Women’s flyweight action at UFC Vegas 11 found Mara Romero Borella in desperate need of a win. The Italian fighter had lost three straight in the octagon, and was likely on her last life against Mayra Bueno Silva. Silva was 1-1 inside the octagon, with her win over the talented Gillian Robertson, the winningest fighter in the weight class.
Silva was in just her second fight since an extended layoff, during which she had undergone knee surgery.
Borella opened up Saturday’s affair with a jab, then drove Silva into the cage before throwing her down, hands clasped. Borella found herself in an active guard, however, as Silva threatened with an arm-bar and triangle. Borella, meanwhile, slipped in some hammerfists. However, in something of a critical mistake, Mara Romero Borella hopped to hang out way too long in Silva’s guard. The Brazilian, not surprisingly a strong fighter on the ground, continued to throw up the submission attempts. Eventually, one took. Borella found her arm trapped which in a triangle, and was soon forced to tap!
🇧🇷 Bueno Silva locks in the armbar from the triangle positon!
— UFC (@ufc) September 19, 2020
A disappointing end after a good start for Borella, who has now lost four straight inside the octagon. As for Silva, she’s back in the win column after a loss to Maryna Moroz last time out.
Official Result: Mayra Buena Silva def. Mara Borella Silva by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 2:29