The women’s bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira claimed a unanimous decision win against Pannie Kianzad and has put herself a few steps closer to getting a title shot. Viera is currently ranked 4th in the competitive division, and it will be interesting to see who she ends up fighting next.
Vieira cannot picture Juliana Pena as a title challenger again, as she thinks Raquel Pennington deserves it more. After the recent win, Vieira has now updated her professional record to 14-3. In no time, we will find out who will fight next for the vacant women’s bantamweight belt.
Ketlen Vieira on the title match
During the post-fight press conference, Ketlen Vieira spoke about the next title shot and explained why she thinks Juliana Pena does not deserve to be next. Vieira then reflected on her victory and acknowledged that it was going to be a tough fight.
“I think Raquel Pennington deserves it. She’s coming off five wins,” Vieira said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “A lot of people think that I beat her, but I’m not here to cry over that. I do think that she deserves it.
But Julianna Peña – it doesn’t make too much sense for someone coming off a loss to be fighting for the title”. Vieira further said: “I see myself as the person that if you want to get to the belt, you have got to get through me,” “You really show how good you are, your worth, when you fight on the ground – not just when you land a lucky shot or a lucky knockout.
I knew it was going to be a tough fight. I knew she was going to come in strong, and I knew it was going to be three rounds. I don’t feel I’m better than anyone, but I showed that I’m better over three rounds”.