Veronica Macedo and Maryna Moroz are both seeking a key win at UFC Argentina.
On Thursday, officials announced that Macedo and Moroz will fight in a women’s flyweight bout at the upcoming Nov. 17 fight night event at the Luna Park arena in Buenos Aires. The matchup was first reported by ESPN.
This is an important opportunity for both women, who have had uneven results in the Octagon so far. Macedo is 0-2 in two UFC appearances, competing first at 135 pounds then dropping down to flyweight to fight Andrea Lee in May. The 22-year-old Venezuelan lost to Lee by unanimous decision and her pro record sits at 5-2-1.
Moroz (8-3), who hails from Ukraine, will be making the move up to 125 pounds after seven fights at strawweight. She made a stunning UFC debut three years ago with a 90-second armbar submission win over Joanne Calderwood, but has gone just 2-3 since. Moroz, 27, is coming off of back-to-back unanimous decision losses to Angela Hill and Carla Esparza.
See the updated card for UFC Argentina below (bout order to be determined):
Neil Magny vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Khalil Rountree vs. Johnny Walker
Jared Cannonier vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera
Cezar Ferreira vs. Tom Breese
Enrique Barzola vs. Nad Narimani
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho
Michel Prazeres vs. Bartosz Fabinski
Claudio Puelles vs. Devin Powell
Veronica Macedo vs. Maryna Moroz