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UFC 258 live blog: Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso

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This is the UFC 258 live blog for Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso, the flyweight co-main event for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Barber returns after a 13-month layoff that followed the first loss of her professional career, a decision setback to Roxanne Modaferri in which she sustained a serious knee injury in the first round. Prior to that, she had stopped three straight opponents, but she was noticeably diminished by her injury and outgrappled by the MMA vet. Despite her layoff, she holds the No. 10 spot in the promotion’s flyweight rankings, while Grasso comes in at No. 15. The Mexico native most recently outpointed Ji Yeon Kim to rebound from a decision loss to ex-champ Carla Esparza. Overall, Grasso has alternated wins and losses in her past seven outings, beating one-time title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz in one her most notable wins.

Check out the UFC 258 live blog below.

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