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Holly Holm Looks to Make a Comeback Against Mayra Bueno Silva

Holly Holm looks to make a comeback against rising contender Mayra Bueno Silva in the women’s bantamweight division. Can Holm fill the void left by Amanda Nunes’ retirement? Find out in this UFC Fight Night showdown.

The women’s bantamweight division is wide open following Amanda Nunes’ retirement. Holly Holm, a former UFC champion and perennial contender, looks to overcome rising contender Mayra Bueno Silva on Saturday night. An impressive showing goes a long way in a division without a champion.

Holm’s Journey

Holly Holm’s journey in combat sports has been nothing short of extraordinary. The decorated Hall of Fame boxer made the switch to mixed martial arts in 2011 and quickly rose to prominence. In 2015, she delivered an iconic head-kick knockout of Ronda Rousey to capture the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.

Since then, Holm has faced several setbacks, falling short in four subsequent title fights. However, she has always remained within striking distance of another opportunity. Now, with the division wide open, Holm aims to fill the void left by Nunes’ retirement.

The Rise of Mayra Bueno Silva

Mayra Bueno Silva has emerged as a jolt of energy in the women’s bantamweight division. With four stoppages in four UFC appearances, including three armbars and a kneebar, she has proven to be a formidable force.

Bueno Silva dropped down to 135 pounds and has since gone undefeated with a perfect 3-0 record. Confident and determined, she aims to prove that she deserves the vacant title shot over other contenders like Juliana Pena and Raquel Pennington.

UFC Fight Night Card

Fight Weightclass Odds
Holly Holm vs. Mayra Bueno Silva Women’s Bantamweight Favorite: Holly Holm -170, Underdog: Mayra Bueno Silva +145
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Bassil Hafez Welterweight Favorite: Jack Della Maddalena -500, Underdog: Bassil Hafez +380
Francisco Prado vs. Ottman Azaitar Lightweight Favorite: Francisco Prado -115, Underdog: Ottman Azaitar -105
Junyong Park vs. Albert Duraev Middleweight Favorite: Junyong Park -160, Underdog: Albert Duraev +135


In the main event, Holly Holm faces off against Mayra Bueno Silva. Holm’s constant evolution and improved wrestling make her a formidable opponent. However, Bueno Silva’s impressive offensive jiu-jitsu off her back poses a threat.

Holm’s success lies in her ability to stay on the outside, tally up points, and potentially land her patented head kick. With her strong defensive skills and experience, Holm is a tough challenge for Bueno Silva.

While Bueno Silva has a great submission game, her takedown rate and mixed record with the judges could be her downfall. Holm’s experience and savvy make her the favorite in this matchup.

Prediction: Holly Holm via unanimous decision.

reference: www.cbssports.com