Maycee Kaye Barber[1] (born May 18, 1998) is an American mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of 16 January 2024, she is #6 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.[6]

Maycee Barber
BornMaycee Kaye Barber[1]
(1998-05-18) May 18, 1998 (age 25)
Greeley, Colorado, United States[2]
Other namesThe Future[3]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionFlyweight
Reach65 in (165 cm)[2]
StyleKarate
Fighting out ofGreeley, Colorado, United States
TeamFort Collins MMA[4]
Roufusport (until 2021)[5]
Team Alpha Male (2021–present)[5]
Rank2nd degree black belt in Karate[2]
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rener and Ryron Gracie[2]
Years active2017–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins13
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision5
Losses2
By decision2
Amateur record
Total1
Wins1
By knockout1
Losses0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

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. "[7]

Barber has a younger brother, Wyatt, who also is a mixed martial artist signed to Bellator.[8]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Legacy Fighting Alliance edit

Barber made her professional debut against Itzel Esquivel at LFA 14 on June 23, 2017.[9] She won the fight by a first-round armbar submission.[10]

Barber was booked to face Mallory Martin at LFA 22 on September 8, 2017.[11] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[12]

Barber faced Kaila Thompson at LFA 33 on February 18, 2018. She won the fight by a first-round submission.[13]

Barber faced Audrey Perkins at LFA 39 on May 4, 2018, in her final fight with the promotion.[14] She won the fight by a second-round technical knockout, the first knockout victory of her professional career.[15]

Mayce Barber faced Jamie Colleen at Dana White's Contender Series 13 on July 17, 2018. She received a UFC contract after earning a stoppage in the third round.[16]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Barber made her UFC debut on November 10, 2018 on UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez against Hannah Cifers. She won the fight via TKO in round two.[17]

Barber faced JJ Aldrich at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis on March 23, 2019.[18] Barber won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[19]

Barber faced Gillian Robertson on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 6.[20] She won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[21]

Barber faced Roxanne Modafferi on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246.[22] In an upset, she lost the one-sided fight by unanimous decision.[23]

After a year of hiatus recovering from a knee injury, Barber faced Alexa Grasso on February 13, 2021 at UFC 258.[24] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Barber faced Miranda Maverick on July 24, 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw. She won the fight via controversial split decision.[26][27] 22 out of 22 media outlets scored the bout as a win for Maverick.[28]

Barber was expected to face Montana De La Rosa on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[29] However, De La Rosa pulled out of the fight in early October citing injury[30] and she was replaced by Erin Blanchfield.[31] In turn, Barber withdrew in early November due to undisclosed reasons.[32]

Barber faced Montana De La Rosa on April 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 205.[33] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[34]

Barber, replacing injured Casey O'Neill, faced Jessica Eye on July 2, 2022, at UFC 276.[35] She won the bout via unanimous decision.[36] The bout also marked the last of her prevailing contract, and she re-signed with the UFC later in the year.[37][38]

Barber faced Andrea Lee on March 25, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 43.[39] She won the bout via split decision.[40]

Barber faced Amanda Ribas on June 24, 2023 at UFC on ABC 5.[41] She won the bout in the second round, defeating Ribas via elbows and punches on the ground.[42] The win earned Barber her first Performance of the Night award.[43]

Barber is scheduled to face Katlyn Chookagian on March 9, 2024, at UFC 299.[44]


Championships and accomplishments edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 13 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 0
By submission 2 0
By decision 5 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–2 Amanda Ribas TKO (elbows and punches) UFC on ABC: Emmett vs. Topuria June 24, 2023 2 3:42 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 12–2 Andrea Lee Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Vera vs. Sandhagen March 25, 2023 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 11–2 Jessica Eye Decision (unanimous) UFC 276 July 2, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–2 Montana De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade April 23, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–2 Miranda Maverick Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw July 24, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–2 Alexa Grasso Decision (unanimous) UFC 258 February 13, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 8–1 Roxanne Modafferi Decision (unanimous) UFC 246 January 18, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Gillian Robertson TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman October 18, 2019 1 3:04 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 7–0 JJ Aldrich TKO (knees and punches) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis March 23, 2019 2 3:01 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 6–0 Hannah Cifers TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez November 10, 2018 2 2:01 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 5–0 Jamie Colleen TKO (elbows) Dana White's Contender Series 13 July 13, 2018 3 4:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Audrey Perkins TKO (punches and elbows) LFA 39 May 4, 2018 2 2:54 Vail, Colorado, United States
Win 3–0 Kaila Thompson Submission (rear-naked choke) LFA 33 February 18, 2018 1 0:31 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (120 lb) bout.
Win 2–0 Mallory Martin Decision (unanimous) LFA 22 September 8, 2017 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Itzel Esquivel Submission (armbar) LFA 14 June 23, 2017 1 3:52 Houston, Texas, United States Strawweight debut.

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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b UFC 246 results
  2. ^ a b c d "Maycee Barber | UFC". UFC.com. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Maycee Barber ("The Future")". Tapology.com. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ Kevin Iole (March 21, 2019). "A family affair: Rising UFC star Maycee Barber owes pro career to her parents' all-in approach". Yahoo! Sports.
  5. ^ a b Maddyn Johnstone-Thomas (July 23, 2021). "Maycee Barber Has Fallen In Love With The Sport Again". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  6. ^ "UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P rankings, UFC Champions | UFC.com". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2024-01-16.
  7. ^ McCarter, Nathan (22 March 2019). "Meet Maycee Barber, the 20-Year-Old UFC Phenom with Superstar Potential". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Bellator signs Wyatt Barber, younger brother of UFC standout Maycee Barber". mmajunkie.com. January 31, 2020.
  9. ^ Hammond, Mick (20 June 2017). "Itzel Esquivel Expects Tough Fight Against Maycee Barber At Friday's LFA 14". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  10. ^ Van Wey, Walker (23 November 2019). "Maycee Barber's UFC Journey Started With LFA". ufc.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  11. ^ Hemminger, Brian (1 November 2018). "LFA 22's Maycee Barber talks Mallory Martin, training at Jackson/Wink & UFC aspirations". mmaoddsbreaker.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  12. ^ Kuhl, Dan (8 September 2017). "LFA 22 Results: Perez Submits Heinisch, Claims Vacant Middleweight Title". combatpress.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) 33 Official Results And Video Highlights". fightbookmma.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  14. ^ Hammond, Mick (2 May 2019). "Maycee Barber Predicts She'll Dominate Audrey Perkins At LFA 39". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  15. ^ FloCombat Staff (7 May 2018). "LFA 39: Undefeated Maycee Barber Reflects On TKO Win". flocombat.com. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  16. ^ Morgan, Josh (17 July 2018). "Dana White's Contender Series 13 results: Maycee Barber scores finish, among 3 contract winners". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  17. ^ Doyle, Dave (2018-11-10). "UFC Denver results: Maycee Barber earns ruthless finish of Hannah Cifers". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  18. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (20 January 2019). "Several bouts announced for UFC Nashville, including Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  19. ^ "UFC Nashville results: Maycee Barber tested early, but finishes J.J. Aldrich in second". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-24. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  20. ^ Cole, Ross (2019-07-31). "Maycee Barber Vs Gillian Robertson Set For UFC On ESPN 6". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  21. ^ Cole, Ross (2019-07-31). "Maycee Barber Vs Gillian Robertson Set For UFC On ESPN 6". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  22. ^ "Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi in the works for UFC 246 on Jan. 18". MMA Junkie. 2019-11-13. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  23. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-01-18). "UFC 246 Results: Roxanne Modafferi bloodies, dominates Maycee Barber". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  24. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2020-11-11). "Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 13 februari 2021". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  25. ^ Doherty, Dan (2021-02-14). "UFC 258 Results: Alexa Grasso Wins Exciting Fight Over Maycee Barber". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  26. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2021-04-07). "Maycee Barber to fight Miranda Maverick at July 24 UFC event". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  27. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-07-24). "UFC Vegas 32 Results: Maycee Barber Scrapes by Miranda Maverick". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  28. ^ "Maycee Barber defeats Miranda Maverick". MMA Decisions. 2021-07-24. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  29. ^ Ross Markey (2021-09-01). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Maycee Barber added to UFC 269 on December 11". Fight Book MMA. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  30. ^ Mike Heck (2021-10-06). "Montana De La Rosa out of UFC 269 fight with Maycee Barber". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  31. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-10-12). "Erin Blanchfield vervangt Montana De La Rosa tegen Maycee Barber tijdens UFC 269". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  32. ^ Nolan King (2021-11-06). "Maycee Barber out of UFC 269 fight vs. Erin Blanchfield; replacement being sought". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  33. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-01-22). "UFC: Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa Back On for April 23". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  34. ^ Law, Eddie (2022-04-23). "UFC Vegas 52: Maycee Barber Dominates De La Rosa To A Decision Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  35. ^ Damon Martin (2022-04-28). "Casey O'Neill out, Maycee Barber now expected to face Jessica Eye at UFC 276". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  36. ^ Behunin, Alex (2022-07-02). "UFC 276: Maycee Barber Fights Out Deal, Jessica Eye Retires". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  37. ^ Matt Erickson (July 4, 2022). "Maycee Barber plans contract talk with Dana White on push for title shot after UFC 276". MMAjunkie.com.
  38. ^ James Lynch (December 2, 2022). Maycee Barber talks Andrea Lee, moving back to 115lbs & new contract – via YouTube.
  39. ^ Matthew Wells and Nolan King (2022-11-23). "Maycee Barber is currently fighting Andrea Lee at UFC event in March". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2022-11-23.
  40. ^ Doherty, Dan (2023-03-25). "UFC San Antonio: Maycee Barber Displays Toughness in Split Decision". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-03-26.
  41. ^ "UFC books top-10 flyweights Maycee Barber and Amanda Ribas for June 24 event". MMA Junkie. 2023-04-07. Retrieved 2023-04-07.
  42. ^ Anderson, Jay (2023-06-24). "UFC Jacksonville: Maycee Barber Stops Amanda Ribas in Bloody Scrap". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  43. ^ a b Matt Erickson (2023-06-24). "UFC on ABC 5 bonuses: Ilia Topuria's 50-42 scorecard helps net extra $50,000". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2023-06-24.
  44. ^ "UFC 299 adds Maycee Barber vs. Katlyn Chookagian". MMA Junkie. 2023-12-07. Retrieved 2023-12-07.
  45. ^ UFC (2023-06-24). "UFC Stats - Women's Flyweight Division". ufc.com.
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