Women’s flyweights Barber, Maverick to fight


Two of the UFC’s top female flyweight prospects, Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick, have agreed to square off July 24, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.

The 125-pound fight will consist of three rounds and take place on UFC Fight Night at a location to be announced.

Barber (8-2) is seeking her first win since October 2019, when she knocked out Gillian Robertson in the first round. The 22-year-old tore her ACL in her next bout, a decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 in January 2020. Barber returned from the knee injury in February and suffered a decision loss to Alexa Grasso.

Fighting out of Chicago, Barber started her UFC career 3-0 before dropping her past two bouts.

Maverick (9-2) has looked very impressive since joining the UFC last year. The 23-year-old is coming off a convincing win over Robertson at UFC 260 last month in Las Vegas that improved her UFC record to 2-0. Maverick defeated Liana Jojua in her debut via knockout in October.

The UFC has not yet announced a main event for the July 24 card.

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