Maycee Barber Looking To TKO Cerminara, Wants Grasso Rematch

Miami, FL – Maycee Barber faces Katlyn Cerminara at UFC 299 on Saturday night, but her goal is still to get her rematch against flyweight champion Alexa Grasso.

“Obviously Alexa still has the belt so (this fight) would be a title eliminator and getting a title shot. When I finish Katlyn the gatekeeper, for me, that really sets me up,” Barber told reporters including Cageside Press on Wednesday.

“I’m still coming for my rematch.”

Many believe that the next fight for Grasso will be the trilogy fight with former champion Valentina Shevchenko which would leave Barber on the outside looking in.

“Even if they do have their trilogy, if they’re scheduled to fight, I’d like to be the backup fighter or whatever we can make work. There’s injuries, there’s things that pop up, so I’ll be ready,” Barber said.

Barber has Cerminara to deal with at UFC 299. Cerminara has a tendency to use her cardio and distance to frustrate opponents and score well on the judges cards.

“More of what I look at is they’re decision wins. They’re not finishes, they’re not dominant, they’re just decision wins. She’s doing enough to win a decision,” she said.

“All the girls that she’s fought that have gone for a finish, specifically (Jessica) Andrade, she got finished. That’s what we plan to do. We’re going to go out there and finish. I’m not going out there to point fight with her. I’m going out there to finish her.”

Watch the entire media day scrum with Maycee Barber above. She takes on Katlyn Cerminara at UFC 299 on Saturday night.