Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira


UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira takes place on Saturday, May 21 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

UFC Vegas 55 Odds

Holly Holm -210
Ketlen Vieira +180

Santiago Ponzinibbio -150
Michel Pereira +130

Chidi Njokuani -125
Dusko Todorovic +105

Tabatha Ricci -200
Polyana Viana +170

Eryk Anders -110
Junyong Park -110

Joseph Holmes -220
Alen Amedovski +185

Jailton Almeida -300
Parker Porter +250

Omar Morales -150
Uros Medic +130

Jonathan Martinez -150
Vince Morales +130

Felipe Colares -110
Chase Hooper -110

Elise Reed -150
Sam Hughes +130

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 55 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 55 is a five-round women’s bantamweight bout between former champion Holly Holm and challenger Ketlen Vieira. Holm has not fought since October 2020 when she won a dominant decision over top contender Irene Aldana. She defeated Raquel Pennington in her fight before that, with her last loss coming to Amand Nunes in July 2019. Although she’s 40 years old, Holm is still one of the top fighters in the division. With her mix of striking acumen to go along with underrated wrestling skills, she can still be an effective fighter this late into her combat sports career. As for Vieira, she is a full 10 years younger at age 30. She is coming off of a decision over Miesha Tate in her last fight where she outstruck her opponent to get the win. I’m not sure she can do that versus Holm, hence Holm being favored.
  • Also on the card is an exciting welterweight bout between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira. Ponzinibbio is just 1-2 since returning to the UFC in 2021 following a three-year layoff, but he remains a dangerous striker. Pereira, meanwhile, has won his last four fights. Although Ponzinibbio is a solid veteran, the much-younger Pereira could be catching him a good time.

Written by Adam Martin.

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