UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw: Miranda Maverick vs Maycee Barber- Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/22/2021, 9:24 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs Dillashaw is all set to be one of the best UFC events of the year. There are a plethora of various good fights happening at the event. One such fight is the Women’s Flyweight clash between Miranda Maverick and Maycee Barber.

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Maverick is coming into this fight on the back of a 5 fight win streak. Maverick last lost an MMA fight back in 2019, when she faced DeAnna Bennett at Invicta FC 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez. The Invicta veteran made her UFC debut last year, and she faced Liana Jojua at the UFC 254 event.

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Maverick won that fight via a 1st round TKO. The fighter continued her impressive performance, defeating Gillian Robertson in her next fight via a unanimous decision. Now as she steps inside the ring this weekend, Maverick would love to continue that momentum and get her 3rd UFC victory.

Maycee Barber on the other hand will come into the fight on the back of two consecutive losses. The fighter last faced Alexa Grasso at UFC 258 and lost via unanimous decision. When ‘The Future’ started her MMA career, many touted her to be the next big thing in the UFC.

The fighter even lived up to the expectations winning her 1st 8 MMA fights. However, 2 consecutive losses have seen people questioning Barber’s ability to compete at the top level. Therefore, when ‘The Future’ enters the Octagon this weekend, she would love to get a victory and prove she deserves to compete with the best.

Miranda Maverick vs Maycee Barber: Analysis

Maverick will be the more confident fighter going into the fight and would look to overwhelm her opponent. ‘Maverick’s plan would be to play to her strengths and get Barber on the ground as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Barber would love to get close in and KO Maverick early on. This fight will certainly be determined by whether Maverick can land those early takedowns. If she is able to do that ‘The Future’ might get in trouble, otherwise, Barber’s striking prowess might be too much for Maverick to handle.

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Final Prediction: Maycee Barber via a 2nd round TKO/KO.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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