UFC 276 Prelims Prospects to Watch: Muniz and Barber

All week I’ve been thinking about UFC 276, Fights are stacked top to bottom with the highest levels of a technical fight with Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway.

Prelims are crazy from featuring prelim to the first fight on the prelims. Bunch of prospects with UFC Champion potential.

Andre Muniz

Well known in the MMA community amongst hardcore fans before signing with UFC was a killer on the regional Brazilian scene and now a killer in the UFC.

Four fight winning streak biggest win came against Jacare Souza with a first round submission. Gained some attraction.

Muniz upcoming fight one of the most athletic gifted Middleweights, Urijah Hall. Hall is a tough fast striker with some crazy leg kicks, Arsenal of strikes big wins against AMAZING fighters. 37 years old but still can defeat any Middleweight.

“He’s a pretty dangerous guy on the feet. You have to be careful all the time. At any moment, there may be a punch or a kick coming your way. We’re very well-trained and prepared, though. We’re ready to neutralize his game and put on a great performance on Saturday.”


Hall #9th UFC Middleweight, Muniz can steal top ten Middleweight ranking with a win. Impress his Middleweight competitors with the ability to stand and bang with a great striker.

Proving to people he’s not only a Jiu-Jitsu artist.

“I want to be champion, and my next step is to beat him. I know it’s going to be difficult. He’s very experienced and skilled. He has great striking and he’s able to switch stances, but I feel highly confident in my jiu-jitsu, in my game and in my trainers. It is no secret that I’ll look to submit him.”


Huge moment, Better take advantage of the spot and deliver.

Envision Andre Muniz becoming UFC Middleweight Title Challenger in the next year or so, Israel Adesanya needs new challenges.

Mayee Barber

Ambitions to becoming youngest UFC champion was done after tearing ACL in the Modaferri fight, Felt bad for Barber as she gained some heat but now she’s healthy looking good on a two fight winning streak.

Upcoming fight is against former Flyweight title challenger Jessica Eye. Tough challenge for her but fighters like Ben Askren speak highly of her skills and Flyweight Champion potential.

‘Yeah, she’s the more experienced fighter’, because that’s not something I believe in. She’s a good fighter, but I’m a better fighter.” Maycee Barber


“Working with Maycee has been great. She is a quick learner, works hard and, I believe, has all the intangibles to be a great champion.” Ben Askren


Switched camps from Roufusport Academy to new home at Team Alpha Male, Urijah Faber’s gym has bunch of killers right now from Song Yadong, Josh Emmet, Yan Xiaonan, Ricardo Ramos.

“When I started training here, the mindset, the training partners, everything is perfect here. If you want to work on something here, they have the best people to help you in that area. I just love how everybody is in the same building as well and they are all on the same page which is what I need at this point in my career. I’ve also been working with Urijah Faber a lot.” Maycee Barber


Looked sharped in her last two fights, Time to earn that 50k bonus and have impressive performance against solid competitor.

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