Predictions & Analysis: Holm vs Silva 7/16/2023

Predictions & Analysis: Holm vs Silva 7/16/2023

July 14, 2023


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Holly Holm stands as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA). A former bantamweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, she holds titles across three weight classes. Since first entering MMA back in 2011, Holm’s career has steadily progressed upward; currently ranking No.3 among contenders and eager to return to title fight contention; at UFC APEX this weekend in Las Vegas she takes on Mayra Bueno Silva for a women’s bantamweight fight that could change her status once more.


Bueno Silva has been on a good streak in her division, winning her last three fights by submission finishes. Although she hasn’t faced opponents with quite as much talent as those she faced previously, Bueno Silva has proven herself as a serious threat at 135-pounds. Bueno Silva possesses excellent power and athleticism for striking, while her ground game boasts top-level Jiu Jitsu skills.


Holm’s next opponent will likely be one of her toughest tests yet; it will be exciting to witness her take on one of the world’s premier grapplers like Silva. Holm has recently sharpened her wrestling and looks more comfortable in grappling exchanges; using her size and strength advantage during standup battle should give her an advantage in terms of striking volume.



Bueno Silva landed an impressive 3.17 significant strikes per minute but allowed 1.94 takedown attempts per minute from her opponents. She must improve her defensive wrestling to compete with Holm while being more methodical on the mat and seeking ways to take down opponents more often.


Holm is an exceptionally deadly fighter from her back. She boasts an outstanding clinch game and can finish her opponent via heel hook or guillotine choke, giving them little hope of escape. Both fighters possess experience fighting across five rounds and are capable of producing quality performances.


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Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Fight Information


  • Date: 07/16/2023
  • Time: 12:45 AM ET
  • Location: UFC Apex.
  • How to Watch Holm vs Silva : ESPN+
  • Live Stream: BT


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