UFC 292: Karine Silva Locks Up Guillotine, Submits Maryna Moroz for Third UFC Win

Karine Silva and Maryna Moroz, UFC 292
Karine Silva and Maryna Moroz, UFC 292 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Jake Noecker/Cageside Press

Kicking off the UFC 292 preliminary card was a women’s flyweight match-up, featuring Brazil’s Karina Silva taking on Maryna Moroz.

Moroz was looking to bounce back from a loss to Jennifer Maia, while Silva had come out victorious in her first two UFC bouts. The story was the same in UFC fight #3 for the Brazilian.

Leg kicks were the story early, particularly by Silva, with Moroz checking at least a couple. Moroz fanned on a high kick of her own; Silva flashed a front kick, then fired low again. While the kicks were serving her well, it was the first real connection off a combo from Silva that sat Moroz down! A hook did the damage, and Silva moved in, while Moroz scrambled to her feet. The pair cliched up, after which Moroz caught a kick and landed a few shots of her own.

Back at center, however, it was Silva landing her right hand. She then ducked down for a takedown, initially defended by Moroz, but the Brazilian stayed on the attempt, getting into north-south position, then side control. Back to north-south, Silva then grabbed a guillotine— and had it tight! The tap came moments later, and Karine Silva had her third UFC victory! With one second left in the round no less.

All three of Silva’s UFC wins have come via submission, as did her Contender Series fight.

Official Result: Karine Silva def. Maryna Moroz by submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 4:59