UFC women’s flyweight prospect Maycee Barber is confident that she will “break” Alexa Grasso when they meet in the UFC 258 co-main event.
Barber has not competed since UFC 246 in January 2020, when she dropped a lopsided unanimous decision to Roxanne Modafferi, the first defeat of her pro career. The 22-year-old American has spent the last year rehabbing a knee injury suffered in the fight and getting ready to return to the Octagon with a bang. She will get the opportunity to do so next Saturday at UFC 258. Despite the loss to Modafferi, the UFC matchmakers continue to show faith in Barber. She has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 258 against Grasso, right beneath the headliner between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.
Speaking to Line Movement’s James Lynch, Barber said she’s confident she will be able to get back into the win column. Though Grasso has proven herself to be a formidable foe inside the Octagon herself, Barber believes she is breakable, and she thinks she’s the one to break her. Check out what the Roufusport product said about Grasso.
"I see myself breaking her" ⚒️
— Line_Movement (@Line_Movement) February 4, 2021
“She is breakable. She is one of those fighters, you know, who can break. She has shown that, and I’m one of those good fighters that will break someone. She is tough, though. She’s gritty and she’s tough, but that doesn’t mean that she’s not breakable. I guess I’ve never seen a path in my mind when I visualize the fight (where I don’t break her). I see myself breaking her. Whether that’s striking, whether that’s ground game, whether that’s wrestling, I’m ready to break her,” Barber said.
Prior to the loss to Modafferi, it looked like Barber was well on her way to the title at 125lbs. She has all the skills in the world to dominate the competition, and the mental confidence to back those skills up. The youngster will look to use her loss as motivation to come back stronger than ever and get back in the win column against Grasso.
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