Liana Jojua
She Wolf


Taking on Cortney Casey
July 9, 2021
Jojua (face) will match up with Cortney Casey in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Jojua has been serving a 180-day medical suspension for a facial injury since losing to Miranda Maverick via TKO (doctor stoppage in October, but the Georgian fighter will get back in the Octagon in August. Casey won her UFC debut in May 2020 but is currently on a two-fight losing streak, with her last defeat coming at the hands of JJ Aldrich via a split decision in March.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Liana Jojua
The MMA Mashup: UFC Vegas 32 Preview
59 days ago
Chris Olson is back with the MMA Mashup, where he spreads the love across five different platforms, which allows him to highlight a contrarian, higher-cost play that likely won't be on many radars.
DraftKings MMA Preview: UFC Vegas 32
62 days ago
A disgraced former champion returns to the cage Saturday in a fight against a top contender that could propel him back to the title picture. Jon Litterine breaks it down on DraftKings.
MMA Best Bets: UFC 260
MMA Best Bets: UFC 260
178 days ago
178 days ago
The three top MMA handicappers at RotoWire put their heads together to offer a 10-pack of plays for UFC 260 on Saturday.
MMA Best Bets: Chris's Picks for UFC 260
178 days ago
Does Vicente Luque have the hands to finish a former champion at UFC 260 on Saturday? Chris Olson details a prop bet based on that answer, as well as three other plays for the card.
The MMA Mashup: UFC 260 Preview
179 days ago
If Stipe Miocic doesn't run into the heavy hands of Francis Ngannou, his wrestling could be a gold mine under the new DraftKings scoring. Chris Olson takes a look at plays for DK and three other DFS sites.
More Fantasy News
Won't fight for six months
October 27, 2020
Jojua was hit with a 180-day medical suspension Tuesday, Mike Heck of reports.
The exact nature of Jojua's injury is unclear, but she won't be able to fight unless cleared by an ENT, indicating some sort of facial injury. She suffered the injury while taking a beating against Miranda Maverick on Saturday, losing via TKO after the first round. She'll be out for a minimum of two months and won't fight before April unless cleared by a doctor.
Falls at UFC 254
October 24, 2020
Jojua lost to Miranda Maverick via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1 at UFC 254 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Jojua did the best she could, but she was totally overwhelmed on the feet by her debuting opponent. Virtually all of Jojua's offense comes via her ground game, and she never had any chance against Maverick in an extended kickboxing match. Jojua has now alternated wins and losses in her first three UFC bouts. Time is on Jojua's side, however, as she won't turn 26 years of age until next March.
Fight with Miranda Maverick on tap
September 7, 2020
Jojua (8-3-0) is slated to face Miranda Maverick (7-2-0) in a flyweight fight Oct. 24 at UFC 254, Marcel Dorff of reports.
A venue for UFC 254 has yet to be announced, but the event will most likely be held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Jojua will be making her third trip to the Octagon after losing in her promotional debut against Sarah Moras last September before bouncing back with a first-round win over Diana Belbita on July 15 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Earns first UFC victory
July 15, 2020
Jojua defeated Diana Belbita via submission (Armbar) at 2:43 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.
It was a nice rebound effort from Jojua on the heels of her knockout loss to Sarah Moras in her company debut last September. A pure mat specialist, Jojua was taken down down by Belbita early in the fight but quickly managed to grab hold of her opponent's arm and pull for dear life. It took a while, but Jojua was finally able to secure the stoppage. Jojua remains a virtual unknown despite the victory here. Six of her eight career wins have come via submission, but the 25-year-old has faced no one of note in her young MMA career and there is no reason to believe Jojua is a threat to the better fighters in the division at this time.
Facing Belbita on 'Fight Island'
June 15, 2020
Jojua (7-3-0) is scheduled to take on Diana Belbita (13-5-0) at a UFC Fight Night event July 15 in Abu Dhabi, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Jojua and Belbita become the latest fighters to make the trip to UFC's "Fight Island," with both women looking to rebound from losses in their last trips to the Octagon. In the case for Jojua, she took a third-round loss via ground and pound to Sarah Moras in a bantamweight clash last September at UFC 242, while Belbita lost via unanimous decision to Molly McCann at UFC Boston in a flyweight fight last October. It's unclear whether the July 15 match will be a bantamweight or flyweight fight.