Maryna Moroz

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Maryna Moroz
BornMaryna Moroz
(1991-09-08) September 8, 1991 (age 27)
Vilnohirsk, Ukraine[1]
Other namesIron Woman[2]
ResidenceVilnohirsk, Ukraine
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[3]
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Reach67 in (170 cm)[3]
Fighting out ofVilnohirsk, Ukraine
TeamYK Promotion
K Dojo Warrior Tribe
RankMaster of Sports in Boxing[4]
Ukrainian National Boxing Team[4]
Master of Sports in Kickboxing[4]
Years active2012 - present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission5
By decision2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Maryna Moroz (Ukrainian: Марина Мороз; born September 9, 1991) is a Ukrainian mixed martial artist signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where she competes in the strawweight division.[5] Maryna Moroz is also a boxing coach for the Ukrainian Olympic women's boxing team.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Moroz started practicing boxing at a young age. She began training in mixed martial arts in 2013 as way there was lack of opportunity of professional women's boxing in Ukraine.[1] She made her professional debut in 2013 and amassed a record of 5-0 before joining Xtreme Fighting Championships.

Xtreme Fighting Championships[edit]

After a 5–0 stint on the regional circuit, Moroz signed with Florida based promotion Xtreme Fighting Championships. Moroz faced Karine Silva in her debut at XFC International 7 on November 1, 2014. She won via armbar.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Moroz made her debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) against Joanne Calderwood on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64.[6] Moroz won the fight via armbar.[7]

Moroz next faced Valérie Létourneau at UFC Fight Night 74. She lost the back and forth fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Moroz defeated Cristina Stanciu at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos on April 10, 2016.

Moroz defeated Danielle Taylor at UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres via split decision on August 6, 2016.[9]

On June 25, 2017, Moroz faced Carla Esparza at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee. She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Moroz was scheduled to face Jamie Moyle on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.[11] However, Moyle pulled out of the fight during the week leading up to the event citing an undisclosed injury and the bout was cancelled.[12]

Moroz faced former Invicta FC champion Angela Hill on February 24, 2018 for UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.[13] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[14]

Moroz was expected to face Ariane Lipski on November 17, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 140.[15] However, on October 29, 2019 it was reported that Moroz pulled out from the bout due to injury.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 8–3 Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Loss 8–2 Carla Esparza Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee June 25, 2017 3 5:00 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 8–1 Danielle Taylor Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres August 6, 2016 3 5:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 7–1 Cristina Stanciu Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 3 5:00 Zagreb, Croatia
Loss 6–1 Valérie Létourneau Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira August 23, 2015 3 5:00 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Win 6–0 Joanne Calderwood Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 April 11, 2015 1 1:30 Kraków, Poland Performance of the Night.
Win 5–0 Karine Silva Submission (armbar) XFCI - XFC International 7 November 1, 2014 1 3:27 São Paulo, Brazil Strawweight debut. XFCI Women's Strawweight Tournament Quarterfinals.
Win 4–0 Ilona Avdeeva TKO (doctor stoppage) IMAT - Moroz vs. Avdeeva September 7, 2014 1 1:15 Moscow, Russia
Win 3–0 Jin Tang Submission (straight armbar) Kunlun Fight 8 August 24, 2014 1 3:50 Leshan, China
Win 2–0 Feier Huang Submission (armbar) Kunlun Fight 5 June 1, 2014 1 2:52 Leshan, China
Win 1–0 Yana Kuzioma Submission (armbar) OC - Oplot Challenge 89 November 23, 2013 2 1:12 Kharkiv, Ukraine



  1. ^ a b Shaun Al-Shatti (August 22, 2015). "The Volnogorsk hooligan: Maryna Moroz out for blood (and Jedrzejczyk) at UFC Fight Night 74". MMA Fighting.
  2. ^ a b Sarah Kurchak (April 13, 2015). "Introducing Maryna "Iron Woman" Moroz". Vice.
  3. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira". Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Maryna Moroz - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Zane Simon (February 22, 2015). "Welcome to the UFC, Maryna Moroz". Bloody Elbow.
  6. ^ Michael Bacos (April 14, 2015). "Maryna Moroz Makes Her Impact on the UFC Women's Strawweight Division". Bleacher Report.
  7. ^ Steven Marrocco (April 11, 2015). "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Maryna Moroz shocks with armbar of Joanne Calderwood".
  8. ^ Ben Fowlkes (August 23, 2015). "UFC Fight Night 74 results: Valerie Letourneau halts Maryna Moroz hype train, earns decision".
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 92 results: Maryna Moroz takes split decision from gritty Danielle Taylor". MMAjunkie. 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112 results: Carla Esparza uses exquisite takedowns to dominate Maryna Moroz". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA. "Maryna Moroz keert terug tijdens UFC 220 in Boston tegen Jamie Moyle". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  12. ^ "Jamie Moyle Suffers Injury, UFC 220 Bout vs. Maryna Moroz Canceled". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  13. ^ Reddick, Jay (January 22, 2018). "UFC Orlando signs Maryna Moroz vs. Angela Hill". Orlando Sentinel.
  14. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Angela Hill outworks Maryna Moroz for unanimous decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  15. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-10-03). "Former KSW champion Ariane Lipski meets Maryna Moroz at UFC Argentina". Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  16. ^ "Maryna Moroz injured, out of UFC Argentina bout with Ariane Lipski". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  17. ^ "Maryna". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-30.

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