Mayra Bueno Silva excited to fight in front of fans after a long time

Mayra Bueno Silva shares her thoughts on fighting in front of a crowd.

by Aryan Lakhani
Mayra Bueno Silva excited to fight in front of fans after a long time
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The women’s vacant UFC bantamweight will soon be under someone’s possession. Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington will fight for the prestigious belt that was vacated by Amanda Nunes. Bueno Silva is very thankful for the opportunity, not only because she’s getting a title shot but also because she’s going to fight in front of a massive crowd after a very long time.

On 20th January, the women’s bantamweight division will have a new champion and it will be very interesting to see who claims the belt.

Mayra Bueno Silva on fighting in front of a large crowd

Recently on MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca podcast, Mayra Bueno Silva reflected a little on her terrifying knee injury and explained how excited she is to fight in front of a crowd.

“To get fans on their feet with every punch, every move, every takedown, that’s priceless,” Silva said, as quoted by “That’s incredible. I’m way more anxious to experience that again, to see the crowd again, than about the actual fight.

I’m very happy for that”. “When I found out I was going to fight Raquel I thought it was going to be in Vegas,I was happy too because Vegas is where I did my whole UFC career, but when I found out it was going to be in Toronto I realized, damn, we’ll have a crowd again, I’ll meet fans again.

I wake up every day thanking God for my life and for the opportunity He’s giving me”.

Mayra Bueno Silva on her knee

“I felt my knee wasn’t OK [against Robertson] but still kept fighting because I was at home, I was with my people, and they were screaming, I would never give up.

I probably wouldn’t be able to come back for the second round because I couldn’t even stand still, but as I was there, in that first round, I gave my all because fans were happy. It was a party in my backyard, and there’s no way I would let them down”.