Update 7:30 p.m. Maycee Barber wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Barber led on significant strikes 52-31, many of them sharp elbows to the former contender, who retired after the bout.
UFC 276 will be held Saturday, July 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event for the 12-fight card is a middleweight title bout between defending champion Israel Adesanya and challenger Jared Cannonier.
The early preliminary card will have both of the women fights on it. In the flyweight division former contender Jessica Eye (15-10-1) will take on Maycee Barber (10-2).
Eye has been struggling in the octagon as of late and could be fighting for her UFC future. She has lost three straight fights, all by decision and is 5-9-1 during her time in the UFC. To be fair losses against flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, bantamweight champion Julianna Pena, former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and contenders like Sara McMann and Jennifer Maia is nothing to be ashamed of.
Barber (10-2) is an injury replacement for Casey O’Neill, who tore her ACL. She is making a quick turnaround after winning a unanimous decision over Montana de la Rosa on April 23, 2022. Barber can vault herself back into the contender pool with an impressive performance.
Here are the latest odds from DraftKings Sportsbook from the bout, and we’ll update this article with a brief summary of what happened after we have a winner.
Over 2.5: -305
Under 2.5: +240
Eye by KO/TKO/DQ: +1200
Eye by Submission: +1400
Eye by Decision: +400
Barber by KO/TKO/DQ: +350
Barber by Submission: +1100
Barber by Decision: -135
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