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We have ourselves an exciting scrap in the Women’s Flyweight division, as Maryna “Iron Lady” Moroz takes on Mariya “Demonslayer” Agapova. Coming into this bout a winner of two straight, Moroz is starting to look like prospect that burst into the UFC in 2015. If Moroz can stay healthy, and that’s a huge if, there is a good chance that she may be a contender in 2023. Meanwhile, Agapova is coming off an incredible performance over Sabina Mazo. One in which she not only displayed crisp and powerful striking, but pushed aside the demon that was the shocking defeat to Shana Dobson the previous fight. With the past, well in the past, Agapova will look to prove that she is a potential force to be reckon with.
As for a prediction, I have Moroz squeaking this one out. While Agapova showed vast improvements in her last fight, and has the abilities to be a disruptive brute in the Flyweight division, she lacks the necessary takedown defense to make a true run. Moroz may not be the best wrestler, but in her last two fights, she has landed three takedowns and accumulated a little more than eleven and a half minutes of control. In a straight striking match, Moroz may not be able to withstand the volume, technique and power of Agapova. However, in a mixed martial arts fight, Moroz will be able to mix her striking and wrestling to edge out a close one via decision.