A prospect vs. prospect combat between two ranked flyweights is going on this summer season.
Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick have agreed to a combat scheduled for an upcoming UFC Battle Night time occasion on July 24. The information was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN by way of UFC President Dana White and later confirmed by each girls on their respective social media accounts.
Barber (8-2) made her promotional debut at UFC Battle Night time: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez in 2018, after making a profitable look on Dana White’s Contender Sequence. There she met Hannah Cifers and earned a second-round technical knockout. The subsequent combat for Barber noticed her make the transfer from strawweight to flyweight for a combat in opposition to JJ Aldrich, who she additionally defeated by second-round technical knockout.
Barber went on to win as soon as extra by the use of stoppage — this time in opposition to Gillian Robertson — earlier than falling to her subsequent two opponents, Roxanne Modafferi and Alexa Grasso, in back-to-back appearances. The Grasso combat was her return to motion after greater than a 12 months on the sidelines resulting from a knee harm suffered within the Modafferi combat.
Maverick (9-2) is at the moment driving a two-fight win streak since her arrival within the UFC final 12 months. Following a formidable run beneath the Invicta FC banner, Maverick signed with the promotion and debuted in opposition to Liana Jojua at UFC 254. After some hellacious elbows that opened up a reduce on the bridge of Jojua’s nostril, the combat was stopped by the cage-side docs and Maverick was declared the victor on the finish of the primary spherical.
Maverick had one other breakout efficiency this previous March at UFC 260, the place she defeated the beforehand talked about Robertson by unanimous choice.
There is no such thing as a location or venue introduced for this Battle Night time card on the time of this writing. The one different scheduled combat for this card is a bantamweight conflict between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson.