Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Mara Romero Borella set for Sept. 19 UFC event in Las Vegas

Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Mara Romero Borella set for Sept. 19 UFC event in Las Vegas

A flyweight bout between Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Mara Romero Borella is a done deal for a UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 19 in Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting.

The event is expected to feature a highly anticipated welterweight clash between former champion Tyron Woodley and ex-interim titleholder Colby Covington in the main event.

Silva (6-1) looks to get back on track after a “Fight of the Night” defeat to Maryna Moroz at UFC Brasilia in March, the first fight of the Dana White’s Contender Series’ prospect since suffering a serious knee injury sustained in her victorious UFC debut against Gillian Robertson in 2018.

Borella (12-8, 2 no-contests) scored both of her octagon victories against Brazilian opponents, submitting Kalindra Faria before winning a decision over Taila Santos, but then lost three in a row against Lauren Murphy, Montana De La Rosa and Cortney Casey.

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