Ketlen Vieira vs Cat Zingano •
Vieira made her promotional debut on October 1, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson in Portland, Oregon, United States. She faced Kelly Faszholz ultimately edging out her opponent to win by split decision. On the post fight interview, Vieira explained her difficulty with weight cutting for this fight. Two days prior to the scheduled fight, she needed to drink one liter of water to provide a urine sample to USADA, which interfered with the process of her weight cut prior to the USADA visit.
She took on Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis on April 15, 2017.After three rounds, the judges handed the victory to Vieira via unanimous decision with the score board of (29-28, 30-27, 29-28).
Vieira was originally expected to face Sara McMann at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017. However, the fight was moved to UFC 215 on September 9, 2017.Vieira won the bout via arm-triangle choke submission in the second round
. She fought Miesha Tate on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.Zingano defeated Tate by TKO in the third round.The bout was named Fight of the Night.
As the winner of the bout, Zingano was set to become a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18 against Ronda Rousey and be the next challenger for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.However, on May 28, it was announced that Zingano was out as coach/opponent for Rousey
After nearly a year and a half away from the sport due to injury, Zingano returned to the Octagon in the fall of 2014. She faced Amanda Nunes on September 27, 2014 at UFC 178. win via TKO in the third round.
A matchup between Ronda Rousey and Zingano took place at UFC 184 for the women's bantamweight title. Zingano was quickly submitted in the fight's opening seconds.
Zingano returned to face Julianna Peña at UFC 200 on July 9th, 2016. She lost the match by decision, with judges all returning 29-28 scores in favor of Peña.
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