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UFC Fight Night Krakow: Maryna Moroz shocks the system with Calderwood upset




The biggest upset of the year inside of the octagon thus far took place just hours ago in Poland. No one made a bigger statement today than Maryna Moroz (a +550 underdog) who needed only 90 seconds to dispatch of Joanne Calderwood, the biggest favorite on the card at anywhere from -550 to -900 depending on which site you frequent, in just 90 seconds.

If that wasn’t impressive enough for you, Moroz’s next order of business would be calling out the champion in front of her home crowd. Oh yeah, this was all in her UFC debut.

“I want to be the champion,” Moroz told UFC Fight Pass color man and former welterweight #1 contender Dan Hardy in her post fight interview. “She fights extremely well,” Moroz told Hardy when asked about why she wanted to take on newly minted women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrezejczyk following her armbar finish of Calderwood. “That’s why I want to fight her,” Moroz¬†continued.

Expect the Ronda Rousey comparisons to come fast and furiously as this was Moroz’s fifth armbar in just six career professional fights. She’d pull guard after already having success in the stand up game against the dangerous striker in Calderwood, showing that her comfort zone remains on the mat. After Calderwood began to lift her opponent, Moroz was able to force the tap just as Calderwood came to her feet – there would be no escape.

You can find a .gif of the finish here.