MMA Preview – Montana De La Rosa vs Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Vegas 20

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MONTANA DE LA ROSA VS MAYRA BUENO SILVA FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 20? Saturday 27th February, 2021 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 20? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 20? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 20 on? BT Sport 3

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 20? 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!

MONTANA DE LA ROSA VS MAYRA BUENO SILVA LOWDOWN

Montana De La Rosa (11-6) did well just to get two fights in last year with all the cancellations. She dominated Mara Romero Borella to a unanimous decision which was a great response to her first loss in the UFC eight months prior when Andrea Lee bagged the unanimous decision. Unfortunately, De La Rosa fell on the wrong side of a unanimous decision again in her last fight against Viviane Araujo.

Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1) also fought twice last year winning one and losing one and it was the first time we saw her since 2018 when she submitted Gillian Robertson on her UFC debut. However, it was a rusty return losing a unanimous decision to Maryna Moroz but she got back to normal with a merciless submission over Borella.

MONTANA DE LA ROSA VS MAYRA BUENO SILVA PREDICTION

Do not expect a striking masterclass here as they are grapplers by trade. De La Rosa is a wrestler who actively looks for submissions and Silva is a jiu-jitsu specialist which on paper at least, will create an awkward fight.

We could see De La Rosa rely on her wrestling to assume top control defending Silva’s submission attempts off her back or their grappling could cancel each other out to create a limp striking battle.

The only likely finish is a Silva submission with a close decision also likely if De La Rosa tries to wrestle for three rounds or they decide to strike but this is tough to predict.

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