Maryna Moroz Welcomes Sabina Mazo to the Octagon at UFC Philadelphia

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The “Colombian Queen” Sabina Mazo is set to make her highly anticipated UFC debut in March when she will square off with Maryna Moroz.

One of the flyweight division’s top prospects is none other than Colombia’s Sabina Mazo (6-0). And she’s set to make her UFC debut against Maryna Moroz in March, at UFC on ESPN 2 (UFC Philadelphia).

A former LFA champion, Mazo has attracted the eyes of many ever since her third pro bout, which was a highlight reel head kick knockout. Which is exactly how she won her subsequent fight as well.

For the Kings MMA product, it was seemingly just a matter of time before she found her way to the UFC and after being signed to the organization in early December 2018, she now knows when her debut will be.

The UFC confirmed today that Mazo will be welcomed to the Octagon by former top 10 strawweight contender, “The Iron Woman” Maryna Moroz (8-3). The bout is set to take place on March 30 at UFC Philadelphia on ESPN.

For Ukraine’s Moroz, this will be her flyweight debut. One that was initially supposed to be coming sooner as she was matched with Veronica Macedo at UFC Argentina. However, an injury forced Macedo out of action which led to Mazo’s teammate at Kings MMA, Ariane Lipski, replacing her to face Moroz.

But that didn’t happen either…

Moroz would end up suffering a broken foot, obviously preventing her from welcoming Lipski to the UFC in Argentina.

Now she draws the task of halting the momentum of Mazo and rebounding off of her two-fight losing streak. With a change in weight, perhaps it will be just what the doctor ordered.

As for the rest of UFC Philadelphia. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good one. Here is the lineup of fights as it currently stands.

  • Lightweight – 155lbs: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Strawweight – 115lbs: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Strawweight: Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Light Heavyweight – 205lbs: Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu