UFC 269 Loses a Fight Due to Undisclosed Reasons

Published 11/06/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


Maycee Barber, one of the brightest young prospects of UFC’s women’s flyweight division, is out of UFC 269.

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Barber, who sits at #13 in the UFC rankings, will not make it to her fight against Erin Blanchfield on December 11, 2021. The reason for her withdrawal has not been disclosed yet. As of now, Blanchfield is still on the card as the UFC is trying to look for a replacement.

‘The Future’ recently snapped her two-fight losing streak against Miranda Maverick. It was a controversial split decision win for her, as 22 of 22 media outlets had scored the bout as a win for Maverick.

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This is the second time the UFC has made a change to this fight. Earlier, Barber was supposed to take on Montana De La Rosa, but ‘Monty’ withdrew from the fight because of an injury. The UFC brought in Blanchfield as a replacement, but now, they’ll have to look for an opponent for her.

‘Cold Blooded’ made her UFC debut earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 192. She won the fight via a unanimous decision. Blanchfield is currently on a four-fight win streak and would look to add to the streak.

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Maycee Barber to miss out on one of the biggest cards of the year

UFC 269 is one of the most anticipated cards of 2021. Two huge title fights will headline the event. Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier will face each other for the UFC lightweight title. ‘Lioness‘ Amanda Nunes will also make her return and defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Julianna Pena.

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UFC welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards will also come face-to-face at the event. Other than that, former UFC bantamweight champions, Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt are also scheduled to fight at the PPV.

As people are looking forward to the event, and are hyped about it, it would’ve been a great place for Barber to showcase her skills and impress the UFC matchmakers.

Given Barber’s ranking, an impressive performance at UFC 269 would’ve definitely helped her push for bigger fights in 2022.

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Who do you think Erin Blanchfield should face instead of ‘The Future’? Do you think Maycee Barber can make an impressive comeback in the next fight? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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