Maycee Barber stops Canadian Gillian Robertson at UFC Boston


Maycee Barber, right, reacts after defeating Gillian Robertson, left, during a women's flyweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC Fight Night in Boston. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON – Maycee (The Future) Barber stopped Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson in the first round on a televised UFC card Friday night.

After absorbing some effective strikes from the unbeaten American, Robertson (7-4-0) tried to take the fight to the ground. The two ended up in a clinch on the fence. Barber began to take control with strikes, chasing Robertson around the fence while battering her with punches and elbows.

Referee Gary Forman stepped in at 3:04 of the first round.

"Give it up for Gillian, she did amazing," said Barber.

The main event of the TD Garden card saw former middleweight champion Chris Weidman move up to light-heavyweight to face unbeaten 205-pound contender Dominick Reyes.

The 21-year-old Barber (8-0-0) is ranked 12th among UFC 125-pound contenders. She has won all three of her UFC bouts to date. Robertson, who is 4-2-0 in the UFC, was ranked 15th.

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