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Poliana Botelho removed from UFC 241 card after Maryna Moroz injury

Poliana Botelho defeated Lauren Mueller in her flyweight debut earlier this year.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC couldn’t fight another flyweight to face Poliana Botelho at UFC 241 therefore she’s also off the pay-per-view card on Aug. 17, she announced on social media.

The Nova Uniao talent was set to return against American Top Team’s Maryna Moroz in Anaheim, Calif., but MMA Fighting confirmed on Wednesday that Moroz was removed from the lineup due to an injury.

Botelho posted on Twitter she’s going to rest and wait for the UFC to give her a date and opponent for her next bout.

Botelho started her UFC career as a strawweight, defeating Pearl Gonzalez and Syuri Kondo, but decided to move up to flyweight after losing to Cynthia Calvillo. Botelho scored a decision win over Lauren Mueller in her 125-pound debut in April.

UFC 241 will take place at the Honda Center and feature a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight championship in the main event. The card also features the return of Nate Diaz, taking on Anthony Pettis at welterweight, and a 185-pound showdown between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa.

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