Maycee Barber will have an enviable showcase to justify why she calls herself “the future” of the given the postponement of Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman to UFC 261 for a positive coronavirus from the former Middleweight champion, the fight between Barber and Mexican Alexa Grasso becomes the new co-star of UFC 258.
— UFC News (@UFCNews) August 30, 2020
The UFC made the changes to the Main Card official this afternoon.
The fight between Jim Miller and Bobby Green, two of the oldest 155-pounders still active, is the one that will open the card.
Barber has not stepped into the Octagon since losing a unanimous decision to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246. During the contest, the 22-year-old fighter suffered an injury to her cruciate ligaments.
THE FUTURE IS BACK!!!! ???? #Repost @ufc with @make_repost
Rising prospects look to stamp themselves as contenders ???? @MayceeBarber vs @Alexa_Grasso is official for February! @ Las Vegas, Nevada https://t.co/vo5eOkMrJH
— Maycee Barber (@MayceeBarber) November 17, 2020
- Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns (2)
- Maycee Barber (10) vs. Alexa Grasso (15)
- Kelvin Gastelum (9) vs. Ian Heinisch (15)
- Pedro Munhoz (9) vs. Jimmie Rivera (8)
- Jim Miller vs. Bobby green
UFC 258 takes place on February 13 from UFC APEX.