Mayra Bueno Silva submits Holly Holm with a ninja choke, solidifying her position as a top contender in the women’s bantamweight division. Norma Dumont continues to impress at 145 pounds. Jack Della Maddalena secures a split-decision victory, and Philip De Fries dominates as the KSW heavyweight champion.
Mayra Bueno Silva made a statement in the UFC on ESPN 49 headliner by submitting Holly Holm with a second-round ninja choke. This impressive victory solidifies her position as one of the top contenders in the wide open women’s bantamweight division.
Silva’s signature win has propelled her to the No. 4 spot in Sherdog’s latest divisional rankings. Her submission skills and impressive performance have caught the attention of the MMA world.
In the same event, Norma Dumont showcased her skills at 145 pounds with a unanimous decision win over Chelsea Chandler. This victory marks Dumont’s fifth featherweight win, making her the record holder for the most wins in the history of the division. Despite an uncertain future for the weight class, Dumont has a strong claim to the belt and currently maintains the fourth spot in the rankings.
Jack Della Maddalena faced a tough challenge from short-notice opponent Bassil Hafez but managed to secure a split-decision victory. Maddalena’s win extends his winning streak to five fights at 170 pounds, solidifying his No. 15 ranking.
Meanwhile, Philip De Fries continues to dominate as the KSW heavyweight champion. He secured his ninth successful title defense with a submission win over Szymon Bajor. De Fries, often overlooked in the sport, rises to the No. 13 spot in the heavyweight rankings.
These impressive performances at UFC on ESPN 49 have shaken up the rankings and set the stage for exciting future matchups in the women’s bantamweight and heavyweight divisions.
|Mayra Bueno Silva||Submitted Holly Holm|
|Norma Dumont||Defeated Chelsea Chandler (Unanimous Decision)|
|Jack Della Maddalena||Defeated Bassil Hafez (Split Decision)|
|Philip De Fries||Submitted Szymon Bajor|