MMA Preview – Mayra Bueno Silva vs Yanan Wu at UFC on ESPN 34
MAYRA BUENO SILVA VS YANAN WU FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 34? Saturday 16th April, 2022 - 23:30 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 34? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 34? Click here for the tickets at the O2 Arena
What channel is UFC on ESPN 34? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 34? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
MAYRA BUENO SILVA VS YANAN WU LOWDOWN
Mayra Bueno Silva (7-2-1) has not won a fight in nearly two years which is surprising considering her talent. Her last with was a ruthless armbar submission on Mara Romero Borella (2020). Since then, she threw a win over Montana De La Rosa (2021) by grabbing the fence and getting a point deducted resulting in a draw. She then met one of the brightest prospects in the division - Manon Fiorot (2021) but got outclassed in a unanimous decision to drop to 2-2-1 in the UFC.
She welcomes back Yanan Wu (12-4) who has only fought three times since 2017. That is when she made her UFC debut where she lost a unanimous decision to Gina Mazany. She returned a year later to pick up her sole UFC win by submitting Lauren Mueller (2018). Almost another year later, she lost a split decision to Mizuki Inoue (2019) and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joselyne Edwards (2021) over a year ago in January.
MAYRA BUENO SILVA VS YANAN WU PREDICTION
The odds are stacked against Wu here who has not fought in over a year and not won since November 2018. Add in the fact that Silva has been active and is simply a better fighter. She is better on the ground and packs a lot of power in her hands and feet with good Muay Thai.
What makes this interesting is that Silva is moving back up to bantamweight which will make her even more powerful and explosive enabling her to control the grappling exchanges and offload more damage on the feet.
Prediction: Silva via Submission - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)