UFC Vegas 22 has suffered some setbacks due to some unfortunate circumstances. The fight card is not as stacked as it was a few days ago. However, this can be an exciting night of fights and the outcome of Bruno Silva vs JP Buys does nothing but prove the above-mentioned notion.
Bruno Silva was coming off two consecutive losses. Silva was yet to secure a win in the UFC flyweight division since his debut at UFC 243. On the other hand, JP Buys was making his UFC debut after a phenomenal performance on Dana White Contender’s Series.
The fight was a crucial one for both the fighters involved especially Bruno Silva. The Brazilian fighter was on verge of getting cut from the organization as he did not have a single win before tonight. But, Silva shined under the bright lights securing arguably the biggest win of his career at UFC Vegas 22.
WOULDN'T BE DENIED 😤
🦴 @BrunoBuldogUFC finishes the newcomer in RD 2!
— UFC (@ufc) March 21, 2021
The fight was full of action as long as it lasted. However, it seemed that Silva had the upper hand against the debutant JP Buys. Silva was the busier of the two on the feet and his accuracy in striking was certainly impressive tonight. Silva threw 37/61 significant strikes with an accuracy of 60%.
Silva also seemed the better grappler when the fight went to the ground. At 2:56 seconds of round 2, the referee decided to stop the fight when Bruno Silva knocked out JP Buys with a vicious right hand.
Bruno Silva secures his first UFC victory
With this win, Silva has secured his first win in UFC and improved his MMA record to 11 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, Buys suffered a third loss in his MMA career. However, fans can expect to see Buys compete again inside the octagon as he does seem like a promising talent in the flyweight division.
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Former UFC bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo made his presence felt in the UFC Apex as he was cornering his teammate, Bruno Silva for his fight tonight. And it can be said that training with one of the greatest flyweight of all time has helped Bruno Silva a lot as he secures a KO win at UFC Vegas 22.