UFC Vegas 55 Holm And Vieira: Prelims Odds Predictions, Picks

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Joseph Holmes against Alen Amedovski in the Middleweight Division

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Joseph “Ugly Man” Holmes TALE OF THE TAPE Alen Amedovski 26 Age 34 6’4″ (193cm) Height 5’10” (178cm) 80.0″ (203cm) Reach 74.0″ (188cm) United States Nation Macedonia SFS MMA Team American Top Team Rome 7-2-0 Record 8-2-0 -195 BET NOW

Odds +165 BET NOW

This is a fun matchup between two fighters who are coming off a loss and who always look for an early finish. Holmes won multiple victories by winning all the American regional scenes, while Amedovski was successful in Europe. Amedovski was also awarded two knockouts by Bellator, before joining UFC. He lost both his fights. Holmes also featured on the contender series and Fury FC 53: Lookin for a fight, where he won by submission and knockout respectively. Both fighters will display a “kill or be killed” attitude. Look out for the fight.

Our Pick

Joseph Holmes by KO/TKO/DQ in round 1 (+450)

Jailton Almeida vs Parker Porter – Heavyweight Division

Jailton “Malhadinho” Almeida TALE OF THE TAPE Parker Porter 30 Age 37 6’3″ (191cm) Height 6’0″ (183cm) 79.0″ (201cm) Reach 75.0″ (191cm) Brazil Nation United States LG System Team Underdog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 15-2-0 Record 13-6-0 -600 BET NOW

Odds +435 BET NOW

Jailton Almeida moves up from light heavyweight to heavyweight for this fight, which means he will not have to drain himself physically during fightweek and can just focus on gameplanning. In between MMA fights, “Malhadinho”, has been competing in Jiu Jitsu contests. He has won numerous matches by submission. The Brazilian is also a dangerous fighter with multiple first-round finishes by knockout. Parker Porter currently has a 3-1 record, while his opponent’s have a 10. Porter is a heavyweight who uses his weight to win grappling matches and make decisions. This could work in his favor this fight. Porter, a strong striker and able to keep up with top fighters in the division is something that he’s proven time after time in his fights. It’s difficult to believe that Almedia will finish the first round on the ground considering his age, athleticism, and Jiu Jitsu abilities.

Our Pick

Jailton Almeida by submission in round 1 (+150)

Omar Morales vs Uros Medic – Lightweight Division

Omar “Venezuelan Fighter” Morales TALE OF THE TAPE Uros “The Doctor” Medic 36 Age 29 5’11” (180cm) Height 6’1″ (185cm) 74.0″ (188cm) Reach 71.0″ (189cm) Venezuela Nation Serbia Hard Knocks 365 Team Kings MMA 11-2-0 Record 7-1-0 -135 BET NOW

Odds +115 BET NOW

Uros “The Doctor” Medic, suffered his first pro mixed martial arts defeat in his last fight vs Jailin Turner, where he was submitted via rear-naked choke in the first round. The prospect from Serbia had been on a tear, finishing every opponent except one in round 1. Omar Morales also just lost his second fight of his career. Robert Pearce submitted him in round two. Morales, despite his recent loss has proven that he can be a strong and resilient fighter who is capable of taking heavy shots while moving on. This should be a fierce battle between both fighters who are looking for the win. As usual, Medic will be looking for a quick win.

Our Pick

Uros Medic by KO/TKO/DQ in round 1 (+450)

Jonathan Martinez vs Vince Morales – Bantamweight Division

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Jonathan “Dragon” Martinez TALE OF THE TAPE Vince “Vandetta” Morales 28 Age 31 5’8″ (173cm) Height 5’7″ (170cm) 69.5″ (177cm) Reach 68.0″ (173cm) United States Nation United States Different Breed MMA Team American Free Fight MMA 15-4-0 Record 11-5-0 -235 BET NOW

Odds +190 BET NOW

Jonathan Martinez enters this bout on a two fight win streak and has shown he is an all around solid fighter steadily climbing his way up the UFC ladder. His wins are largely decided by his ability to control the arena. Vince Morales has also been a strong performer in UFC. He currently holds a win streak of two, his latest win being a first round knockout victory over Louis Smolka. Martinez should be able to control his distance and avoid Morales’s powerful strikes. He is currently on a two-fight win streak in the UFC.

Our Pick

Jonathan Martinez by judges decision (-105)

Chase Hooper vs Felipe Colares – Featherweight Division

Chase “The Dream” Hooper TALE OF THE TAPE Felipe “Cabocao” Colares 22 Age 28 61’0″ (185cm) Height 5’8″ (173cm) 75.5″ (192cm) Reach 69.5″ (177cm) United States Nation Brazil Combat Sport and Fitness Team Team Nogueira 10-2-1 Record 10-3-0 +155 BET NOW

Odds -180 BET NOW

Chase Hooper has put together a great resume for such a young age going 10-2-1 at just 22 years of age. He is a skilled grappler and his physical abilities are lacking. Felipe Colares, his opponent made quite a name on Brazil’s regional scene before he joined the UFC in undefeated form. He currently has a record of 2-3 in promotion, but he is not yet finished with his mixed martial arts professional career. Colares has the advantage of being physically stronger and he is training at Nogueira so it seems unlikely that Hooper can secure submissions before round 3.

Our Pick

Felipe Colares by judges decision (+150)

Elise Reed vs Sam Hughes – Women’s Strawweight Division

Elise Reed TALE OF THE TAPE Sam “Sampage” Hughes 29 Age 29 5’3″ (160cm) Height 5’5″ (165cm) 63.0″ (160cm) Reach 64.5″ (164cm) United States Nation United States Kickside Martial Arts Team Catalyst MMA 5-1-0 Record 6-4-0 -155 BET NOW

Odds +135 BET NOW

Despite looking great in her last fight vs Istela Nunes, Sam Hughes was on a three fight losing streak previous to that and has gone 1-3 so far in the UFC. Elise Reed was also a former champion in Cage Fury. She won the fight against Cory McKenna, which resulted in a split decision. Elise Reed is a better fighter overall and has a good record. She has also shown great finishing skills as well as the ability of hanging in there with top-level opponents. Sam Hughes may try to score a few takedowns, but Reed will have the strike department under control. Is it possible to win two consecutive wins?

Our Pick

Elise Reed by judges decision (+100)

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UFC Vegas 55 Information Event UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Vieira Location UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Date / Time Saturday 21’st May – 18: 00 ET How to watch ESPN, ESPN+

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