Liana Jojua to Lock Horns with Miranda Maverick at UFC 254 on Oct. 24

By Dmytro Synyak Sep 7, 2020


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Liana Jojua will fight Miranda Maverick in a women’s flyweight bout on Oct. 24 at UFC 254.

Prime Fight Management, which represents Jojua, first brought word of the matchup. UFC 254 takes place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and is headlined by a lightweight championship clash between reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim king Justin Gaethje.

The 25-year-old Russian known as “She Wolf” had a five-bout professional winning streak snapped in her Octagon debut, as she suffered a third-round TKO loss to Sarah Moras at UFC 242. Jojua rebounded at UFC on ESPN 13, tapping on Diana Belbita with an armbar in the first round of the opening stanza on July 15. The Akhmat Fight Team representative owns an 8-3 pro mark that includes six submission triumphs — including five via armbar.

Maverick has compiled a 7-2 record while competing under the Invicta FC banner. In her most recent outing, she outpointed two-time Octagon veteran Pearl Gonzalez at Invicta FC 39 on Feb. 7. She was initially scheduled to make her UFC debut against Mara Romero Borella on June 27 before withdrawing from the contest.

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