Bueno Silva enters UFC title picture

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Mayra Bueno Silva submits Holly Holm in second round of fight.

LAS VEGAS — Mayra Bueno Silva submitted No. 3 ranked bantamweight Holly Holm in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Bueno Silva on Saturday at UFC Apex.

It was Bueno Silva’s fourth consecutive victory and earned her a performance bonus.

Bueno Silva locked in a ninja choke 38 seconds into the second round to place herself in the conversation for a bantamweight title shot, which is vacant. 

“I want a belt because I deserve it,” said Bueno Silva in the Octagon. “Nobody finishes like me. I deserve the belt. Hey Julianna Pena, let’s go. I deserve this. You deserve this. The people deserve this. I am the new face (of the division). I finish my fights. I give a show for everyone.”

In the semi-main event, welterweight Jack Della Maddalena defeated Bassil Hafez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). The fight earned fight of the night honors.

In a lightweight bout, Francisco Prado defeated Ottman Azaitar by TKO in the first round. At middleweight, Park Jun-yong defeated Albert Duraec via rear naked choke.  In a women’s featherweight bout Norma Dumont took home a unanimous decision victory over Chelsea Chandler. 

In the opening bout of the main card, Nazim Sadykhov choked out Terrance McKinney at 1:07 of the second round.

UFC Preliminary Card Results

  • FEATHERWEIGHT: Melsik Baghdasaryan defeated Tucker Lutz by unanimous decision (29-28 all scorecards).
  • WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT: Viktoriya Dudakova def. Istela Nunes by TKO (arm injury).
  • FEATHERWEIGHT: Melquizael Costa def. Austin Lingo by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27). 
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Evan Elder def. Genaro Valdez by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28).
  • FLYWEIGHT: Azat Maksum def. Tyson Nam by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Alexander Munoz def. Carl Deaton by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28).
  • WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT: Allin Perez def. Ashlee Evans-Smith by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26).