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Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Preview & Picks – Holm To Outpoint Bueno Silva At UFC Fight Night

12 Jul 2023
Leigh Copson 12 Jul 2023
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  • Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva tips for Saturday, July 15
  • Fight taking place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Preview & Picks
  • Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Preview & Picks
  • Holly Holm Form
  • Mayra Bueno Silva Form

Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Preview & Picks

Holly Holm is tipped to slow Mayra Bueno Silva’s rise up the rankings.

Ex-champion Holm has the accuracy and fight IQ to take advantage of Silva’s leaky striking defense.

She is also has the takedown defence to keep the fight standing and outpoint Silva over five rounds.

  • Holly Holm’s last 4 wins have come via decision
  • 6 of Holm’s last 7 fights have gone the distance
  • Mayra Bueno Silva’s 2 career defeats were on points
  • Silva absorbs 4.71 strikes per minute (Holm 2.27)
  • Holly Holm has a 78% takedown defense

Holly Holm Form

Holly Holm is a former UFC women’s bantamweight champion with a professional record of 15-6 (8 KOs).

The former boxing world champion enjoyed the biggest win of her MMA career in November 2015 when she ruthlessly knocked out Ronda Rousey to win the UFC title.

Holm failed to make a successful defence though, tapping out to Miesha Tate in her first defence.

‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ was comfortably winning on the scorecards prior to the finish, and she has struggled for consistency ever since then.

She lost her next fight against Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision, and then lost on points to Germaine de Randamie in a fight to crown the inaugural women’s featherweight champion.

Holm finally ended her drought when she knocked out Bethe Correia in the third round, only to then lose to Cris Cyborg via decision in a featherweight title fight.

The 41-year-old rebounded in her next fight to beat Megan Anderson by decision, only to then get knocked out in the first round when she challenged bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Holm again bounced back quickly, beating Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision.

She then backed that up with a decision success against Irene Aldana, ending a five-year run in which she failed to string together two wins.

Holm failed to make it three-in-a-row as she lost to Ketlen Vieira last year, but she did return to winning ways in March when she bested Yana Santos over three rounds.

Mayra Bueno Silva Form

Mayra Bueno Silva is the #10 contender in the women’s bantamweight division with a record of 10-2-1 (1 KO, 7 Subs).

Silva debuted in the UFC in September 2018, having made a successful appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series.

She won her debut fight, submitting Gillian Robertson in the first round of their fight.

‘Sheetara’ failed to follow it up as she dropped a decision to Maryna Moroz, but she did bounce back quickly with a first round submission of Mara Romero Borella.

Silva went to a majority draw with Montana De La Rose in her next outing, and then lost a unanimous decision to Manon Fiorot.

The 31-year-old Brazilian has not lost since though, reeling off three consecutive wins to climb into the top 10.

She beat Wu Yana by unanimous decision in April 2022, and later that year she submitted Stephanie Egger in the first round.

In her first outing of 2023, Silva extended her win streak to three fights with a second-round submission win against Lina Lansberg.


Mayra Bueno Silva is on the rise, but Holly Holm has the skills to expose her biggest weakness.

Holm is backed to keep the fight standing and pick apart Silva in the stand-up for a decision win.

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