Maryna Moroz has become the 1st women in UFC history to begin modelling for men’s lifestyle brand Playboy. Check out her next fight & stats.
Maryna Moroz : Playboy | Next fight | Website | Stats
Moroz is a Ukrainian professional mixed martial artist, signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she competes in the Women’s Flyweight division.
|Born||September 8, 1991
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)|
Moroz is also a boxing coach for the Ukrainian Olympic women’s boxing team.
Moroz started practicing boxing at a young age. She began training in mixed martial arts in 2013 as there was a lack of opportunity in professional women’s boxing in Ukraine.
She made her professional debut in 2013 and amassed a record of 5-0, before joining Xtreme Fighting Championships.
Maryna Moroz Playboy
Maryna Moroz has made history by becoming the first UFC star to sign a deal with men’s lifestyle magazine Playboy.
Moroz has been fighting in the UFC since 2015 after she signed a deal to join following an appearance at the XFC International 7 just a year prior.
Her career has come on leaps and bounds in the UFC picking up six wins and three defeats, with her most recent three showdowns all ending with her hand raised.
However it is not just success inside the octagon for Moroz, who took on some modelling jobs outside of the cage to top up her income.
And the Ukrainian has noted her most high-profile work yet when she shared an announcement message on social media, writing: “Happy to announce that I’ll be the first UFC Fighter on Playboy Centerfold!
“Can’t wait to partner up with such an iconic brand with clothing, activations, and now the platform that has all my exclusive content.” Moroz was congratulated by fans in the comments who were delighted she had landed a new role, with one writing: “Congratulations beautiful.” Another added: “Super cool, well done.”
Female UFC stars Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer have both made one-off appearances with the Playboy magazine but have not sustained long-term deals like Muroz who will likely earn lucratively from the contract.
Many UFC fighters have jobs and contracts on the side to maximise their income including UFC stars Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington who are using subscription service OnlyFans to fund their wedding.
A women’s flyweight bout is reportedly set for November in the Octagon. Per Combate’s report, Maryna Moroz is now expected to face former title challenger Jennifer Maia at UFC Fight Night 215.
Moroz previously had a fight scheduled against Sijara Eubanks for July, which was then moved to September for undisclosed reasons.
Now Moroz’s return has been pushed back again for November, and with this completely new opponent in Maia.
The report didn’t disclose the reason for the second change, or if ‘SarJ’ will be getting a new opponent.
Currently on a two-fight skid, Maia (19-9-1) dropped unanimous decisions to both Manon Fiorot and Katlyn Chookagian in her most recent outings, respectively in March and January of this year.
The 33-year-old’s latest win dates back to July 2021, when she bested Jessica Eye via unanimous decision.
In the opposite situation, Moroz (11-3) will look for her fourth straight win, having already defeated Maryia Agapova, Mayra Bueno Silva and Sabina Mazo in her most recent outings.
In fact, the 30-year-old’s last loss happened back in February 2018, when she dropped a unanimous decision to Angela Hill.
Maryna Moroz website
UFC fighter Maryna Moroz has launched a private website for fans in a growing trend being followed by hundreds of athletes and celebrities.
The flyweight fighter’s new website offers subscribers the chance to receive exclusive photos and videos for $9.99 per month.
The 29-year-old has posted a number of racy photos on social media in recent days in a preview for fans.
Moroz is 10–3 in her professional MMA career, including a 5-3 record in the UFC.
“These are really hot videos and pictures,” the Ukranian wrote.
“I hope you will be happy with them. I have a lot of messages and new followers.
“Thank you very much for following and supporting me, it helps me a lot.
“I am so happy and I hope you enjoy my account. I will try to make more videos, stories and pictures.”
Moroz has 74,000 followers on Instagram and said she was struggling to find the time to respond to fan requests.
“I will try to answer all of the messages from people who write to me from my website and Instagram,” she said.
“I need to train, so guys, if I don’t answer, I’m sorry but I will answer later.
However the fighter has been forced to find new sources of income, unable to fight for over a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Moroz made her promotional debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) against Joanne Calderwood on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64.
Moroz won the fight via armbar submission in the first round. This win earned Moroz her first Performance of the Night bonus award.
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Moroz was scheduled to face Luana Carolina on October 16, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 195. However, at the end of September, Moroz pulled out of the bout for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Sijara Eubanks.
Moroz faced Mariya Agapova on March 5, 2022 at UFC 272. She won the fight via a submission in round two. This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.
Then she was scheduled to face Sijara Eubanks on July 9, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209. However, the pair was moved to UFC Fight Night 210 on September 17, 2022 for undisclosed reasons.
In early September, the bout was scrapped again for undisclosed reasons as Moroz was rebooked for a new bout.
Maryna was scheduled to face Jennifer Maia on September 17, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 214. However, the pair was moved to UFC Fight Night 215 on November 19, 2022, at for undisclosed reasons.