Miranda Maverick has agreed to step in for Maycee Barber and face Erin Blanchfield at UFC 269.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the new women’s flyweight booking. UFC 269 takes place on Dec. 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a lightweight title tilt between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier.
Maverick had a five-bout winning streak snapped in her last outing, when she fell to Barber via split decision at UFC on ESPN 27 on July 24. Prior to that, the Invicta FC veteran began her promotional tenure with victories over Liana Jojua and Gillian Robertson.
Blanchfield, meanwhile, enters the matchup with Maverick on a four-bout winning streak — including a three-round verdict over Sarah Alpar in her Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 192. The 22-year-old Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu product has been victorious in seven of her first eight professional appearances.
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