UFC flyweight veteran Miranda Maverick has just won a silver medal of the IBJJF No Gi World Championship while competing in the adult brown belt lightweight division. She had four matches at the event and beat her first three opponents, submitting two of them with a guillotine and beating the other on points. Maverick came close to winning the division too, but she lost on points in a tough final match against top ATOS prospect Laura Sileci. It was a great performance considering the fact that Maverick spends a lot of her time working on skills that are necessary for MMA but completely irrelevant in Jiu-Jitsu, like striking and cage-wrestling.
What makes the performance even more impressive is who else was competing in the division alongside her, as both of the bronze medal spots on the podium were occupied by highly talented grapplers. Leilani Bernales and Nicole Mathew were the two women standing in third place and both of them are incredibly active on the professional grappling circuit. Not only did Maverick manage to beat Bernales 7-2 on points in the semi-final, but her biggest win came earlier in the day when she submitted ADCC Trials winner Peyton Letcher in the second round.
Maverick has become known for her submission skills throughout her MMA career and she’s been able to put them on display multiple times since signing for the UFC in 2020. She built up a 7-2 professional record primarily competing for Invicta FC and has enjoyed a mix of results while fighting at the highest level of the sport. She now holds a 12-5 professional record and is coming off a submission win over Priscila Cachoeira, with her next fight already booked against Andrea Lee at UFC 298. Maverick has just proven how impressive her grappling skills are and now she’ll be looking to build up a bigger winning streak in order to move up the UFC flyweight rankings.
Miranda Maverick announced the news that she had won a silver medal in the IBJJF No Gi World Championship 2023 in a recent post to her official Instagram account: