Miranda Maverick is staying active in 2022.

At UFC 278, Maverick (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will face former Invicta FC standout Shanna Young (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in a women’s flyweight matchup. The event takes place Aug. 20 at Vivint Center in Salt Lake City with the main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. Maverick also confirmed the bout on Instagram.

Maverick, 24, will look to turn a standalone victory into a winning streak. Following consecutive decision losses to Maycee Barber and Erin Blanchfield, Maverick submitted Sabina Mazo in March.

Similar to her opponent, Young recently picked up a second-round finish victory on the heels of a two fight skid. After back-to-back losses to Macy Chiasson and Stephanie Egger, Young ground-and-pounded Gina Mazany en route to a TKO stoppage in April.

With the addition, the UFC 278 lineup includes:

  • Champion Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards – for welterweight title

  • Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili

  • Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold

  • Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo

  • Alexandr Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura

  • Jared Gordon vs. Leonardo Santos

  • Lucie Pudilova vs. Wu Yanan

  • Harry Hunsucker vs. Tyson Pedro

  • Victor Altamirano vs. Daniel Lacerda

  • Qileng Aori vs. Jay Perrin

  • A.J. Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa

  • Luis Saldana vs. Sean Woodson

  • Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young




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