Two of the top four ranked women’s bantamweight competitors meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 155 fight card on Saturday, July 13th
Can Germaine de Randamie or Aspen Ladd procure a shot from the bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of UFC women?
Can De Randamie’s height and reach advantages thwart the high offensive output of Ladd ?
The UFC returns to California’s capital city for the first time in nearly 3 years for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 155 struggle card. In the headlining bout of this event, which takes place at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center and streams on ESPN+, former UFC women’s featherweight titleholder Germaine de Randamie faces the up-and-coming Aspen Ladd. The UFC is billing the competition as 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 Recent Fights
De Randamie has not been really active over the past few decades. She won the women’s featherweight title with a decision over Holly Holm in February 2017 and then defeated former women’s bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington in November of this past year. That battle went to the scorecards.
In Terms of Ladd, she has fought four times since January 2017, racking up wins against Sijara Eubanks in Invicta FC and the UFC. She defeated Lina Lansberg and ex-Invicta FC bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger beneath the UFC banner. Bonus awards were won by ladd .
De Randamie vs Ladd Skill Sets
De Randamie was a champion kickboxer before making the full-time transition to MMA. That experience shows in her fighting style. She’s great power, fantastic control of distance, and with her background in muay Thai, she’s not someone to trifle with in the clinch, where she could land heavy knees to the body and control her opponent’s body posture through the Thai plum. The ex-champ’s benefits in the striking section and her reach needs to allow her to work her jab effectively and when Ladd does rush in, de Randamie could very well grab her using a counter punch or elbow.
There are concerns about Ladd, worries she addressed following her May triumph over Eubanks. “It was a fistfight/brawl, and that was partly my fault,” she admitted. “I should’ve listened to my own coaches better. I simply feel like I’ve got so much more to work on.”
Ladd wants to avoid getting into a brawl with de Randamie. She will also have to avoid becoming caught with kicks at space from de Randamie. Ladd is a strong striker and may pour on the volume as her average 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 section search for her trainers to phone for takedown attempts.
Ladd can lay down deep ground strikes and de Randamie has struggled when she finds on the mat. Ladd’s takedown accuracy is a remarkable 80%, therefore she should have the ability to get de Randamie to the floor, at which the ex-champ’s advantages will be entirely negated.
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