Maryna Moroz
Iron Lady


Injury Elbow
Est. Return 3/14/2020
Making return at UFC Brasilia
December 5, 2019
Moroz (elbow) will take on Mayra Bueno Silva in a flyweight matchup at UFC Brasilia on March 14, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Moroz's last fight came at UFC Philadelphia in March of 2019 when she defeated Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision after suffering back-to-back losses. The 28-year-old was then forced to withdraw from a scheduled fight at UFC 241 due to an elbow injury that left her unable to train or spar with her upper body. She'll take on Bueno Silva, who won her UFC debut against Gillian Robertson via submission (armbar) at UFC Sao Paulo in September of 2018 to bring her professional record to 5-0. She suffered a knee injury following the fight and hasn't fought since. Moroz carries a slight height advantage heading into the matchup.
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Looking at 2020 return
December 3, 2019
Moroz (elbow) is targeting an early-2020 return, Danny Segura of reports.
Moroz was unable to train or spar with her upper body due to an elbow issue that limited feeling all the way down to her fingers, but she's apparently feeling much better and wants to return in 2020. She'll continue to compete in the flyweight division for the foreseeable future, as opposed to making the very difficult cut to 115 pounds.
Withdraws from UFC 241
July 31, 2019
Moroz, due to an elbow injury, has withdrawn from her fight against Poliana Botelho during UFC 241 on Aug. 17 in Anaheim, California, Guilherme Cruz and Alexander K. Lee of report.
Moroz took a kick to the elbow, inflaming her ulna nerve. UFC 241 was going to mark Moroz's second UFC bout. She emerged victorious from her debut against Sabina Mazo. Poliana Botelho will need to find a new opponent for Aug. 17.
Added to UFC Anaheim card
June 12, 2019
Moroz will square off against Poliana Botehlo at UFC Anaheim, Marelo Barone of reports.
Moroz specializes in taking opponents to the mat, owning five submissions in her nine professional victories. She has only earned of her three UFC victories (her debut) by submission, with all five of Moroz's other fights ending in a decision. The 5-foot-7 fighter gives up an inch of height to Botehlo but owns the same reach. She owns just 0.33 takedowns per 15 minutes, but it's not for a lack of trying. Moroz sports just a 14 takedown accuracy percentage and it may not get any easier versus Botehlo, who has successfully fended off 88 percent of takedowns attempted on her.
Snaps losing streak with strong effort
March 30, 2019
Moroz defeated Sabina Mazo via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN 2 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
It was easily the best performance of Moroz's brief UFC tenure. Coming off back-to-back losses and quite possibly fighting for her job, Moroz did just enough to keep Mazo off balance on the feet and although she landed just one of nine takedown attempts, her aggressiveness kept the debuting Mazo from doing any real damage of her own. Moroz is back over the .500 mark (4-3) over the course of her first seven UFC bouts.
Booked for UFC Philadelphia
January 23, 2019
Moroz (foot) will face Sabina Mazo at UFC Philadelphia on March 30, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN reports.
Moroz will look to bounce back from a streak of two straight losses, both coming by unanimous decision. She'll face a UFC debutant in Mazo, a 21-year-old with a 6-0 record thus far as a professional.