Top-ten ranked atomweight Silvania Monteiro returns to action this Saturday

This Saturday at Aspera FC 57, an exciting atomweight contest will go down when top-ten ranked Silvania Monteiro takes on undefeated prospect Mayara Thays.

Silvania Monteiro returns to action this Saturday.

Monteiro (8-2-0) is the number-nine ranked atomweight fighter in the world, according to the WMMA world rankings. The 30-year-old has yet to lose to a fighter who competes in the same division as her. She is one of the most highly regarded prospects in the division, and made the transition to mixed martial arts following a very successful BJJ career. The Brazilian has finished five fights by way of submission, however she is also a danger on the feet, as proven during her last showing when she knocked out Indianara Machado at just 1:43 of the first round.

Thays (2-0) is also from Brazil. The 24-year-old made her professional MMA debut in November 2015, earning a split decision over Laiane Silva. She followed up in April of this year with a submission over Adrielly Moura.

Click HERE to view the 105-pound atomweight world rankings.

Aspera FC 57 takes place this Saturday September 9 from the Ginásio Capoeirão in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event will be aired live on


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