Women’s bantamweight action will take place at a UFC Fight Night card on February 18, 2023.
Lina Lansberg (10-7) is expected to face Mayra Bueno Silva (9-2-1) at the event, currently set for the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cageside Press recently confirmed the booking with a source familiar with the situation, following an initial report by AgFight.
The match-up brings together two fighters on distinctly different trajectories of late. Brazil’s Silva has won her last two outings, picking up wins over Wu Yanan and most recently, Stephanie Egger. The Yanan fight marked the return to bantamweight for “Sheetara,” and also earned her Fight of the Night honors. Against Egger, Bueno Silva picked up an arm-bar submission win in little over a minute.
Lansberg, on the other hand, has been mired in a slump that has seen her drop decisions to Sara McMann, Pannie Kianzad, and Karol Rosa. “The Elbow Queen” has not won a fight since a 2019 decision victory over TUF 28 winner Macy Chiasson. Now 40, the Swedish fighter has posted a 4-6 record overall since joining the UFC in 2016, when she was brought in for a catchweight fight with Cris Cyborg.
The UFC’s February 18, 2023 Fight Night card currently has the following match-ups reported:
- Nazim Sadykhov vs. Evan Elder
- Billy Goff vs. Themba Gorimbo
- Juancamilo Ronderos vs. Clayton Carpenter
- Joe Solecki vs. Benoît Saint-Denis
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov
- Jim Miller vs. Gabriel Benítez
- William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Lina Länsberg vs. Mayra Bueno Silva