SAN ANTONIO – Andrea Lee thinks a win over Maycee Barber at UFC on ESPN 43 will get her one step closer to where she’s going.
Currently ranked in the official UFC rankings at No. 11, Lee (13-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) faces Barber (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) on Saturday at AT&T Center with top 10 aspirations on her brain in the short term, and title shot aspirations after that.
“After I get my hand raised with this fight, I’d like a top 10 opponent to make sure that I can get back into the top 10,” Lee told MMA Junkie and other reporters. “… The belt is still the goal. I love fighting. I enjoy it. I want to do it until I retire, but my main goal is to fight and get that title shot. Of course, I feel like that should be everyone’s goal.”
Lee, 34, has won two of her most recent three outings. The wins were over Antonina Shevchenko and Cynthia Calvillo before the loss came against Viviane Araujo in May 2022.
Check Lee’s full UFC on ESPN 43 pre-fight news conference in the video above.
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