those two times she was visit Santos are the first two times she has been officially eliminated in her UFC career. Even if it’s not exactly known for their power punchers, it’s still 14 fights against some of the best women in the world.


The most friendly chat:

Michael Chiesa takes on Sean Brady before their UFC Vegas 43 bout.

Michael Chiesa takes on Sean Brady before their UFC Vegas 43 bout.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

It’s not unusual to see fighting fish talking to each other in the cage, and I don’t mean trash talk. If a fighter is caught cleanly, but still sane enough to admit that they have been hit, you will often find them telling the opponent that it was a nice shot. Kind of. There’s a little bit on another level to Chiesa said to Brady “Felder doesn’t lie. You are quite strong,” as Brady leaned back against the fence. It caused laughter from both competitors, showing the close friendship between them, even when they were physically harming each other. Jokes between people fighting in a meaningful basketball competition. Sometimes it’s hard to conceive in an MMA competition. Regardless, I’m happy to see it.


Highest Decision Rate:

Ketlen Vieira celebrates her decisive win over Miesha Tate.

Ketlen Vieira celebrates her decisive win over Miesha Tate.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

The event doesn’t set the record for most decisions in a single event – UFC 263 has 11 – but with 10/11 fights going to the judges, it does set the record for proportion of matches going to judges’ score sheet. I take it as a reminder that whatever comes up must come down. After all, arguably the UFC just had its best three straight tournaments in terms of action. That’s not to say it’s the worst card of all time, but it’s a great comedy.


The worst trash talk:

Cody Durden celebrates after defeating Aori Qileng.

Cody Durden celebrates after defeating Aori Qileng.
Photo by Mike Roach / Zuffa LLC

Perhaps the most talked about moment in the event has nothing to do with a war, or at least in the course of a war. After a tough victory, Cody Durden He decided he didn’t want anyone to remember his performance in the cage when he said “I know it’s going to be difficult, but I have to send him back to China, where he comes from”, alluding to His opponent is Aori Qileng. Durden tried to defend himself both in his post-match press conference as well as on Twitter, but no one seemed willing to buy his claims. Some of his past tweets didn’t help his career. I don’t want to dig too deep into this, as politics seems to be dominating the scene today, but Durden’s statement feels incredibly stupid. In short, Durden considers himself a bigot.


The most method:

Pat Sabatini searches for RNC on Tucker Lutz.

Pat Sabatini searches for RNC on Tucker Lutz.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

On a night of staged performances, Pat Sabatini done in the most methodical manner of all. Each round, Sabatini brought Tucker Lutz to the ground and controlled him for long stretches, seeking submission. There’s nothing flashy about his victories, focusing on a high level of basic wrestling and grappling throughout the competition. This kind of performance won’t guarantee Sabatini any new fans, but it’s the kind of dominance that could make him someone opponents will be reluctant to sign to the dotted line facing off.


Best new leaves:

Davey Grant trades blows with Adrian Yanez.

Davey Grant trades blows with Adrian Yanez.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

Davey Grant spent six years in the UFC as a recurring appearance without causing much excitement when viewers saw his name on the card. However, in the past two years, he has completely changed a new leaf. From five appearances in those first six years, he’s fought four times in the past 48 months. And while that’s a significant increase in regularity, even better is the fact that Grant received a Performance Bonus in each of those matches. Even when Grant showed up at the short end of the stick on Saturday night, against the hyped Yanez, Grant pushed him in a way that the young prospect remains unmotivated in his UFC run.


Anytime, Anywhere, Anywhere:

Loopy Godinez celebrates after defeating Loma Lookboonmee.

Loopy Godinez celebrates after defeating Loma Lookboonmee.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

Lupita Godinez broke the modern-day UFC record for the fewest days passed in about three fights, doing so in just 42 days. In a sport where many participants regularly bring up the idea of ​​fighting anyone, anytime, anywhere, that seems rare. As a result, Godinez is creating a nice foundation for a fan base that is willing to stick with her for truly living that creed, even if it hurts her to accept it. accepted the flyweight fight last month. Here’s hoping it also builds some credit within the organization. Uncle Dana tends to stick around for the long haul – check out Sam Alvey – and I can’t see why Godinez wouldn’t be one of them at this point.


Least interesting opponent:

& nbsp; Ketlen Vieira vs Miesha Tate for a decisive win & nbsp; at UFC Vegas 43

Ketlen Vieira gives a speech after defeating Miesha Tate.
Photo by Chris Unger / Zuffa LLC

No disrespect intended for Vieira, but if this win brings her into the negotiations as a potential challenger for Amanda Nunes, she’s one of the least interesting contenders. in any tournament. Tate may be a former champion, but she’s not too far off to retire in four years. Her last win before that was against Sijara Eubanks, who went 2-4 at bantamweight before returning to flyweight. Before that, his most recent win came back in spring 2018. She doesn’t have the background or style to excite fans, so I don’t see Uncle Dana excited to bring her in. a title fight. She could take a title no matter what, just because of a lack of new challengers, but there’s a long way to go if Vieira can pull together at least one thrilling victory down the road.

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