Maycee Barber and Jamie Colleen battle for UFC contract in this Tuesday’s Dana White Contender Series main event

This week’s upcoming edition of ‘Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series’ will be headlined by an exciting strawweight showdown between Maycee Barber and Jamie Colleen. Both women will be hoping to earn a UFC contract at the end of the show.

Is Barber set to earn a UFC contract just over a year after making her professional MMA debut?

Barber (4-0) is an exciting prospect who made her professional debut just over a year ago. The 20-year-old has been competing for Legacy Fighting Alliance and has finished three of her four career wins, two first-round submissions and one knockout.

Former KOTC champ Jamie Colleen has a second shot at a UFC contract.

Colleen (4-1) competed on the show last year, earning herself a third-round armbar submission win over Tiffany Masters. Unfortunately the UFC president did not elect to offer her a contract despite fans on social media believing she had done enough to earn one. The 32-year-old former King of the Cage champion now receives a second opportunity in July.

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‘DW’s Contender Series 2018: Week 5’ takes place this Tuesday July 17 from the TUF Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event will be aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 8pm EST.

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2 comments

  1. only time I watched Maycee barber fight she came in a full weight class above her opponent. she weighed in 124.5 for a strawweight fight. in her post fight interview she pretty much teased her opponent for being upset and said she cut 12 pounds of water and still could only get to 124 lbs. I hope she has gotten her amateurish weight management under control. she seems like one of those unbearably overconfident prospects like that Molly McCann girl. think they’re elite when they’ve been wading in the kiddie pool this whole time.

    1. You may want to get up to date on Maycee’s weight cuts. She just fought in May and made the 115 limit easily. She has explained the weight cut issue in previous interviews, and her opponent that night refused to shake her hand on the way out of the cage, leading to the interview commentary. I’d hate to see any fighter doubting themselves in interviews. She is young, and confident, but has backed it up so far.

      This should be a really good fight, and it’ll be interesting to see how Jaime bounces back after a year off with some injuries compared to Maycee who has fought 4 times in a little over a year. Great matchup, can’t wait to watch.

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