Joanne Wood-Maryna Moroz Rematch Added to UFC 299

UFC
January 27, 2024
A rematch nine years in the making has been added to the already stacked UFC 299 billing.

At UFC 299 on March 9 in Miami, flyweights Joanne Wood (16-8) and Maryna Moroz (11-5) will run back a fight that took place in 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64. In that first meeting, Moroz snagged an armbar in the first round. Per the UFC on Wednesday, Wood vs. Moroz 2 will play out inside of the Kaseya Center at 125 pounds. Since then, Wood has posted on her Instagram about the matchup, with the caption of “Last one, best one” to hint that this might be her retirement fight.

Scotland’s Wood has struggled as of late, although she broke out of a three-fight skid by claiming a split decision over Luana Carolina at UFC 286. “Jojo” will be looking to end her run with the promotion with a record above .500 should she prevail. The 38-year-old has beaten names including Seo Hee Ham, Jessica Eye and Andrea Lee over the years.

Moroz has also found herself on hard times, having dropped two straight. She first fell short to Jennifer Maia in 2022, and her lone appearance in 2023 ended quickly when Karine Silva tapped her with a guillotine in the first round at UFC 292. Before the skid, the Ukrainian had rattled off three straight victories, with decisions over Sabina Mazo and Mayra Bueno Silva along with a submission of Mariya Agapova from 2019 to 2022.

UFC 299 is set to take place at the Kaseya Center in Miami on March 9, and it will be headlined by a bantamweight title rematch between champ Sean O'Malley and Marlon Vera. The co-main event will feature former interim lightweight champ Dustin Poirier taking on surging Benoit St. Denis.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Joanne-WoodMaryna-Moroz-Rematch-Added-to-UFC-299-192425

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