Maycee Barber vs Alexa Grasso Announced As New Co-Main Event for UFC 258

Published 02/05/2021, 7:10 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 28: Alexa Grasso of Mexico poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The UFC 258 pay-per-view next month has a new co-main event. Maycee Barber will face Alexa Grasso in a clash of contenders in the women’s flyweight division. The second pay-per-view of the year is set to be headlined by the welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 22-year-old, Barber, will return to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246. Also known as ‘The Future’ the Roufusport academy trainee has finished 7 of her 8 victories. A Dana White’s Contender Series alumni, Barber made her first UFC appearance in 2018 and won 3 consecutive bouts by T/KO before losing to Modafferi.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A seven-fight UFC veteran, Alexa Grasso will fight for the first time since her win over Ji Yeon Kim in August 2020. The former Invicta FC fighter has a record of 4-3 in the UFC. She will look to build on her previous triumph as another one will propel her towards the elite of the division.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 29: (L-R) Alexa Grasso of Mexico punches Ji Yeon Kim of South Korea in their flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 29, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Both fighters will look to make the most of the co-main event spot too, as it will definitely gravitate more attention to their bout. A win will be beneficial for either lady, but a loss is something both won’t consider.

Usman vs Burns will headline UFC 258

After the first pay-per-view of the year had no title fight, the UFC is back to their usual norm of headlining pay-per-views with title fights. Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, will defend his throne against former teammate and training partner, Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Nigerian Nightmare‘ is a man on a mission, as he seems certain to cement his legacy as the greatest welterweight of all time. His resume certainly speaks for his case. Yet another win over Burns will take him one step forward to achieving that status.

Who will be the 170lbs champion after UFC 258? Also, who do you think will win the co-main event, Maycee Barber or Alexa Grasso?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Apratim Banerjee

871 articles

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT