Barber OUT: This could be Rose Namajuna’s next opponent!

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Rose Namajunas, Tracy Cortez and Maycee Barber. Photo via USA Today Sports and Instagram

With Maycee Barber absent for unknown reasons, former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will now face Tracy Cortez on July 13.

This is evident from various reports.

The No. 11 ranked Cortez is undefeated since joining the UFC in 2019 and is currently on an 11-fight winning streak. She is 5-0 in the UFC and was originally scheduled to face Miranda Maverick on July 20.

Namajunas is 1-1 since moving up to flyweight and is currently ranked sixth in the stacked division.

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The fight card takes place on July 13 at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Check out the announced fights below!

  • Rose Namajunas vs. TBD
  • Drew Dober vs. TBA
  • Gregory Rodriges vs. TBD
  • Mike Malott vs Gilbert Urbina
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Gabriel Bonfim vs Ange Loosea
  • Mariya Agapova vs. Luana Santos
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • Cody Brundage vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
  • Julian Erosa vs. Christian Rodriguez
  • Josh Fremd vs. Andre Petroski
  • MarQuel Mederos vs. Nazim Sadykhov

*The battle map is subject to change.

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