Karine Silva wins technical fight against Ariane da Silva at UFC Las Vegas 91 and continues her rise in flyweight

Athlete surpasses compatriot and takes important step towards the top 10 in the category led by Alexa Grasso

Karina Silva fighting in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/X @UFCNews

Flyweight promise (up to 56,7kg.), Karina Silva got the better of the Brazilian confrontation against Ariane da Silva. Featured in UFC Las Vegas 91, held this Saturday (27), the fighter went through a confrontation marked by technique and was superior to her rival. After three rounds, the athlete was declared the winner in a unanimous decision.

The triumph represents an important step for Karine in the division led by Alexa grasso. In addition to maintaining her unbeaten record in the organization, the Curitiba native is getting closer to a place in the top 10.

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Overpowered in the show, Ariane showed resistance, but was unable to impose her pace. The athlete had a sequence of three positive results ended.

Technique show in Las Vegas

The fight began with Karine taking the initiative in the confrontation. After throwing jabs, straight shots and kicks, Karine took down and managed to take her compatriot to the ground. Karine continued to have the advantage and was looking for a submission. Ariane managed to resist her opponent's pressure and reversed the position. The round ended with Ariane in an advantageous position.

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In the second round, Ariane started to combine more blows and surprised her opponent with a high kick. Karine responded and the challenge became frank. Afterwards, Karine managed a takedown and reached the back. Ariane managed to turn around, but her opponent was in total dominance. Near the final minute, Ariane surprised by risking an ankle lock. Karine later managed to escape and got to her feet. Almost at the end of the stage, a high kick from Karine shook Ariane. Again, Karine took her compatriot to the ground and tried for the submission.

The last round began with the athletes measuring strength in the center of the octagon. Karine came to blows after a direct shot from her rival, but recovered afterwards. Halfway through the stage, Karine started to press her opponent against the bars, but Ariane managed to get away. In the final stretch of the fight, it was Ariane's turn to put pressure on the bars. Almost at the end of the fight, Karine managed a providential takedown. Ariane managed to stay on her feet, but was knocked down again. Karine managed the result until the clash ended.

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UFC Las Vegas 91 results

MAIN CARD 

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Alex Perez derrotou Matheus Nicolau by knockout at 2m16s of R2

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Bogdan Guskov derrotou Ryan spann by technical knockout at 3m16s of R2

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Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Karina Silva derrotou Ariane da Silva in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Jonathan Diniz derrotou austen lane by knockout at 2m12s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): david onama derritiy Jonathan Pearce in the decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Welterweight (up to 77,1 kg): Uros Medic derrotou Tim means by technical knockout at 2m09s of R1

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Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Victor Henry derrotou Rani Yaya by technical knockout at 2m36s of R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Austin Hubbard derritiy Michal Figlak in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Don'Tale Mayes defeated Caio Machado in the unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Ketlen Hot derrotou Marnic Mann in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Chris Padilla finished James Llontop with a rear naked choke at 4m33s of R1

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ivana Petrovic finished Na Liang with a hand triangle at 1m29s ​​from R3

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Maheshate Hayisaer derrotou Gabriel benitez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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