Miranda Maverick is riding high on a two-fight win streak following a dominant performance at UFC Vegas 64.
Maverick (11-4-0) put on a showcase at UFC Vegas 64, dominating Shanna Young for three rounds en route to the decision victory. With the win, the highly-touted 25-year-old improves her streak to two, successfully building on a second-round submission over Sabina Mazo last March.
After the fight, Maverick called out number-fifteen ranked flyweight contender Molly McCann and explained her dissatisfaction with not being ranked inside the top fifteen whilst she is.
McCann herself returns to the cage at this weekend’s UFC 281 event when she takes on number-twelve ranked Erin Blanchfield. During a chat with WMMA Rankings on Tuesday, Maverick predicted it’ll be a rough night for McCann this Saturday. If the McCann fight is not an option, Maverick has other opponents in mind.
“I think Erin [Blanchfield] will submit Molly [McCann] within the first round this Saturday. [If I can’t get the Molly fight], JoJo Calderwood and Cynthia Calvillo are the other fighters I am looking at for my next bout,” she told WMMA Rankings.
‘Fear the’ Maverick has been showcasing rapid improvements to her MMA game every time she steps into the cage. Training out of the highly-acclaimed Elevation Fight Team in Denver, Colorado, Maverick is surrounded by the elite of the elite including the likes of Neil Magny, Cory Sandhagen, and Curtis Blaydes.
The American is keen to stay active in 2023 and continue to show the world her constantly evolving MMA game. In 2023, she has one goal on her mind, to re-enter and then climb up the UFC flyweight rankings.
“I would like to have three fights within 2023, with the first one around February. I hope to be within the top ten of the flyweight rankings by the end of next year,” she said.
UFC currently has two events announced for February. A Fight Night event in Seoul, South Korea on February 4, as well as the UFC 284 event in Australia on February 12. Maverick would certainly make for an exciting addition to either card.
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