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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – For Maryna Moroz, moving up to the flyweight division was a necessity.

After six UFC fights, she realized she no longer wanted to make the trip to 115 pounds.

“If they said to me, let’s drop to 115 again, I would say, ‘No, please!’ It’s hard,” Moroz told MMA Junkie in advance of her meeting with former LFA champ Sabina Mazo at UFC on ESPN 2.

Now on the cusp of her debut at 125 pounds, Moroz can already see the advantages of fighting heavier. For one, she’s still taller than many of her colleagues.

But mostly, the advantage is in the way she feels before a fight.

“More energy,” she said. “I can eat. Everything. And I’m ready to fight. I want to fight because for one year, I didn’t have a fight. I’m happy to come back to the octagon.

“I want to win. This fight, I need for me.”

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