The main card of UFC Fight Night 74 began with two strawweights looking to climb up the 115-pound rankings. Submission specialist Maryna Moroz (6-1) took on Canada’s own Valerie Letourneau (8-3) in Saskatoon.
Unfortunately for “The Iron Woman,” she suffered the first loss of her career.
They met at the center of the Octagon and traded punches to start round one. Moroz snuck in a right hand to the jaw. She popped her opponent with a jab soon after. “The Iron Woman” was dropped by “Trouble’s” right hand counter. Letourneau maintained side control and trapped Moroz’s right arm momentarily to rain down punches. Moroz worked off her back looking for a sub with “Trouble’s” head trapped as the round was over.
Moroz missed a high kick at the start of round two. Letourneau connected with a leg kick. Moroz countered a body kick with a stiff jab. “The Iron Woman” avoided a head kick and landed a kick to the body. Letourneau landed a counter right hand and Moroz whiffed a spinning back fist. Moroz wobbled her opponent, but failed to secure an armbar after dropping down. She pushed the pace, but “Trouble” threw punches to stay in the fight. The horn sounded a few seconds after Letourneau landed a left hand.
With the final round underway Letourneau landed a right hand to back Moroz off. “Trouble” took down “The Iron Woman” and maintained control in the guard position. She avoid the triangle attempt from Moroz and they stood back up. They exchanged kicks to end the fight.
The score totals were read and all three judges gave the fight to “Trouble.”
Final Result: Valerie Letourneau def. Maryna Moroz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!