UFC returns for its highly anticipated 246th pay-per-view event this Saturday in Las Vegas, headlined by a returning Conor McGregor taking on Cowboy Donald Cerrone.
Whilst McGregor is a betting favorite over Cerrone, he isn’t the biggest favorite on the card. That distinction belongs to Maycee Barber. The 21-year-old is currently a -1000 favorite to defeat Roxanne Modaferri on Saturday.
Barber (8-0-0) has won all three of her fights since signing with the UFC, all devastating TKO finishes. A victory over a former title challenger in Modafferi will be a big one for Barber and catapult her up the rankings, alongside the elite of the division. The likes of former ONE FC champ and UFC welterweight, Ben Askren, have already predicted Barber will be flyweight champion by the end of 2020.
The fast-rising star faces her most experienced opponent to date in Modafferi (23-16-0), a woman who has been competing as a professional since 2002 and owns victories over the likes of Antonina Shevchenko, Barb Honchak, Andrea Lee and Marloes Coenen.
UFC 246 takes place this Saturday January 18, 2020, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Fight fans, it seems the odds-makers believe Barber has this fight in the bag, but how do you see it going? Let us know in the comments section below.