Following International Fight Week, the UFC returns to the UFC APEX on Saturday, July 15 for UFC Vegas 77. The main event is a women's bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva.
Former women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes retired after her victory at UFC 289. With the championship vacant, the UFC has yet to decide which two women will fight for the title next. The winner of the UFC Vegas 77 main event will likely earn a title fight.
Despite turning 42 years old in October, Holm has shown little signs of slowing down. Holm has won three of her last four fights and ranks third in the UFC's women's bantamweight division. Holm has stated that she wants to become a champion again before she decides to retire. At UFC 193, Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey to capture the bantamweight title. In her first title defense, Holm was submitted by Miesha Tate at UFC 196.
Bueno Silva entered the fight as the 10th-ranked women's bantamweight. Since moving up to bantamweight from flyweight, Bueno Silva has won three straight fights. The fight against Holm is easily the biggest fight of Bueno Silva's career.
This story will update throughout the night.
UFC Vegas 77 live results [UPDATED]
UFC Vegas 77: Holly Holm vs. Mayra Bueno Silva Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Holly Holm vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Mayra Bueno Silva defeated Holly Holm via submission (standing guillotine choke); Round 2, 0:38
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Bassil Hafez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jack Della Maddalena defeated Bassil Hafez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Ottman Azaitar vs. Francisco Prado
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Francisco Prado defeated Ottman Azaitar via TKO, Round 1 - 4:05
Albert Duraev vs. Park Jun-yong
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jun Yong Park defeated Albert Duraev via submission (rear-naked choke); Round 2, 4:45
Norma Dumont vs. Chelsea Chandler
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Norma Dumont defeated Chelsea Chandler via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Terrance McKinney vs. Nazim Sadykhov
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Nazim Sadykhov defeatedTerrance McKinney via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 1:07
Tucker Lutz vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Melsik Baghdasaryan defeated Tucker Lutz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Viktoriya Dudakova vs. Istela Nunes
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Viktoriya Dudakova defeated Istela Nunes via TKO (Arm Injury); Round 1, 0:34
Austin Lingo vs. Melquizael Costa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Melquizael Costa defeated Austin Lingo (3-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Evan Elder vs. Genaro Valdez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Evan Elder defeated Genaro Valdez via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Tyson Nam vs. Azat Maksum
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Azat Maksum defeated Tyson Nam via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alexander Munoz vs. Carl Deaton
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Alexander Munoz defeated Carl Deaton via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Ailin Perez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Ailín Pérez defeated Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)