UFC on ESPN 49: Holly Holm to face Mayra Bueno Silva in the main event, Preview, Fight Card, Where to Watch, Venue, Tickets

Former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm seems to have put her struggles behind her as she enters her upcoming fight against Mayra Bueno Silva.

Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva [Image Credit Twitter@UFC]
By Mohit | Jul 10, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm seems to have put her struggles behind her as she enters her upcoming fight against Mayra Bueno Silva. After experiencing a rough patch following the loss of her title in her first defense against Miesha Tate, Holm has turned things around with a 3-1 record since 2020, including a recent victory over Yana Santos in March. As she prepares to headline the event, the question arises: Could a post-fight bonus be in Holm’s future?

It has been more than five years since Holm last received a post-fight bonus. However, her recent performances indicate that she is back on track and could potentially earn herself some extra recognition with an impressive showing against Silva. The former boxing champion has displayed her resilience and determination to regain her winning form. A victory in the headlining bout would undoubtedly be a significant milestone in her career.


Mayra Bueno Silva has been on an impressive run of her own. With back-to-back submission wins over Stephanie Egger and Lina Lansberg, the latter of which earned her a $50,000 bonus, Silva has quickly climbed the ranks and now finds herself in a main event matchup against a former champion. With the opportunity to secure her fourth consecutive victory, Silva will undoubtedly bring her best to the fight.

The clash between Holm and Silva promises to be an intriguing matchup. Holm’s experience and striking prowess, combined with Silva’s recent success and grappling skills, create a compelling dynamic inside the cage. Both fighters have much at stake and will be looking to make a statement in this high-profile bout. A standout performance from either fighter could warrant recognition from the UFC and potentially result in a well-deserved bonus. However, in the end, it will come down to their performance on fight night and their ability to seize the moment.

Fight Card

Main Card

  • Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva
  • Albert Duraev vs Junyong Park
  • Walt Harris vs Josh Parisian
  • Chelsea Chandler vs Norma Dumont
  • Ottman Azaitar vs Francisco Prado
  • Terrance Mckinney vs Nazim Sadykhov

Prelims Card

  • Melsik Baghdasaryan vs Tucker Lutz
  • Viktoriya Dudakova vs Istela Nunes
  • Melquizael Costa vs Austin Lingo
  • Evan Elder vs Genaro Valdez
  • Azat Maksum vs Tyson Nam
  • Carl Deaton vs Alexander Munoz
  • Ashlee Evans-Smith vs Ailin Perez

Where to Watch

You can watch this event on ESPN and ESPN+

Venue for the UFC Apex

UFC Apex Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

How to buy tickets for UFC Apex

To buy tickets online go to www.ufc.com/tickets

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