Joanne Wood vs Maryna Moroz Prediction UFC 299 3/9

Joanne Wood vs Maryna Moroz Prediction UFC 299 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Joanne Wood vs. Maryna Moroz Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying showdown in the women's flyweight division as Joanne "JoJo" Wood takes on Maryna "Iron Lady" Moroz at UFC 299. This highly anticipated bout is set to ignite the crowd at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and a final prediction.

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Joanne Wood - Syndicate MMA

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 125 lbs
  • Record: 16-8-0 (5 TKO, 1 SUB)
  • Team: Syndicate MMA
  • Nickname: JoJo
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Joanne "JoJo" Wood possesses solid striking skills and the ability to control the pace of the fight. With a background in Muay Thai, Wood's striking accuracy and technique make her a formidable opponent in the flyweight division.

Recent Performance:

In her last fight, Wood secured a split decision victory over Luana Carolina, showcasing her resilience and determination inside the octagon.

Path to Victory:

Wood's path to victory lies in her striking prowess and ability to keep the fight standing. She must utilize her reach advantage and precise striking to outpoint Moroz on the feet, avoiding grappling exchanges where Moroz has shown proficiency.

 

Maryna Moroz - American Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 125 lbs
  • Record: 11-5-0 (1 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: American Top Team
  • Nickname: Iron Lady
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Maryna "Iron Lady" Moroz is known for her aggressive grappling style and submission expertise. With a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Moroz poses a significant threat on the ground, capable of finishing fights with various submission techniques.

Recent Performance:

Despite her recent loss to Karine Silva via submission, Moroz bounced back with a submission victory over Mariya Agapova, showcasing her resilience and skill set.

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, Maryna Moroz holds the advantage with her superior grappling skills and submission expertise. While Joanne Wood is a tough competitor with solid striking abilities, Moroz's ability to dictate the fight's pace and take it to the ground gives her the edge. Expect Moroz to secure a victory, possibly by submission, leveraging her ground game to dominate Wood and secure the win.

 

Pick: Maryna Moroz ML -225

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