‘I’m Confident That I Won That Fight’- Maycee Barber Sees No Controversy in Her Win Over Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32

Published 07/25/2021, 11:48 AM EDT

UFC women’s flyweight Maycee Barber narrowly defeated Miranda Maverick via split decision in the main card of UFC Vegas 32. The win also ended her two-fight losing skid and has put her in a good place going ahead.

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Talking about the match, Miranda surged ahead of ‘The Future’ in terms of strikes in both the first and second rounds. Barber though made a comeback in the third but need a finish to survive, that never came. In the end, the fight ended in a split decision that shocked many fight fanatics.

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The result became a topic of discussion, as many thought Maverick had a slight stick over ‘The Future’ in the end. This list included present and former stars of the octagon who were shell-shocked by the decision. They vented the dismay on their respective social media platforms.

Surrounded by the chaos over her win, a confident Maycee appeared for the post-fight interview. She discussed her happiness after winning and also gave insights on the much perceived controversial win.

“I won that fight and got my hand raised,” a self-assertive Maycee told reporters. “I don’t read Twitter, I don’t read comments, I don’t pay attention to that, you know.”

‘The Future’ further added, “I did what I needed to do, the judges did what they needed to do, and I got my hand raised. That’s pretty much all there is to it and I’m confident that I won that fight, you know.”

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Maycee would be happy to see the back of a tough and dangerous Maverick. Although she later added that she would fight her again. “I’m ready to go back to training and gonna finish it next time,” she affirmed.

Maycee Barber breaks the Vegas curse

Barber (9-2) desperately needed a win here after her back-to-back losses. First, she lost to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 via unanimous decision. Next up, she lost to Alexa Grasso at UFC 258 again via split decision. Other than the type of losses, one more thing was common in both cases. Vegas.

Anyone who losses consecutive fights at a certain place may develop an aversion to that place. But Maycee not only broke her brief losing spree but also broke her Vegas curse.

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January 18, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Roxanne Modafferi is declared the winner by unanimous decision against Maycee Barber during UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In the interview, ‘The Future’ expressed her opinion on the same. “I feel it’s great. But it’s something I expected to come,” Maycee said her victory. “Come here back to Vegas and get (the win), you know. The last two times I was in Vegas, I did not get my hand raised. There is no way Vegas is (an) unlucky place for me.”

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With this win, she may feel a monkey is off her back. She can now continue her race towards a title challenge (that halted for a brief time) and stand up someday to face an irresistible force in Valentina Shevchenko.

What did you make of Barber’s comments on her win? Let us know.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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