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Maycee Barber and Julianna Pena.
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Julianna Pena responds to Maycee Barber: "This girl has never fought for a world title!"

Josh Evanoff - July 19, 2023

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena has taken aim at Maycee Barber. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ was last seen at UFC 289 last month, but not as a fighter. Originally slated for a trilogy bout with Amanda Nunes, Julianna Pena was forced out due to injury. As a result, Irene Aldana stepped in on short notice, suffering a lopsided unanimous decision defeat.

Maycee Barber, Amanda Ribas, UFC, UFC Jacksonville
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Maycee Barber names two opponents she would like to fight in her next UFC appearance: “They’re right there in the rankings”

Harry Kettle - July 14, 2023

Maycee Barber has listed two potential opponents for her next fight as she continues to try and push for a title shot. For many years now, Maycee Barber has been seen as a top prospect in the UFC. She’s had her setbacks, including back-to-back losses, but she’s been able to rattle off five wins in a row to really put herself in contention.

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Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland explains why fellow UFC fighter Maycee Barber doesn’t like him: “She got a little bit mad”

Harry Kettle - July 10, 2023

Sean Strickland has explained why he doesn’t think fellow UFC fighter Maycee Barber is his biggest fan. We all know one thing to be true: Sean Strickland loves making waves. His controversial remarks have landed him in hot water more times than we can count, and we don’t expect that trend to stop anytime soon. Dana White doesn’t seem too bothered, but some fans, critics and pundits certainly do. He’s an efficient middleweight contender but beyond that, he also has some controversial views.

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Pros react after Maycee Barber TKO's Amanda Ribas at UFC Jacksonville

Chris Taylor - June 24, 2023

Tonight’s UFC Jacksonville co-main featured a key women’s flyweight contest between Amanda Ribas and Maycee Barber. Ribas (12-4) had most previously competed at March’s UFC 285 event, where she picked up a unanimous decision victory over Viviane Araujo. The Brazilian had gone 3-2 over her previous five Octagon appearances ahead of this afternoon’s event.

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UFC Jacksonville: 'Emmett vs. Topuria' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - June 23, 2023

The Octagon returns to Florida for today’s UFC Jacksonville event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria. Emmett (18-3 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Yair Rodriguez in a bout for the promotion‘s interim featherweight title back in February. Prior to that setback, the 38-year-old American had put together a five-fight win streak, which included knockouts victories over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic.

Maycee Barber and Julianna Pena.
Julianna Pena

Maycee Barber slams Julianna Pena's 'cringy' comments after Amanda Nunes retirement: "That was very stupid"

Josh Evanoff - June 22, 2023

Women’s flyweight contender Maycee Barber didn’t like Julianna Pena’s actions during Amanda Nunes’s retirement. ‘The Lioness’ returned to the cage at UFC 289 earlier this month, facing Irene Aldana. However, the women’s bantamweight champion was originally expected to face Julianna Pena in a trilogy bout. Nonetheless, ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ pulled out due to injury, and Amanda Nunes faced ‘Robles’.

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Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber says the people who thought she lost at UFC San Antonio are "uneducated," remains focused on getting rematch with Alexa Grasso

Cole Shelton - March 31, 2023

Maycee Barber thinks it was clear that she beat Andrea Lee at UFC San Antonio. In the fight, Lee got timely takedowns and controlled Barber, but she didn’t land many strikes from the top. Instead, it was Barber landing elbows and creating damage from the bottom, which ‘The Future’ knows is one of the main credentials for how judges score fights.

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Pros react after Maycee Barber defeats Andrea Lee at UFC San Antonio

Chris Taylor - March 25, 2023

Tonight’s UFC San Antonio main card featured a key women’s flyweight fight between Maycee Barber and Andrea Lee. Barber (12-2 MMA) had entered the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, her most recent victory coming over Jessica Eye in July of last year. Prior to that, ‘The Future’ had outpointed Miranda Maverick and Montana De La Rosa.

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Maycee Barber reveals stalker her who harassed her for years has been jailed

Harry Kettle - December 2, 2022

Maycee Barber has revealed that she had a pretty serious stalker situation that has now been resolved by his arrest. For years now, Maycee Barber has been seen as a rising prospect in the UFC. In addition to saying she wanted to be the promotion’s youngest ever champion, she’s also produced some fun moments since her debut on Dana White’s Contender Series.

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Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber "not impressed" by Miesha Tate's flyweight debut, but "would love to fight her" in the future

Cole Shelton - July 29, 2022

Maycee Barber is hoping to share the Octagon with Miesha Tate in the future. At UFC 276, Barber picked up the biggest win of her career as she beat Jessica Eye by decision. Just two weeks later, Tate made her flyweight debut against Lauren Murphy at UFC Long Island. Unfortunately for ‘Cupcake’, the fight did not go her way as she dropped a decision to ‘Lucky’.

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Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber entered Jessica Eye fight with a rib injury, wants Andrea Lee next

Cole Shelton - July 26, 2022

Maycee Barber was pleased with her UFC 276 win over Jessica Eye. Barber stepped up on short notice to take the fight against Eye after beating Montana De La Rosa by decision. However, she entered the De La Rosa fight, and subsequently the fight after with Eye dealing with a rib injury. Although she entered the fight with some issues, Maycee says she came out of her UFC 276 fight against Eye relatively healthy.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 88 with Maycee Barber, Alex Morono, Drakkar Klose, and Orion Cosce

Cole Shelton - July 26, 2022

The 88th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC 277.

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Maycee Barber sees herself challenging for UFC gold within two years: "I want to make sure I'm fully prepared for that"

Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2022

UFC women’s flyweight contender Maycee Barber sees herself fighting for gold soon. ‘The Future’ is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye at UFC 276 earlier this month. The win moved her current winning streak to three. Barber had previously captured victories over Montana De La Rosa and Miranda Maverick.

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Maycee Barber

UFC 276 Results: Maycee Barber defeats Jessica Eye (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 2, 2022

A women’s flyweight contest between Maycee Barber and Jessica Eye serves as the second bout of tonight’s UFC 276 preliminary fight card. Barber (11-2 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a two-fight winning streak, her latest being a unanimous decision victory over Montano De La Rosa back in April.

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Jessica Eye

Maycee Barber plans to make a statement in UFC 276 fight with Jessica Eye: "Prove my dominance in this division and pave my way to the title"

Cole Shelton - May 10, 2022

Maycee Barber always wanted to fight Jessica Eye and she now gets her wish. After Barber defeated Montana De La Rosa, ‘The Future’ was offered a fight with ‘Evil Eye’ at UFC 276. Jessica had just lost her slated opponent Casey O’Neill, who was forced to pull out of the contest due to a torn ACL. Once the fight with Eye became official, Barber got right back into training camp.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 78 with Maycee Barber, Davey Grant, Andre Petroski, and Frank Camacho

Cole Shelton - May 10, 2022

The 78th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 54. We’re first joined by 14th-ranked women’s flyweight Maycee Barber (2:04). UFC bantamweight Davey Grant (17:49) then comes on. UFC middleweight Andre Petroski (29:49) then joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC lightweight Frank Camacho (40:47).

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Montana De La Rosa expects "a really entertaining fight" against Maycee Barber to steal her hype: "I'm better everywhere"

Cole Shelton - April 19, 2022

Montana De La Rosa always wanted to rebook her fight against Maycee Barber. De La Rosa and Barber were set to meet at UFC 269, but Montana was forced out of the bout with an injury. Yet, shortly after, Barber suffered a similar injury and once that happened, the hope for De La Rosa was to get the fight rebooked.

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Maycee Barber

Maycee Barber vows to become the first person to finish Montana De La Rosa in the UFC: "I'm going out there to make a statement"

Cole Shelton - April 19, 2022

Maycee Barber is glad her fight against Montana De La Rosa got rebooked. Barber and De La Rosa were set to fight at UFC 269 back in December but De La Rosa was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Shortly after that, Barber also suffered an injury and now that they are both healthy, they will fight on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 52.