UFC Denver: Barber vs Namajunas Main Event Confirmed at Ball Arena

Maycee Barber vs Rose Namajunas UFC Denver

UFC Denver Fight Night is officially confirmed for July 13, 2024 with the main event bout between Maycee Barber and Rose Namajunas.

UFC President Dana White took to social media to announce that UFC would return to Denver for the first time since 2018 on July 13. The Fight Night event will take place at the Ball Arena and will see top flyweight contenders in action. Ariel Helwani reported the location and the main event bout two weeks back.

Barber vs Namajunas Headliner

Maycee Barber is ranked at #4 in UFC women’s flyweight rankings as she currently enjoys a 6-fight winning streak. LFA and Contender Series Alumni, Barber has scored the wins against the likes of Katlyn Cerminara, Amanda Ribas, Jessica Eye and others during her streak. Although, Rose Namajunas will be her hardest fight until now.

Namajunas, former UFC Strawweight Champion, is ranked at #6 in flyweight division currently. She jumped up to the 125 lbs division with a loss against Manon Fiorat last year at UFC Paris. She got her first win in the division against Amanda Ribas in March.

Other Fights on the Card

Dana White additionally announced that Mike Malott will face Gilbert Urbina in a welterweight bout at the event. Malott suffered his first UFC loss in his 4 bouts as he was knocked out by Niel Magny at UFC 297. Urbina is looking for his second win in his fourth UFC bout.

White also confirmed another welterweight contest between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Muslim Salikhov on the main card. A lightweight bout between Gabriel Bonfim and Ange Loosa was also announced.

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