Mariya Agapova

Kazakhstan

Out
Injury Nose
Est. Return 4/9/2022
Facing 180-day medical suspension
FlyweightUFC
Out
October 12, 2021
Agapova is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Agapova was able to submit Sabina Mazo last Saturday, but still suffered an injury to her nasal bones. She will need clearance by a doctor to fight again before next April.
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Rebounds with stellar effort
FlyweightUFC
Out
October 9, 2021
Agapova defeated Sabina Mazo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:53 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Seemingly furious about losing to Shana Dobson as no less than a -1300 favorite in her last bout in August 2020, Agapova took it out on Mazo in a major way. It goes into the books as a submission win for Agapova, but the truth of the mattered is she obliterated Mazo with a right hand which allowed her to take her opponent's back and quickly earn the stoppage victory. It was enough to earn her a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. The Dobson loss took plenty of the shine off Agapova's star, but she's still just 24 years of age and has a ton of long-term upside. Agapova's next challenge will be following up this effort with another strong one her next time out.
Returning in October
FlyweightUFC
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July 12, 2021
Agapova will take on Sabina Mazo in a flyweight bout at the UFC event on Oct. 9, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Agapova will be making her first start since August of 2020 when she fell as a huge favorite to Shana Dobson via TKO. In September she had to undergo knee surgery to repair a torn ACL in her right knee. Now fully healthy, Agapova will hope to go to 2-1 in her third UFC bout.
Set to undergo knee surgery
FlyweightUFC
Out
September 17, 2020
Agapova will undergo knee surgery to repair an ACL tear in her right knee, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Agapova suffered the injury in her most recent fight on August 22 against Shana Dobson. She will likely not be able to fight again until the Spring of 2021. Agapova is 1-1 in her short time with the UFC.
Loses as monumental favorite
FlyweightUFC
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August 22, 2020
Agapova lost to Shana Dobson via TKO (strikes) at 1:38 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a result that figures to all but torpedo any chance Agapova may have had of remaining relevant in a painfully-thin 125-pound female division. Entering as a -1300 favorite on the low end and -1700 on the high end, Agapova was beaten by an opponent who had entered on a three-fight losing streak and was without a win in nearly three years. Simply put, Agapova fought recklessly and paid for it. Dobson certainly isn't the most talented fighter on the UFC roster, but everyone in the promotion has talent and can pull an upset under the right circumstances. Agapova has youth on her side -- she won't turn 24 years of age until next April -- but she may not be able to get past this one. Depending on what sportsbook you look at, this is one of the most disappointing efforts from a favorite in UFC history.
Draws Dobson in August
FlyweightUFC
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June 21, 2020
Agapova is scheduled to fight Shana Dobson in a flyweight match at the UFC's August 22 event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Agapova is coming off a win over Hannah Cifers (via submission) in Las Vegas earlier this month, kicking off her UFC career on a 1-0 start. After having made impressive use of her superior size in the debut victory, Agapova will now face the task of taking down an opponent who also stands at 5-foot-6. Dobson, for her part, has emerged on the losing end of three of her last four contests, and will be eager to get back on track.