Miranda Maverick Signs with UFC, Debut Set for UFC on ESPN 12 Against Mara Romero Borella

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Miranda Maverick has joined the UFC
Miranda Maverick, Invicta FC 39 weigh-in Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC

Invicta FC flyweight standout Miranda Maverick is officially a UFC fighter. Maverick, who won the promotion’s Phoenix Series II flyweight tournament, will meet Mara Romero Borella at UFC on ESPN 12 in just over a week’s time.

MMA DNA was first to report the pairing.

Maverick (7-2), who when not fighting studies Industrial Psychology in university, has been in force in Invicta for some time. Eight out of her nine pro fights have come within Shannon Knapp’s promotion, as well as two exhibition bouts that made up part of the Phoenix Series II tournament.

Most recently, Maverick picked up a win over former UFC fighter and Invicta FC title challenger Pearl Gonzalez.

In her debut later this month, Maverick will be taking on Mara Romero Borella (12-8, 2NC). The Italian fighter has lost three straight, most recently to Cortney Casey last month. Which means she’ll have her back to the wall when she makes a quick turnaround at UFC on ESPN 12.

The June 27 card is expected to be headlined by top lightweights Dan Hooker and Dustin Poirier. Also slated for the event are:

Mike Perry vs. Mickey Gall
Gian Villante vs. Maurice Greene
Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann Luis Peña vs. Khama Worthy
Philipe Lins vs. Tanner Boser
Sean Woodson vs. Kyle Nelson
Viviane Araújo vs. Jennifer Maia
Brendan Allen vs. Kyle Daukaus

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