In the early part of the first round, Silva landed a low kick while Holm responded with a head kick in an even start.
Holm backed Silva to the cage but both made it to the middle after a tense opening round.
However, the fight was over in a matter of minutes. Silva managed to make her way into a ninja choke, as she pushed Holm onto the cage.
As the pair grappled, Silva secured Holm by the neck and got a choke, as she secured a win in just 38 seconds into the second round.
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) July 16, 2023
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“I do what I said. Now I want the belt because I deserve it. Nobody finish like me. I deserve the belt. Hey Julianna Pena, let’s go. I deserve this, you deserve this. The people deserve this. I finish my fights. I give a show for everybody
“This belt is my belt. This belt is Amanda’s belt. This belt is a Brazilian belt. This is for Amanda Nunes. This is for my country. Recently I found myself in a huge, huge depression. I thought that life was not worth it anymore.
“That being alive was no longer important. I found these people here and I found that girl right there. She’s been there all along. This might happen to you. If you have any issues, find somebody, go and talk, reach out to somebody.
“The victory is always there, it’s not lost. Go for it, reach out and talk to someone,” Silva
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Alex Munoz def. Carl Deaton via a unanimous decision: 30-26, 30-27, 29-28
Ailin Perez def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via a unanimous decision: 30-25, 30-25, 30-26