MMA Preview – Maycee Barber vs Hannah Cifers at UFC Fight Night 139

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two debutants head to Denver in the shape of Maycee Barber and Hannah Cifers. The talent in the UFC strawweight division continues to grow with these additions and these young guns have full intentions of climbing the rankings.

Barber arrives into the UFC unbeaten and on the back of an impressive TKO over Jamie Colleen on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and was rewarded with a fight against Maia Stevenson. However, Stevenson withdrew with injury and meanwhile, on the cusp of signing for Invicta, the UFC snapped up Cifers when they realised her potential in the division.

THE PREDICTION

These women improve with every fight so we should expect to see them further evolved and as they are natural finishers we should be in for a great fight. Cifers packs one hell of a punch and is very experienced for her age but her cardio will be tested fighting at elevation.

Barber, on the other hand, will be on home soil in Colorado so will be used to the altitude as well as having the fans behind her but she will have to weather the early storm. Barber has the height and reach advantage but Cifers is deceptively strong and thrives in the clinch with a Muay Thai background and she may just have the power to cause the upset.

Winner: Cifers via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.