Maryna Moroz has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night “Rodriguez vs. Caceres.”
The promotion announced on Thursday that Justine Kish has suffered an injury and withdrawn from the strawweight bout. Octagon newcomer Danielle Taylor will replace Kish and face Moroz at the Aug. 6 event.
UFC Fight Night takes place at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres. The main card will be televised on Fox Sports 1, while prelims air on both FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Moroz-Taylor is set to kick off the evening’s six-bout main draw.
Moroz began her UFC tenure with an upset victory over Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night in Krakow, Poland, in April 2015. After falling to Valerie Letourneau in her second outing, “The Iron Woman” rebounded to outpoint Cristina Stanciu at UFC Fight Night “Rothwell vs. Dos Santos” on April 10.
Taylor, meanwhile, has competed exclusively under the King of the Cage banner for the duration of her eight bout professional tenure. Most recently, the Californian known as “Dynamite” avenged her lone career defeat by stopping Jamie Colleen in the fifth round at KOTC “Night of Champions” on March 5.