The UFC confirmed today that Alexa Grasso (12-3-0) will take on No. 11 Maycee Barber (8-1-0) at UFC 258.
Grasso, 27, moved up to 125 pounds from strawweight in January after she missed weight for her UFC 246 bout with Claudia Gadelha. She was victorious in her debut fight against Ji Yeon Kim in late August.
— UFC News (@UFCNews) August 30, 2020
Meanwhile, Barber, 22, will look to rebound from a one-sided loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246 in January and various knee injuries. Like Grasso, she also moved up from strawweight.
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— Maycee Barber (@MayceeBarber) November 17, 2020
UFC 258 is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2021 at a venue to be determined. Current bouts include:
KAMARU USMAN (17-1-0) VS. GILBERT BURNS (19-3-0)
ALEXA GRASSO (12-3-0) VS. MAYCEE BARBER (8-1-0)
URIAH HALL (16-9-0) VS. CHRIS WEIDMAN (15-5-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.