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.
— UFC (@ufc) August 19, 2023
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