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UFC 292 Betting Preview: Maryna Moroz vs. Karine Silva

August 19, 2023


UFC 292 features plenty of betting opportunities with the amount of fights on the night. The opening bout for the early prelims is one to consider, as it is an excellent opportunity to check out the women’s flyweight bout between Maryna Moroz and Karine Silva.


  • Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM EDT (PPV)

  • Prelims: 8:00 PM EDT (ESPN and ESPN+)

  • Early Prelims: 6:30 EDT (ESPN+)

Karine Silva Betting Preview

Silva is currently on a seven-fight win streak and aiming to extend her dominance. Her latest victory was a first round kneebar submission against Ketlen Souza back in June of this year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has 16 wins that consists of nine knockouts and seven submissions. 12 of her 16 victories have resulted in a first round finish and two of her four losses have come by submission.

“Killer” has a striking accuracy of 26 percent and a takedown accuracy of 50 percent. She lands 2.39 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.43. This ratio is slightly negative, which could impact the fight.

Her defense against significant strikes is at 35 percent but nothing for a takedown defense. She also averages 2.24 takedowns and 4.48 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Maryna Moroz Betting Preview

Moroz recently had her three-fight win streak snapped in her last battle. This was a unanimous decision against Jennifer Maia back in November of last year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has 11 wins that consists of one knockout, six submissions, and four decisions. Five of her 11 victories have resulted in a first round finish and all four of her losses have come by decision.

“The Iron Lady” has a striking accuracy of 32 percent and a takedown accuracy of 22 percent. She lands 4.19 significant strikes a minute while taking on 4.36. This ratio is not terrible, but it is slightly better than Silva’s.

Her defense against significant strikes is at 54 percent and a takedown defense at 47 percent. She also averages 0.69 takedowns and 0.69 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Karine Silva is a slight favorite to win this matchup. This could arguably go in either direction, as both fighters are evenly matched.


  • Maryna Moroz: +124

  • Karine Silva: -148

  • *odds are subject to changes

This fight could be a toss up, especially if Moroz is able to defend well against takedowns and remain aggressive in her striking to control the pace of the fight. However, Silva has not shown any signs of slowing down, making her the more appealing option to win here.

Final Pick: Take Karine Silva to Win at -148