This five-round main event takes place at the Apex in Las Vegas, where prelim fights begin at 7 p.m. ET and the main card kicks off at 10 p.m.
While this Holm vs Bueno Silva matchup isn't super electric, the odds are close. As of now, "The Preacher's Daughter" is a -175 favorite over the Brazilian.
Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Odds
|Mayra Bueno Silva||+150|
Odds as of July 13
How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Bueno Silva
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UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Bueno Silva Full Card & Betting Odds
Here's Saturday's lineup in Vegas.
Odds as of July 13
Holly Holm vs Mayra Bueno Silva Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Holly Holm||Mayra Bueno Silva|
|Record||15-6 (8-6 UFC)||10-2-1 (5-2-1 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||17:29||8:50|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||3.17||4.20|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||2.77||4.71|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||0.92||0.38|
Holm vs Bueno Silva Betting Preview: Who Has The Better Chance?
Will Holm finally hit a wall at 41 years old? I don't think so, but let's dig a little deeper and map out a Fight Night betting pick.
How Bueno Silva Wins
I'm always wary of betting on pure grappling specialists. MMA is a complicated sport, and if the jiu-jitsu doesn't work and a fighter has no other route to victory, things get ugly.
"Sheetara" has four UFC wins by submission (she's best on the ground) but she can also generate offense in other ways. Bueno Silva is vicious with her kicks, either to the calves or the midsection. She's a really deceptive striker, too, twisting her legs and arms to strike through an opponent's guard.
Silva is a solid bantamweight. She wins by attacking Holm on the feet, and either falling back on the jiu-jitsu if she gets damaged or using the ground game to secure a stoppage win.
How Holm wins
A durable, well-rounded fighter such as Holm will always get the upper hand versus soft opponents. Unfortunately, she now faces a dangerous finisher in Bueno Silva.
Holm is smart, meaning she won't dive into pretzel-like jiu-jitsu exchanges, and she'll stuff most of the takedowns. I think Holm needs to be wary of the Brazilian's knifing strikes, though.
Holm wins this fight by confusing Bueno Silva on the feet. Stick and move. Clinch. Counter.
Holm vs Bueno Silva Betting Pick
Holm is a legend, no doubt, but I quite like Bueno Silva in this matchup. Sheetara has far more upside, and I'm very intrigued to watch how her striking plays against a thistly opponent like Holm.
Give me Bueno Silva to win (+130) and the fight to go the distance (TBD).