LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 04: (R-L) Karine Silva of Brazil punches Poliana Botelho of Brazil in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 04, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Welcoming Karina Silva to the octagon at UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday was fellow Brazilian Poliana Botelho.

The women’s flyweight match-up featured on the Fight Night event’s main card and saw Botelho returning to action after over a year on the sidelines. Silva, meanwhile, was debuting after winning her way into the promotion on Dana White’s Contender Series.

Botelho was off to a good start with more success on the outside with a lot of kicks. Silva was throwing some kicks as well catching up to Botelho. Silva more busy throwing in the first but as accurate as Botelho. Silva landed a big right hand and fell right into top position for a recorded takedown. Botelho was showing good movement but got caught. Silva locked in a darce choke as Botelho was adjusting and it was tight and Botelho tapped.

Karina Silva def. Poliana Botelho by D’arce choke, round 1, 4:55

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