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The main card features a fun fight in the Women’s Strawweight division, as Maycee “The Future” Barber takes on Montana De La Rosa. Coming off a controversial decision victory over Miranda Maverick, Barber will look to emphatically put a stamp on this fight. Previous to the win, Barber had lost two straight. Meanwhile, De La Rosa is coming an excellent TKO victory over Ariane Lipski. An important victory for De La Rosa, as she had a draw and a loss in her two fights prior.

As for a prediction, I have De La Rosa winning. While I expect this fight to be close, the grittiness and wrestling of De La Rosa has me believing that she can edge this fight out. It won’t be easy though, as Barber packs a punch and is a good wrestler herself. However, Barber of late, has been a slow starter. In fact, in the last two fights, Barber has landed 38 strikes combined in the first two rounds. The same amount she has landed in the last two round three’s combined. Barber also has a 66% takedown defense and will have to stay upright against a notable spam takedown artist in De La Rosa. With all those things said, I do think Barber is the better overall fighter. Yet, De La Rosa has the cardio and ability to dig deep and keep going forward. Something which I believe will aid her in getting her handed raised via decision.

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