Maira Bueno Silva, who defeated Holly Holm last weekend at UFC on ESPN 49 in Las Vegas, displaced the former UFC champion from third place in the women’s bantamweight division, rising seven positions in the organization’s official rankings.
The Preacher’s Daughter, who lost to the Brazilian by guillotine choke at the beginning of the second round, moved two lines down, completing the top five of the division.
The updated rating is published on the official website of the organization.
Thus, Bueno Silva is only ahead of former UFC title contender Raquel Pennington and former divisional champion Julianne Peña, who are the most likely candidates for the vacant belt vacated by retired Amanda Nunes.
The only Russian woman in the list of the best fighters in the women’s lightest division is Yana Santos, who is in eighth place in the top ten.