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Maycee Barber:

Maycee Barber:

Maycee Barber

I'm Maycee. I'm 22, not currently enrolled in school, and I work as a digital marketing assistant at a small digital marketing agency in the DC area. I have my own blog, Crossfit in a Day, where I am trying to document my experience at Crossfit in DC, my personal life, and whatever else happens to catch my attention.

Fighter

Barber was born in Greeley, Colorado. She began pursuing mixed martial arts (MMA) at an early age and set her eyes on becoming a professional fighter. In an interview with Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole, Barber's father, Bucky Barber, said: "At that point, it was, 'OK, the better we make her as a fighter, the less damage she's going to take.' So we started to travel, and we took her literally all over the United States. " The two fighters were originally scheduled to meet Dec. 11 at UFC 269. However, De La Rosa withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Erin Blanchfield. Shortly thereafter, Barber withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Miranda Maverick.

Maycee Barber started competing as an amateur MMA fighter and made her amateur debut at SCL 56: Rise against Christina Breault. Barber won the fight in 20 seconds via Punches and turned professional after her solo amateur fight.The UFC had categorized fighters in various divisions based on their weight. The fighters weighing between 116 to 125 lbs (53 to 57 kg) are placed in the flyweight division. (Source: playersbio.com)

Grasso

This was to be Barber’s third fight of 2021 after two appearances against Miranda Maverick and Alexa Grasso. Barber, 23, won a controversial split decision against Maverick in July to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Grasso in February and snap a two-fight skid. In her most recent fight, Barber (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) snapped a two-fight losing skid in July when she defeated fellow rising star Miranda Maverick via split decision. The fight returned her to the win column after back-to-back unanimous decision defeats to Roxanne Modafferi and Alexa Grasso.In her most recent fight, Barber (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) snapped a two-fight losing skid in July when she defeated fellow rising star Miranda Maverick via split decision. The fight returned her to the win column after back-to-back unanimous decision defeats to Roxanne Modafferi and Alexa Grasso.

Barber was set to make her third Octagon appearance this year. The No. 13 ranked flyweight took a year off to recover from a knee injury sustained in her fight against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246, where she suffered the first loss of her professional career. Barber returned this past February and dropped a unanimous decision to Alexa Grasso at UFC 258. The ‘Future’ eventually snapped a career-worst two-fight losing streak with a contested split decision over Miranda Maverick at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw in July.Barber's 3-fight UFC win streak was snapped in her next fight by Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246. Roxanne dominated Barber and secured a unanimous decision victory. Maycee continued her losing trend as she lost via unanimous decision at UFC 258 against Alexa Grasso. Barber won her next fight against Miranda Maverick at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw via split decision. (Source: www.sportskeeda.com)

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