Mayra Bueno Silva wants the women's bantamweight division to be spotlighted

Mayra Bueno Silva shares her thoughts on fighting for the vacant belt.

by Aryan Lakhani
Mayra Bueno Silva wants the women's bantamweight division to be spotlighted
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Mayra Bueno Silva is a few inches away from flipping her career around forever; on 20th January, either Bueno Silva or Raquel Pennington will capture the vacant UFC women's bantamweight belt. Bueno Silva believes the UFC isn't very loud about the women's bantamweight division.

In an attempt to fix that and secure some limelight, she is ready to give her absolute best. Bueno Silva seems to be very confident in her skills and abilities as a fighter and can foresee getting her hands raised on 20th January.

Whoever loses this fight could most likely fight Juliana Pena, who is expected to come out of recovery.

Mayra Bueno Silva on fighting for the vacant belt

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Marya Bueno Silva shared her thoughts on fighting for the belt and explained why she thinks she's better than Raquel Pennington.

"I am the champion – I am the chosen one," Silva said, as quoted by "This division is not a great division. The UFC is not talking too much about the bantamweight division. They talk about Ronda or they talk about Amanda.

They don't talk about this division. This division used to be a big division in the UFC. Now I feel I can do this".

Mayra Bueno Silva compares herself with Raquel Pennington

"She has good boxing, she has a good clinch – she's tough, she stay in the top five for a long time.

But I believe I'm better than her in everything. My jiu-jitsu is better, my boxing is better, my wrestling is better, but she's very tough. She's very dangerous. Her fights are great fights, but they're not very exciting. I believe my style is different.

My style is more dangerous and exciting for everybody. I promise I will give a big show. My focus now is on Saturday night, but of course, when I win, I want to fight in Brazil".