March 7, 2021

Highly-touted prospect Natalia Silva opens up about injury which has forced her out of UFC debut in January 2021

Brazilian flyweight prospect Natalia Silva has opened up about the injury which has forced her out of her previously scheduled UFC debut in January 2021.

Natalia Silva forced to withdraw from January 2021 UFC debut due to injury.

Silva (12-5-1) was scheduled to make her UFC debut against Victoria Leonardo at a Fight Night event in January. Reports surfaced last week that she had been forced to pull out due to injury.

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Silva opened up about the nature of her injury.

During training on Thursday (17/12), I ended up injured. I took a kick in the left forearm and x-ray shows I had a stress fracture in the diaphysis of the ulna. I will have to stay out of action for 6 weeks with my arm in a cast, with my elbow immobilized for recovery. With that my debut on UFC that would be on January 30th, will be postponed. Now I’m rehabilitating and coming back stronger!” she wrote.

Silva was looking to make her UFC debut after picking up an impressive six-fight win streak on the Brazilian independent circuit. The 23-year-old owns 3 knockouts and 7 submissions to her record and has not lost a fight since 2017.


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