Who is Liana Jojua, the Georgian flyweight who was around Mariya Agapova at UFC Fight Night 194?
Liana Jojua is a 26-year-old mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC women’s flyweight division. Also known as âShe Wolf,â Jojua caught Dana White’s attention after her winning streak in Russian MMA promotions.
Jojua was born on March 22, 1995 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She won the first Fight Nights Global Women’s Bantamweight Championship in 2018.
Jojua made her UFC debut in September 2019 against Sarah Moras, who gave her a rude welcome to the promotion. Moras beat the Georgian by TKO in the third round.
Jojua, however, returned to the winning column with a stunning submission victory over Diana Belbita. Hoping to continue her winning streak, the 26-year-old faced rising prospect Miranda Maverick in her third promotional outing at UFC 254.
Maverick threw nasty punches at Jojua in the first round, which left him with a brutal cut in the nose. Ringside doctors deemed “She Wolf” unfit to continue.
1-2 in the UFC, Liana Jojua’s overall professional MMA record is 8-4. Although she trained Muay Thai early in her career, Jojua eventually established a reputation as a deadly submissive artist. Six of his eight wins have come from submission, five of which are armbands.
According to Cageside press, Jojua developed an interest in the sport after watching the fights of female MMA pioneer Gina Carano.
When is Liana Jojua’s next fight?
Liana Jojua is expected to challenge Cortney Casey in UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez on November 13 later this year. The duo were first scheduled to lock the horns in August. However, Jojua was forced to withdraw from the fight due to visa issues.
âMy fight on August 22 has been postponed due to visa issues and will soon be announced for a new date. Wait for the news,â Jojua wrote on Instagram.
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