02 Nov UFC Denver stars to watch featuring Maycee Barber, Bobby Moffett and John Gunther
On November 10, the UFC will head back to where it all began with UFN 139. This event will also mark the promotion’s 25-year celebration. Here are three fighters to be on the lookout for at this history-making event.
Maycee Barber – A veteran of LFA, the highly touted Maycee Barber holds a perfect 5-0 record comprised of two submissions, two knockouts and one decision. In her five wins as a professional Barber has earned a 80 percent finish rate. I think the key to victory for Barber in this contest will be her ability to use constant pressure from the outset. Expect this fight to be over late in the first round or early in the second. Barber’s last victory was a third round TKO of Jamie Colleen in the main event of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 5 in July 2018. In the debuting Hannah Cifers, she will be facing a opponent who holds a 8-2 record with five of those wins coming via knockout. Cifer’s last win was a first round TKO of Kali Robbins at Next Level Fight Club 9 in September 2018.
Bobby Moffett – At 13-3, The MMA Lab’s Bobby Moffett has won his last three contests, the most recent being a second-round submission of Jacob Kilburn at DWTNCS 8 in August 2018. With eight of his 13 career wins ending in a tap out, expect Moffett to put those high-level ground skills to work to get the victory late in the third round. In Chas Skelly, he will be facing an equally skilled ground specialist who has earned 10 of his 17 career wins via submission. Skelly’s last win in the UFC came at UFN 104 in February 2017 where he submitted The Ultimate Fighter season 22 alum Chris Gruetzemacher in the second round via rear naked choke.
John Gunther – An alum of The Ultimate Fighter season 27, John Gunther makes his second UFC appearance holding a perfect 7-0 record with three of those victories ending in a finish. Gunther is very gritty and well rounded but don’t be surprised if this contest winds up going to the judge’s scorecards. Gunther’s last UFC win was a majority decision victory over Allan Zuniga at the TUF 27 finale in July 2018. In Brazil’s Davi Ramos, he will face off against a opponent who has earned six of his eight career wins via submission. Ramos’s last victory in the UFC was a first-round submission of Nick Hein at UFC 224 in May 2018.