Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Maryna Moroz vs Justine Kish added to Aug. 8 UFC show
Maryna Moroz, Justine Kish
It was reported this morning in Europe that Maryna Moroz vs Justine Kish has been added to UFC Fight Night 92 Aug. 8 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. This will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. From what I can tell, this will air on the main card. Maryna is from the Ukraine. She made a bit of a splash in her UFC debut when she beat Joanne Calderwood in Poland and then called out UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk who was in the audience. So the idea was for Maryna to beat Valerie Letourneau to earn a title shot. But she looked terrible losing to Valerie and Valerie got the title shot. Maryna got a little redemption in April when she beat Cristina Stanciu by unanimous decision. But as we have seen in her two UFC fights, Cristina has looked overmatched at best. But Maryna is still ranked #8. I don't pay any attention to rankings but fighters and matchmakers do and her ranking makes her a target. Considering who she beat in her last fight and how poorly she fought in her loss to Valerie, her ranking is too high. But if an unranked fighter like Justine beats her, Justine moves up the ladder significantly. It doesn't matter if the ranking is too high. Justine was supposed to be in TUF but she was forced to drop out for knee surgery. In her January return, she beat Nina Ansaroff by unanimous decision. I didn't think she won that fight. Justine's number one bad habit is she keeps her hands too low. I guess we'll see if she's improved in that area.