At the age of 41, Holly Holm might not have much more time left at the pinnacle of the MMA landscape. Despite this, after her decisive victory against Yana Santos in March, “The Preacher’s Daughter” remains one of the top players in the sport. Following the recent retirement of Amanda Nunes, Holm finds herself among the potential contenders for the vacant 135-pound championship.
A victory over the rising star, Bueno Silva, could put Holm within a single triumph of securing the title she last won seven years ago.
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Mayra Bueno Silva, who remains undefeated at bantamweight, ended a less successful stint at flyweight last year. The Brazilian star then shifted her focus back to the 135-pound division. Since then, “Sheetara” has had an impeccable record, notching three consecutive wins, including back-to-back submission finishes. A win over Holm could propel Bueno Silva up the ranks and put her in a position for a title shot.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 77 Live Blog
Who are the main contenders in the UFC Vegas 77 women’s bantamweight event?
The main contenders in the UFC Vegas 77 women’s bantamweight event are Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva.
At what age is Holly Holm currently competing?
Holly Holm is competing at the age of 41.
What could be the potential outcome for Holly Holm if she wins against Mayra Bueno Silva?
If Holly Holm wins against Mayra Bueno Silva, she could be one victory away from reclaiming the 135-pound title, which she last won seven years ago.
How has Mayra Bueno Silva performed recently?
Mayra Bueno Silva has had an impeccable record since moving back to the 135-pound division, earning three straight victories, including back-to-back submission finishes.
Who retired recently from the women’s bantamweight division, opening up a chance for a new champion?
Amanda Nunes recently retired from the women’s bantamweight division, opening up a chance for a new champion.