This Saturday’s UFC 222 pay-per-view event is set to feature the highly anticipated return of Cat Zingano when she battles undefeated prospect Ketlen Vieira.
Zingano (9-2) returns from an almost two-year layoff following back-to-back losses to Ronda Rousey and Julianna Pena. The 35-year-old will be searching for her first career victory since 2014, she has previously beaten some of the best fighters in the world including Miesha Tate, Raquel Pennington and reigning UFC champ Amanda Nunes. The “Alpha” hopes a victory on Saturday will lead her to another fight against Nunes, this time for the title.
Vieira (9-0) is by far one of the most exciting prospects in the entire division and has earned herself wins over Kelly Faszholz, Ashlee Evans-Smith and most notably in her last showing, a second-round submission over Sara McMann. The 26-year-old believes she is the best in the world and plans to prove it by taking out Zingano and then winning herself the bantamweight belt.
UFC 222 takes place this Saturday March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card featuring Zingano vs. Vieira will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.