UFC 272 adds grudge match between former teammates Mariya Agapova, Maryna Moroz

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  • Maryna Moroz
    Ukrainian mixed martial artist
  • Mariya Agapova
    Kazakhstani mixed martial arts fighter

Mariya Agapova and Maryna Moroz don’t like each other and now they’ll have the opportunity to take out their aggression inside the UFC cage.

The two women’s flyweight fighters have been paired up for UFC 272, which takes place Saturday, March 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

Both fighters confirmed the booking on social media Monday following an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate.

Once teammates at American Top Team, Agapova (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Moroz (10-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) have engaged in a public spat through interviews over the past year.

The rivalry turned public after Moroz openly accused Agapova of drug abuse and threats against teammates at the gym franchise’s flagship location in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Agapova’s manager Alex Davis denied the allegations in an interview with MMA Fighting shortly thereafter. Following her October win over Sabina Mazo, Agapova, who now trains at American Top Team’s Sunrise, Fla. location, called out Moroz.

“She’s just jealous, and second, she’s sneaky,” Agapova said at a post-fight news conference. “She tried to destroy my career. I lost sponsorships because of her interview and got in a big trouble situation, and I would like to punish this b*tch because she tried to destroy my career. I want to smash her.”

With the addition, the UFC 272 lineup includes:

  • Edson Barboza vs. Bryce Mitchell

  • Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot

  • Mariya Agapova vs. Maryna Moroz