Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Kelly Faszholz vs Ketlen Vieira added to Oct. 1 UFC show

Kelly Faszholz, Ketlen Vieira
The Brazilian network Globo reported yesterday that Kelly Faszholz vs Ketlen Vieira has been added to UFC Fight Night 96 Oct. 1 at the Moda Center in Portland, OR. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. I expect this match to air on the prelims. Kelly lost her UFC debut to Lauren Murphy in February. But I thought she looked pretty good considering that she came in on short notice. She should be much better with a full camp. Kelly is from Santa Rosa, CA. Ketlen signed with the UFC in June. She is from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Her record is 6-0. Most of her fights have been for her home town fed Mr. Cage. So she hasn't even fought for any of the better known Brazilian companies. And there is no decent video footage of her. So it's hard to tell if she's good because the competition level is low. No matter what anyone tries to tell you, the UFC jitters are real. And you can't tell me that a fighter who has only fought in her home town and has never fought on TV isn't going to get the UFC jitters. Shouldn't she have to prove herself in Invicta first? She has finished five of her six fights so that's something. The UFC has had mixed results with unproven Brazilian fighters so it's a bit of a crap shoot.

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