Maycee Barber
The Future

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To face Maverick on July 24
FlyweightUFC
April 7, 2021
Barber will face Miranda Maverick at UFC Fight Night on July 24, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Barber will be looking to revenge her recent two-match losing streak, as the flyweight lost to Alexa Grasso via unanimous decision back on Feb. 13. On the other hand, Maverick will attempt to extend her UFC winning streak to three matches. Maverick most recently won against Gillian Robertson at UFC 260 on March 27.
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Losing streak hits two
FlyweightUFC
February 13, 2021
Barber lost to Alexa Grasso via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 258 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Barber deserves credit for emptying the gas tank and going for broke in Round 3 in a fight in which she was clearly behind on the scorecards. That said, there's a reason she found herself trailing. Maycee tried to remain aggressive early in the fight, but Grasso countered her to death. Barber was never in any real trouble outside of a Round 2 submission attempt from Grasso, but her inability to pick her spots over the course of the first ten minutes cost her this fight. Barber's fight IQ is low, which is understandable given her youth. Barber was coming off major knee surgery and hadn't fought in nearly 13 months, but the UFC would be wise to rethink their future plans for her. Maycee won't turn 23 years of age until May and still has a boatload of future potential. The UFC can't allow this to turn into another Sage Northcutt or Paige VanZant situation. Let Barber go to an organization like Invicta and get her reps and rejoin the company at some point down the line. There's no rush. Barber is so young that all that matters at this point is that she continues fighting on a regular basis and remains healthy. She has also lost back-to-back fights, and the UFC would be wise to make sure this doesn't snowball out of control.
To take on Grasso on Feb. 13
FlyweightUFC
November 10, 2020
Barter will face Alexa Grasso in a flyweight matchup at the UFC event on Feb. 13, C. Contreras Legaspi of Milenio.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This will be Barber's first contest since her successful surgery back in February to repair a torn ACL in her left knee. Grasso will be entering the match having previously defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas back in late August. Early listings suggest Barber is a betting underdog of approximately (+135) for this matchup.
Undergoes successful surgery
FlyweightUFC
February 10, 2020
Barber (knee) underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn ACL in her left knee, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Barber suffered a torn ACL in her loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 in January, and her recovery timeline will likely be approximately nine months now that she's undergone surgery. The 21-year-old will spend some time on the shelf prior to rehabbing in hopes of returning to the Octagon in late 2020 or early 2021, barring any setbacks.
Officially dealt medical suspension
FlyweightUFC
January 21, 2020
Barber has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending clearance of a left knee injury, Steven Marrocco of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This is merely a formality at this point, as Barber has already disclosed a torn ACL that will keep her out of competition for approximately nine months. She wasn't going to return prior to the summer of 2020 anyway, so the announcement and resulting sanctions hold no bearing on her fighting future.
Out nine months following torn ACL
FlyweightUFC
January 19, 2020
Barber is expected to miss the next nine months after suffering a complete tear of her left ACL, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Barber apparently sustained the injury during the first round of her unanimous decision loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 on Saturday, which helps explain the upset. The 21-year-old, who is 8-1 as a professional fighter, is expected to undergo surgery in California in the near future before beginning her rehab process in Las Vegas.