Two of the top four ranked women’s bantamweight competitors meet in the Primary event of UFC Fight Night 155 fight card on Saturday, July 13th
Can Aspen Ladd or Germaine de Randamie procure a shot against the bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of UFC women?
Can the height and reach advantages of De Randamie thwart Ladd’s high offensive outputsignal?
The UFC returns to California’s capital city for the first time in nearly 3 years to get Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 155 struggle card. From the headlining bout of this event, which occurs at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center and flows on ESPN+, former UFC women’s featherweight titleholder Germaine de Randamie faces the up-and-coming Aspen Ladd. The contest is being billed by the UFC for a title eliminator.
Germaine de Randamie vs Aspen Ladd Odds
Fighter Odds at Bovada
Germaine de Randamie +145
Aspen Ladd -175
*Odds taken 07/09/19
De Randamie vs Ladd Fights
De Randamie hasn’t been very active over the previous few decades. She won the inaugural women’s featherweight title with a choice over Holly Holm in February 2017 and defeated former women’s bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington in November of last year. That fight also went to the scorecards.
As for Ladd, she’s fought four times since January 2017, racking up wins from Sijara Eubanks in both Invicta FC along with the UFC. She also defeated Lina Lansberg and ex-Invicta FC bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger beneath the UFC bannerads. Ladd won bonus awards because of her two recent victories.
De Randamie vs Ladd Skill Sets
De Randamie was a champion kickboxer prior to making the full-time transition to MMA. That experience shows in her fighting style. She’s good power, fantastic control of space, along with her background in muay Thai, she’s not someone to trifle with at the clinch, where she can land heavy knees into the body and control her competitor’s body position through the Thai plum. The ex-champ’s advantages from the striking section and her achieve should allow her to work her jab efficiently and if Ladd does rush into, de Randamie could very well catch her using a counter punch or elbow.
There are worries about Ladd, concerns she addressed following her May triumph over Eubanks. “It was a fistfight/brawl, and that was partly my fault,” she confessed. “I should’ve listened to my coaches better. I just feel like I have so much more to operate on.”
Ladd wants to avoid getting into a brawl with de Randamie. She’ll also need to avoid getting caught with kicks at space from p Randamie. Ladd is a powerful striker and can pour on the quantity as her typical of 5.68 significant strikes landed per minute indicates. Ladd may want to initiate the fight seeing how she fares with her standing striking. If she struggles in that department look for her coaches.
Ladd can put down deep floor strikes and de Randamie has fought when she finds the mat. Ladd’s takedown accuracy is a remarkable 80%, therefore she ought to have the ability to to get de Randamie into the floor, where the ex-champ’s advantages will be entirely negated.