UFC Denver official with Maycee Barber vs. Rose Namajunas main event

A potential UFC women’s flyweight title eliminator is set for five rounds this summer.

At a UFC Fight Night event July 13 in Denver, top contenders Maycee Barber and Rose Namajunas will collide at Ball Arena, promotion CEO Dana White announced Tuesday. Ariel Helwani was first to reported the news on X.

Barber (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is on the most successful stretch of her UFC career as she enters the bout on a six-fight winning streak. Her two most recent wins have come over perennial contenders Amanda Ribas (by TKO) and Katlyn Cerminara (by unanimous decision).

Namajunas (12-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is 1-1 since she shifted to flyweight from strawweight in 2023. After a unanimous decision loss to Manon Fiorot in her divisional debut, Namajunas defeated Amanda Ribas by unanimous decision in March.

While unofficially a title eliminator, the winner of the bout could get a crack at the winner of champion Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko, a bout expected to take place in the fall following the conclusion of the airing of “The Ultimate Fighter 32.”

With the addition, the July 13 lineup includes:

  • Maycee Barber vs. Rose Namajunas

  • Mike Malott vs. Gilbert Urbina

  • Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov

  • Gabriel Bonfim vs. Ange Loosa

  • Mariya Agapova vs. Luana Santos

  • Viviane Araujo vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

  • Cody Brundage vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan

  • Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez

  • Josh Fremd vs. Andre Petroski

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie