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Women's Flyweight Division



Mariya Agapova

Women's Flyweight Division

10-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Mariya Agapova

athlete record


Learn more about Mariya Agapova's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Trains at
American Top Team
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jun. 13, 2020
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2015
  • Three wins by KO, five by submission (Armbar, 4 RNC)
  • Six first round finishes
  • 4-2 with four finishes (two in Invicta FC) since DWCS appearance
  • Has won four of her last seven

UFC Fight Night (9/17/22) Agapova was submitted by Gillian Robertson via rear naked choke at 2:19 of the second round 

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Agapova was submitted by Maryna Moroz via arm triangle choke at 3:27 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (10/9/21) Agapova submitted Sabina Mazo via rear naked choke at :53 of the third round

UFC on ESPN (8/22/20) Agapova was stopped by Shana Dobson via strikes at 1:38 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Agapova submitted Hannah Cifers via rear naked choke at 2:42 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 3

Episode six (7/30/19) Agapova lost a three round unanimous decision to Tracy Cortez

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started early, at about 7-8 years old. I watched a lot of action movies, such as Resident Evil, 13th District, and I was impressed by characters, especially female characters, who could defend themselves well. Also, I started training because I wanted to defend myself in real life, because I was bullied a lot in the neighborhood and at school (especially at school).

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time boxing champion of Kazakhstan, MMA World Champion (WMMMA) in 2017

Do you have any heroes? When I just started training in MMA, girls who motivated me the most were Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Valentina Shevchenko, Cris Cyborg, Claudia Gadelha, Ronda Rousey. Also, boxer Gennady Golovkin. My boxing coach always used him as an example.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the dream of my whole life coming true. I will become not only the first girl fighter from Kazakhstan fighting in the UFC, but the only citizen of Kazakhstan fighting in the UFC. It is a huge responsibility.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from college - my specialization is training and physical education for children.

What was your job before you started fighting? I had a lot of jobs. The one that I worked the longest is manager (administrator) in a sport club. I also worked as a waitress and I worked at a theme park with rollercoaster rides.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Heroine FC Champion (China) 2018

Favorite grappling technique: Straight Armbar

Favorite striking technique: Backfist