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UFC on ESPN+ 64 live results: Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira

Former bantamweight champion Holm returns from a lengthy layoff to battle Vieira in a potential title eliminator in Las Vegas.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 64: Holm vs. Vieira, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC closes out their month of May before taking next week off with another event inside their home base at the UFC Apex, with this event headlined by the return of a former champion following a long layoff.

Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm returns to action for the first time in over 17 months to take on Ketlen Vieira in a potential title eliminator bout in the bantamweight division. Holm fights for the first time since a decision win over Irene Aldana in October 2020, which was her second straight win. Vieira is looking to score her second straight win following a win over former champion Miesha Tate in November. The winner of this could be next in line for a title shot in the women's bantamweight division.

In the co-main event, it is a welterweight bout that promises explosive action as Santiago Ponzinibbio takes on the wild-and-crazy Michel Pereira. Also on the main card is a middleweight bout between Chidi Njokuani and Dusko Todorovic, and a middleweight bout that sees Eryk Anders battling Jun Yong Park.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Women's Strawweights- Elise Reed (5-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Sam Hughes (6-4, 1-3 UFC)

Reed lands a right hand. Reed with a leg kick. Reed connects with a combination and Hughes lands a counter left hand. They both land in close range and Hughes pushes it against the fence in the clinch. Hughes working hard for the takedown against the fence. They break and Hughes with an elbow on the break. Reed with a side kick. They trade right hands. They trade and Reed lands more and Hughes pushes it against the fence again and scores the takedown. Hughes works from the top then stands and lands a leg kick and lets Reed up. They clinch against the fence. Hughes with some knees late. 10-9 Hughes.

Reed throws a flurry but Hughes grabs the body lock and gets a takedown and is in side control. Hughes with some elbows from the side as she's keeping Reed planted on the mat. Hughes still working from the top as she moves inside the full guard of Reed. Reed is hunting for an opening for a triangle choke but Hughes playing good defense as she remains on top. Hughes moves to the half-guard and is looking to go back to side control. Hughes gets to the full mount as Reed has not much defense on the bottom. Hughes with some punches from the top at the end of the round. 10-9 Hughes, 20-18 Hughes.

Hughes gets an early takedown, but they get up, and then Hughes gets another takedown and is in side control. Reed has the neck and is trying for a choke but Hughes is in the wrong position for her to get it. Hughes gets back to the mount but moves back to side control. She gets the mount back and starts landing punches and elbows and keeps pouring it on and Chris Tognoni stops it. Big finish by Hughes for her first UFC stoppage win.

Official Result- Sam Hughes def. Elise Reed by TKO (strikes) at 3:52 of Round 3

> Featherweights- Chase Hooper (10-2-1, 2-2 UFC) vs. Felipe Colares (10-3, 2-3 UFC)

Colares with a body kick as Hooper lands a left hand. He lands another and they tie up but Colares gets the throw takedown and they work to their feet. They break. They trade kicks and Hooper lands a left hand. They scramble to the mat and Hooper grabs the back and has an arm trapped. Hooper lands a left hand and Colares spins into the guard of Hooper. Colares with some big hammerfists from the top. Hooper looks for the leg and Colares blatantly grabs the cage and they are stood up and Colares gets a warning. Hooper shoots for the takedown but Colares reverses it to the top. Hooper looks for the leg and they scramble and Hooper on top then scrambles to the back. Hooper with punches from the back. They get to their feet and Hooper gets a takedown. Hooper with hammerfists from the top. Hooper with some short elbows and looks for the neck. He lets go and is on top and lands some big punches as they stand. 10-9 Hooper.

They clinch up and Hooper has the body lock. Hooper gets it down but ends up on the bottom as he searched for a leg. They scramble up. They remain tied up and Hooper pulls guard and Colares lands some from the top. Hooper lands some from the bottom. They roll around and Colares is on top and has the crucifix position and lands an elbow. Hooper is able to sweep to the top and is in side control and gets the back and is landing punches. Hooper with a strong close to the round. 10-9 Hooper, 20-18 Hooper.

Hooper lands and scores a takedown to start the third. They get up ad Hooper has the leg and gets it down and is rolling for the back. Hooper spins to side control and lands a couple of hammerfists. Hooper with some elbows from the top. Hooper landing big shots from the top as he has the mount and it is stopped. What an impressive showing from Hooper.

Official Result- Chase Hooper def. Felipe Colares by TKO (strikes) at 3:00 of Round 3

> Bantamweights- Jonathan Martinez (15-4, 6-3 UFC) vs. Vince Morales (11-5, 3-3 UFC)

Martinez with a leg kick. He lands another. He lands another. Martinez with a body kick. Morales tries to land to the body but eats a counter jab from Martinez. Martinez landing more as the round goes on, especially with the leg kick. Morales lands in a flurry. Martinez with more leg kicks. Martinez with a leg kick after Morales went for the body. Martinez lands another leg kick. Martinez with a jumping knee late. 10-9 Martinez.

Martinez lands some leg and body kicks. Martinez lands a few punches. Martinez with a leg kick. He lands another as Morales is circling around. They trade some punches. Martinez with a nice combination that included a knee and a left hand on the end. Morales goes for a late takedown but Martinez defends. 10-9 Martinez, 20-18 Martinez.

Martinez with a high kick early in the third. Morales closes the distance but is getting hit by Martinez when he comes in. Martinez with a left hand. Martinez with a body kick. Martinez lands a left hand. They trade in close range. Morales with a left hand. Morales lands a right hand but eats a leg kick from Martinez. Martinez gets a takedown. They get to their feet and Martinez gets a big takedown but Morales is able to reverse to the top in the guard of Martinez. Morales throws some punches. 10-9 Martinez, 30-27 Martinez.

Official Result- Jonathan Martinez def. Vince Morales by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Lightweights- Omar Morales (11-2, 3-2 UFC) vs. Uros Medic (7-1, 1-1 UFC)

Medic throws a high kick but Morales blocks it. Medic lands to the body early. Morales with a right hand. Morales throws a combo. Medic with a body kick then a high kick. They both swing left hands but miss. Morales with a right hand. Morales with a combo ending with a leg kick. Medic with a jab. Morales with a body kick and Medic returns a body kick. Medic with a leg kick. Morales with a leg kick. Medic with a body kick. Morales with a combination to the body. Medic rocks Morales late but the horn saves it. 10-9 Medic.

Medic throwing and landing kicks to start the second. Morales with a leg kick. Medic with a leg kick. He lands a combo with leg kicks and left hands. They trade punches. They trade leg kicks. Morales with a right hand. They trade in close range and Morales lands a head kick. Medic drops Morales with a left hand and Morales quickly gets up. He lands two more lefts and Morales goes back down and it is stopped. What a finish by Medic!

Official Result- Uros Medic def. Omar Morales by TKO (punches) at 3:05 of Round 2

> Heavyweights- Jailton Almeida (15-2, 1-0 UFC) vs. Parker Porter (13-6, 3-1 UFC)

Almeida goes right for the takedown as he pushes Porter against the fence. He is able to get the takedown. Almeida working from the half-guard and lands some punches. Almeida with some ground-and-pound from the top. Porter has yet to land a single strike as he has the neck but Almeida pops out and lands more punches from the top. Almeida with more punches from the top. Almeida grabs the neck and locks in a rear-naked choke and Porter taps. An absolutely dominant showing from Almeida.

Official Result- Jailton Almeida def. Parker Porter by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35 of Round 1

> Middleweights- Joseph Holmes (7-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Alen Amedovski (8-2, 0-2 UFC)

Holmes landing punches and kicks early as Amedovski is trying to load up his punches. Amedovski lands the jab. Holmes drops Amedovski with a knee and lands a punch but Amedovski gets up. Holmes gets Amedovski down and locks in a rear-naked choke and Amedovski taps. What an impressive showing from Holmes.

Official Result- Joseph Holmes def. Alen Amedovski by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:04 of Round 1

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> Middleweights- Eryk Anders (14-6 1 NC, 6-6 1 NC UFC) vs. Jun Yong Park (13-5, 3-2 UFC)

Anders coming forward and lands a couple of left hands and they clinch against the fence. Park has the neck as Anders has it pushed against the fence. Park lands a groin strike and we have a brief timeout. They get back to action and Anders pressing forward and lands some left hands as he shoots for the takedown. They break and Anders lands. Park with a leg kick. Park with an inside leg kick. They both connect with punches. Park with a body kick and Anders with a left hand and body kick. They have a wild exchange at the end of the round after Anders got a takedown. 10-9 Anders.

They trade to start the second and Anders gets the takedown. He gets the back of Park as they stand. They break. Park with a left hand and leg kick. Park lands a right hand. They trade nice shots. Anders lands a left hand. Park lands a nice right hand. Anders shoots for the takedown against the fence. They break. Park lands a nice combo. Anders lands a knee to the groin of Park and we have a timeout. They trade as they get back to action. They trade inside the pocket. Anders goes for a takedown against the fence. They separate and Anders with some left hands and he pushes it back against the fence. Anders with a left hand. Anders gets the takedown and jumps on the back as they get to their knees but slips off. Park lands a knee. Another close round. 10-9 Anders, 20-18 Anders.

They're trading to start the third and Park pushes it against the fence. They're both landing against the fence. Anders lands a left hand and Park starts to land and hurts Anders. They then start trading and both are landing pretty evenly. Anders is trying for takedowns as he's grabbing the leg and pushing it against the fence. They break and Anders lands to the body. Park with a leg kick and then another. They trade leg kicks. Anders with a body kick and left hand and Park lands a right hand. Anders tries a takedown but Park defends. Park with a combo inside the pocket and he lands a nice uppercut. Anders with a high kick and Park lands at the end. Close fight. 10-9 Park, 29-28 Anders.

Official Result- Jun Yong Park def. Eryk Anders by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Women's Strawweights- Polyana Viana (12-4, 3-3 UFC) vs. Tabatha Ricci (6-1, 1-1 UFC)

Viana with a body kick. They trade and Viana jumps up for the standing guillotine and they go to the mat with Ricci on top. Ricci stands and lands some leg kicks as Viana is on her back. She keeps landing leg kicks and then Viana is ordered up. Ricci lands the double jab. Ricci gets a takedown. Ricci with some punches from the top. They get warned to have more action and Viana lands from the bottom. Viana landing a lot from the bottom. Ricci postures up and stands at the end and lands a leg kick. 10-9 Viana.

Viana with a body kick. Ricci lands a right hand. Viana lands the jab. Ricci throws some punches but misses on them. Ricci with a leg kick. They trade in close range as Viana backs Ricci up with some punches. Viana with a spinning back fist. Ricci gets a takedown but Viana is being active off the bottom. Ricci gets up and works her way inside the closed guard of Viana. Ricci with some body punches. Ricci stands and Viana is laying on her back. Viana with a kick to the leg and she is ordered up. Viana lands a left had and a body kick. Ricci gets a takedown and ends the round on top. 10-9 Ricci, 19-19.

They trade to start the third and Ricci pushes it against the fence as they battle for underhooks. They break and are trading and Ricci gets a takedown. She's in the guard but stands and postures up and looks to get back inside the guard. Ricci with leg kicks as Viana is laying on her back. Viana is ordered to her feet. Viana lands a left hand. Ricci tries a takedown but Viana is able to reverse it to where she's on top. They stand but Ricci picks Viana up and puts her on her back. Ricci stands and lands some leg kicks. Viana is just staying on her back. Ricci with a leg kick. 10-9 Ricci, 29-28 Ricci.

Official Result- Tabatha Ricci def. Polyana Viana by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Middleweights- Chidi Njokuani (21-7 1 NC, 1-0 UFC) vs. Dusko Todorovic (11-2, 2-2 UFC)

They trade high kicks to start. Njokuani just misses a right hand and Todorovic looks for the takedown but Njokuani sprawls. Njokuani looks for the D'Arce choke but switches to a guillotine choke. He lets go and they scramble to the fence. Todorovic takes the back as they stand. Todorovic drags it to the knees but they stand. They remain clinched against the fence. They trade knees. Todorovic is trying hard for the takedown. Njokuani with a knee. Njokuani with some knees to the body and he has the back of Todorovic standing. Njokuani with another knee to the body then he lands a big elbow that knocks Todorovic out cold! What a finish by Njokuani!

Official Result- Chidi Njokuani def. Dusko Todorovic by knockout (elbow) at 4:48 of Round 1

> Welterweights- #14 Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-5, 10-4 UFC) vs. Michel Pereira (27-11 2 NC, 5-2 UFC)

Lots of movement to start this fight out. Pereira with a combo and we have an eye poke by Ponzinibbio. They get back to action and Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Pereira with an overhand right. Pereira comes forward and about lands but lets go of Ponzinibbio when he had the chance to grab the body lock. Pereira with the jab. Pereira with a leg kick. Ponzinibbio missing on his shots as Pereira is getting just out of the way. Pereira with a leg kick and lands a right hand. Pereira lands a right hand that stuns Ponzinibbio for a second. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Pereira with a body kick. Pereira with a combo. They trade right hands. 10-9 Pereira.

Pereira lands to start the second. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with a big body kick. Pereira just misses a massive right hand but lands a knee to the body. Pereira with a left hook. They trade in close range. Pereira with a left hand. Ponzinibbio lands a jab then a right hand. Pereira with a left hand. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Ponzinibbio lands a nice left hand. Pereira with a left hand as well. Pereira lands a punch that puts Ponzinibbio off balance. Pereira with a nice combination. Pereira with another combo. Ponzinibbio gets a brief takedown. 10-9 Pereira, 20-18 Pereira.

Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with a head kick then lands a right hand. Pereira with a leg kick as he's avoiding the shots of Ponzinibbio. Ponzinibbio then lands a left hook. Ponzinibbio with the jab. Ponzinibbio lands a combo then is backed up as Pereira lands some short punches. Pereira with some jabs to the body. They're swinging for the fences. Pereira lands a body kick. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick then a jab. They trade jabs. Pereira with some body shots. They're both swinging for the fences. Ponzinibbio lands a left hook. They're both landing in wild exchanges. They both land late. Great fight. 10-9 Ponzinibbio, 29-28 Pereira.

Official Result- Michel Pereira def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

> Women's Bantamweights- #2 Holly Holm (14-5, 7-5 UFC) vs. #5 Ketlen Vieira (12-2, 6-2 UFC)

Holm with a leg kick. Vieira lands a leg kick. They clinch against the fence and Holm reverses position and lands a knee and left hand. They trade knees and Vieira is trying for a takedown but Holm is defending and they just remain tied up against the fence. Holm continuing to land knees to the body as she has Vieira pinned against the fence. Vieira lands some knees to the body and they briefly go to the mat but stand and Holm with more knees to the legs. 10-9 Holm.

Vieira with a high kick after Holm lands a leg kick. Holm with some leg kicks as she avoids the counter attack from Vieira. Vieira with a right hand. Holm lands a combo but Vieira gets a big takedown. They get to their feet after not much happens. Holm looking for the takedown as Vieira is attacking the standing guillotine. Vieira has a standing choke in and it was in tight and Holm was turning purple but she escaped. Holm as the advantage against the fence and she lands some left hands and an elbow. 10-9 Vieira, 19-19.

Holm with a leg kick. Vieira lands a leg kick. Holm lands a left hand but eats a right hand from Vieira. They clinch against the fence. They break after not much happens. Holm with a side kick. They clinch back up and Vieira lands some knees to the body. They break. They keep throwing and clinching for a second. Holm with a side kick. Vieira lands a nice right hand. 10-9 Vieira, 29-28 Vieira.

Both are landing to start the fourth. Holm lands a combo but eats a right hand from Vieira. Holm with a leg kick. Vieira lands a combo. Holm with a high kick. Holm with a combination. Holm with a side kick and Vieira falls to her butt but gets up and eats another high kick from Holm. They clinch against the fence. They quickly break. Holm with a side kick. Vieira lands a nice combination. Holm with a body kick. Holm with her patented running combination. Holm with a late flurry. 10-9 Holm, 38-38.

Vieira with a leg kick. Vieira with a head kick. Vieira lands a spinning elbow. Holm with a left hand. Holm with a side kick. They clinch and Holm lands an elbow on the break. Vieira with a right hand and Holm connects before they clinch. They break and Holm lands some front kicks. She lands another then a leg kick. Holm with a left hand and Vieira lands an uppercut. Holm tries for a takedown and pushes it against the fence. They remain tied up and Holm as the control advantage. Holm lands as they break. Vieira tries a takedown but Holm easily defends. Holm trying a late takedown but runs out of time. 10-9 Holm, 48-47 Holm.

Official Result- Ketlen Vieira def. Holly Holm by split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)