LAS VEGAS – At UFC on ESPN 40, the referee had to verify to make sure Stephanie Egger had tapped Mayra Bueno Silva’s armbar. In the first round of Saturday’s UFC Apex bout between Bueno Silva (9-2-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) and Egger, she felt a tap and chose to let go of it to submit and tell the referee that the fight was finished. After waving the fight off, referee Chris Tognoni requested a review. Bueno Silva is sure that Egger tapped him despite her protests and denials. Only twice has Bueno Silva missed out on a fight at the UFC Apex since joining the UFC in August 2018. As a result, she is hoping to fight in front of a live audience, ideally on the same UFC 281 card as a headliner and fellow Brazilian Alex Pereira, who will be fighting in the main event.
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