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FLYWEIGHT FIREWORKS HEADLINE UFC RETURN TO DENVER ON JULY 13

FLYWEIGHT FIREWORKS BETWEEN
(#4) MAYCEE BARBER AND (#6) ROSE NAMAJUNAS
HEADLINES UFC® RETURN TO DENVER ON JULY 13

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BARBER vs. NAMAJUNAS
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 7

FEATURED BOUT:
DREW DOBER vs. MIKE DAVIS

UFC® returns to Denver, Colorado for the first time since the historic 25th anniversary event in 2018 with a critical matchup between two hometown flyweights as No. 4 ranked Maycee Barber battles No. 6 Rose Namajunas. Also on the card, a thrilling lightweight bout sees Denver’s own Drew Dober lock horns with fellow striker Mike Davis.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BARBER vs NAMAJUNAS will take place Saturday, July 13 at Ball Arena. The entire event will simulcast in English and Spanish on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes starting with the prelims at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, followed by the main card at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: BARBER vs NAMAJUNAS tickets will go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. MT and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. MT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 6 starting at 10 a.m. MT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

 

VIP Experience packages are available via On Location, UFC’s Official VIP Experience Provider. Enjoy exclusive access with an official ticket package that can feature premium seating, VIP access to weigh-ins, all-inclusive hospitality, meet-and-greets with UFC fighters and more. For more information, visit UFCVIP.com to view package details.

 

Barber (14-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) returns to her home state looking to impress in her very first UFC main event. She is currently on a six-fight win streak, the longest of her UFC career, which includes victories over Miranda Maverick, Jessica Eye and Amanda Ribas. Barber now intends on securing a shot at the title by taking out Namajunas.

 

Former two-time UFC strawweight champion Namajunas (12-6, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) aims to remain undefeated in 2024 and break into the flyweight Top 5. Among the most popular women to ever compete in MMA, Namajunas has entertained fans with victories over UFC champions Zhang Weili (twice), Joanna Jedrzejcyzk (twice) and Jesscia Andrade. She now plans on being the first person to stop Barber with a statement performance.

 

Dober (27-13 1NC, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) intends to secure a record-breaking knockout for his first UFC fight in his home city. He is currently tied for the most knockouts in UFC lightweight history with nine, including those over Bobby Green, Ricky Glenn and Terrance McKinney. Dober now has his sights set on adding Davis to his résumé and breaking back into the lightweight Top 15.

 

Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Davis (11-2, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) looks to make the most of the biggest opportunity of his career. A former featherweight, Davis is currently on a four-fight win streak at 155 pounds, which includes victories against Natan Levy, Mason Jones and Thomas Gifford. He now seeks to step up to the occasion and prove that he can compete with the very best in the world by taking out Dober.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • No. 10 ranked flyweight contender Viviane Araujo (12-6, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) looks to defend her spot in the rankings against No. 15 Jasmine Jasudavicius (10-3, fighting out of Niagara, Ontario, Canada)
  • Welterweight strikers collide as Santiago Ponzinibbio (30-7, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) meets Muslim Salikhov (19-5, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia)
  • Mike Malott (10-2-1, fighting out of Burlington, Ontario, Canada) seeks to keep his 100 percent finishing rate intact against Gilbert Urbina (7-4, fighting out of Mercedes, Texas) at welterweight
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan (12-6, fighting out of Denver, Colo. by way of Accra, Ghana) plans to spoil the homecoming of Cody Brundage (10-6, fighting out of Littleton, Colo.) in a middleweight bout
  • Julian Erosa (29-12, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) and Christian Rodriguez (11-1, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) battle in a featherweight bout sure to deliver fireworks
  • An exciting welterweight contest pits Gabriel Bonfim (15-1, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil) against Ange Loosa (10-3 1NC, fighting out of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland by way of Kinshasa, DR Congo)
  • Welterweight contenders Josh Fremd (11-5, fighting out of Englewood, Colo. by way of Pittsburgh, Penn.) and Andre Petroski (10-4, fighting out of Springfield, Penn.) vie to steal the show
  • Luana Santos (7-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) faces Mariya Agapova (10-4, fighting out of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan) in a flyweight bout

 

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts are live and subject to change.

 

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and approximately 260 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.

 

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