A top-10 matchup at Women's Bantamweight has just been booked for July 15 in an undetermined location and arena. Former Champion Holly Holm will face Mayra Bueno Silva in the main event slot, per Ariel Helwani.
This fight takes place in the Women's Bantamweight (135 lbs) division.
Holly "The Preachers Daughter" Holm holds a professional record of 15-6 (8-6 UFC) and is ranked #3 in the Women's Bantamweight division. She holds notable wins over Ronda Rousey, Megan Anderson, and Irene Aldana.
Mayra "Sheetara" Bueno Silva holds a professional record of 10-2-1 (5-2-1 UFC) and is ranked #10 in the Women's Bantamweight division. She has credible wins against Gillian Robertson, Wu Yanan, and Lina Länsberg.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Holly Holm is still strong in her UFC career at forty-one years old. The Former Women's Bantamweight Champion is 3-1 in her last four bouts, with her only defeat in these losses being a controversial split decision to Ketlyn Viera. In her last bout, Holm returned from kidney surgery in March 2023, taking on Yana Santos in the co-main event. She had a dominant performance, winning all three rounds utilizing her elite striking and wrestling. Holm will be looking for another shutout performance in her eighth main event outing to progress to a title shot.
Mayra Bueno Silva is heading into her first UFC main event with a three-fight win streak, including two submission finishes. She first secured a unanimous decision against Wu Yanan, and proceeded to submit Stephanie Eggar with an armbar. In her last outing, Bueno Silva kneebared Lina Länsberg in the second round to bring her winning streak to three. Holm will be the biggest name she's faced in her career, and she'll be looking to use her elite grappling to secure the victory against the veteran.
This is an important fight in the Women's Bantamweight division, with the winner likely securing a top-5 opponent next. Who do you have winning this one? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know your prediction in the comments below.