Flyweights Poliana Botelho and Maryna Moroz Meet at UFC 241

By: Jay Pettry
Jun 13, 2019

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to build its UFC 241 card in August, where flyweights Poliana Botelho and Maryna Moroz will face off.

According to a report from Combate on Wednesday, Botelho (8-2) will compete against Moroz (9-3) at UFC 241 at flyweight. Botelho confirmed she had signed a bout agreement on her social media. The event will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 17.

Botelho moved up to flyweight in her last outing inside the Octagon, where she beat Lauren Mueller by decision at UFC 236 in April. Prior to that move, she lost for the first time in her career against Cynthia Calvillo, tapping to a rear-naked choke in the first round at UFC Fight Night 140 in November. While at strawweight, she handed Syuri Kondo her first loss when she knocked her out in 33 seconds, earning what still holds up as the fastest finish in UFC women's strawweight history.

Moroz also made a successful trip to 125 pounds in her last appearance, where she gave Sabina Mazo her first loss by taking a unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 2 in March. She has had mixed results at strawweight prior to the weight class change, going 3-3 from 2015 to 2018. "The Iron Lady" did become the first fighter to ever beat Joanne Calderwood when she tapped her with an armbar in her promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 64.

UFC 241 will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 17. Headlining the card is a heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. Serving in the co-main event will be Anthony Pettis against the returning Nate Diaz at welterweight.

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