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#2 Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson (Women's Flyweight)

Barber vs. Robertson.
Barber vs. Robertson.

Rising UFC Women's Flyweight contenders Maycee Barber and Gillian Robertson were looking to rise in the rankings with a win as both women were outside the top 10. Robertson was coming off two consecutive wins while Barber maintained her spotless record after two UFC fights.

Barber was ranked #12 while Robertson was on #15 going into tonight's fight.

Round 1: Barber loosened her hands with the left-hand jabs. Robertson was busy herself as she attempted a few kicks before shooting for Barber's legs. Robertson landed a few good shots in the pocket. Robertson changed levels. It was a fake as she went back up and landed a combination. Robertson went in for the single leg but Barber stuffed it. Robertson settled for the clinch against the fence. Barber got in a few good elbows and short punches. Barber connected with an elbow on the break that hurt Robertson.

Barber then unleashed a barrage of punches and elbows as Robertson retreated. Barber followed her and her hands flowed as she connected with big rights and lefts. Maycee caused a lot of damage with one particular elbow that hit Robertson right in her temple. The lefts and rights kept coming in before the referee stepped in to stop the fight. Barber lit up the TD Garden with an explosive striking display there.

Result: Maycee Barber def. Gillian Robertson via TKO (3:04, Round One)

Barber's seventh finish was clinical and ruthless. The Future maintained her undefeated streak with a dominant display against the unpredictable Robertson. Barber even called out Paige Van Zant in her post-fight interview and that, my folks, is a fight to watch out for.

Published 19 Oct 2019, 10:22 IST
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