A 21-year-old American's dream of becoming the UFC's youngest-ever champion was crushed by a classy flyweight veteran in a brutal and bloody win

Business Insider | 1/19/2020 | Alan Dawson
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Maycee Barber, a 21-year-old touted as an athlete who could potentially become the youngest-ever UFC champion, had her dreams crushed by a classy veteran fighter on Saturday.

Roxanne Modafferi overcame an underdog status to out-work and out-experience her younger opponent, besting her with extraordinarily high-level jiu jitsu.

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Modafferi dropped Barber in the second round and made her bleed all over the canvas. Barber suffered a knee injury so bad she hobbled out of the arena with the assistance of her team.

Modafferi said she hoped her family and friends made big money from her upset victory.

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LAS VEGAS — A 21-year-old American's dreams of becoming the UFC's youngest-ever champion were crushed on Saturday by a classy flyweight veteran in one brutal and bloody win.

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Before the bout, Maycee Barber was being touted as an athlete who could potentially become the youngest-ever UFC champion. Business Insider spoke to her on Thursday in Las Vegas, and she confirmed her ambition of being a "record-breaker" to us.

Roxanne Modafferi, her older opponent, stood in her way.

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Modafferi told us she'll hand her her first loss and show everyone new moves on fight night Saturday.

On January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, on the last bout of the preliminary UFC 246:...
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