Maira Bueno Silva defeats former champion Holly Holm in UFC breakout

On Saturday, Maira Bueno Silva faced a big opportunity to face former bantamweight champion Holly Holm.

She made the most of it. The 10th-place bantamweight contender made short work of Holm at UFC Fight Night, securing a second-round submission victory in the main event with a standing guillotine choke.

Holm grabbed Buena Silva and caged her just 15 seconds into the round. But Bueno Silva slipped out of her grasp and landed a chokehold with a guillotine. Hill couldn’t escape. She played 38 seconds into the second round and Buena Silva scored the biggest win of her career against the third-place fighter in the division.

She got off to a good start on the Saturday before the submission, and some observers scored close in the first round. 10-9 in her favor.

With this victory, 31-year-old Buena Silva improves to 11-2-1 in MMA, including a UFC record of 6-2-1. This victory was her fourth in a row in the UFC and her third consecutive submission. She now shares the longest winning streak in the division with second-place finisher Raquel Pennington.

For the 41-year-old Holm, it was another heavy blow after her 2015 peak when she defeated Ronda Rousey with a head kick for the bantamweight title in one of the most shocking results in the history of the sport. Hill is 5-7 after this win, including a loss to Miesha Tate in her next fight to relinquish the championship.

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