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Following shock upset of Calderwood, Maryna Moroz wants champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk next

After securing arguably the biggest upset on the UFC Fight Night: Krakow card, Maryna Moroz wants to fight for the title next.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

While most fans and pundits were ready to declare Joanne Calderwood the new strawweight title challenger ahead of the UFC: Krakow event, Maryna Moroz had entirely different plans in mind.

Most assumed that Calderwood's fight on the UFC's debut event in Poland was merely a formality en route to a title shot against the recently crowned Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but it only took 90 seconds for the tides to turn against her. Moroz peppered Calderwood with her crisp boxing, hurt the Scottish prospect, then pulled guard and locked in the fight-ending armbar submission.

Once the fight was over, Moroz wasted little time in calling out the champion and declaring herself ready for a title shot. She repeated that statement once again at the post-fight press conference.

"I would prefer the next one to be for the championship," Moroz stated at the post-fight press conference (via MMAJunkie).

Although Moroz is just 6-0 and less than two years into her professional career, she showed supreme confidence in her own abilities and appeared certain that she was a worthy title challenger in the immediate future.

"I consider myself to be ready to be able to already fight for the title. I think I showed in this fight that I'm ready to be able to get the win."

Aware that Calderwood was being primed for title contention, Moroz was happy to crash the Scot's party and even enjoyed surprising the champion, who she believes did not expect her to perform at that level.

"I don't think that she expected that I would perform like this," Moroz said. "I challenged her to fight with me. I would like to fight with her for the championship, for the title."

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