Germaine de Randamie vs Aspen Ladd UFC Picks & Predictions - 7/13/2019
Germaine de Randamie vs Aspen Ladd
UFC Fight Night 155
Golden 1 Center
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie (8-3-0) will battle Aspen Ladd (8-0-0) at UFC Fight Night 155 in Golden 1 Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The opening odds have de Randamie priced at +120 while Ladd is at -163.
Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie steps into the cage with 8 wins and 3 losses. The Utrecht, Netherlands native is 35 years old, weighs in at 135 lbs and stands 5'9" inches tall. She has a 71.0" reach and fights in the women's bantamweight division. de Randamie has a total of 9 fights in the UFC. In her most recent fight, de Randamie earned a victory in the third round against Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision. In the women's bantamweight division, she is 6th in strikes with 372 and is 30th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Germaine de Randamie sits at 18th in the UFC and 4th in the women's bantamweight division connecting on 59.7% of the strikes she attempts. She sits at 6th in the division and 33rd in the UFC for significant strikes with 220. Of those significant strikes, 89 of them were aimed at the head while 84 of them were directed at the body which ranks her 8th and 3rd respectively in the division. At UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie, she earned a victory via unanimous decision in the 5th round when she squared up with Holly Holm. In the fight before that, de Randamie earned a victory in the first round when she squared up with Anna Elmose at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Arlovski by stoppage.
Entering the cage for this matchup, Aspen Ladd has a total of 8 wins and 0 losses. The 24-year-old hailing from El Dorado Hills, CA measures 5'6" inches tall and weighs in at 135 lbs. The MMAGold Fight Team fighter competes in the women's bantamweight division and has a 66.0" reach. She has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. Aspen Ladd won by unanimous decision when she squared up with Sijara Eubanks in her most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Rochester 2019. Regarding strikes, Ladd is 55th out of all fighters in the UFC and 12th in the division with 104.
Regarding strike accuracy, she is landing 61.9% of the shots she throws which ranks her 3rd in the women's bantamweight division and 14th among UFC fighters. In addition, Ladd sits at 11th in the women's bantamweight division and 46th among UFC fighters with a total of 1 takedown. With 76 significant strikes, she sits at 53rd among UFC fighters and 11th among fighters in her division. Ladd sits at 11th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 14 and 10th for significant strikes directed at the head with 62. At UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, she won via stoppage in the 1st round when she squared up with Tonya Evinger. 2 fights ago, Ladd won in the second round when she squared up with Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till by stoppage.
In this matchup with Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd, it is a good idea to understand how these two fighters measure up to each other. Aspen Ladd has the better strike accuracy, having connected on 61.9% of her strikes meaning Germaine de Randamie will want to stay defensive. When looking at physical traits, we should start by looking at Germaine de Randamie who is 5'9" and the opponent standing opposite the Octagon stands 5'6". When looking at reach, de Randamie measures 71.0" while Ladd has a fingertip to fingertip measurement of 66.0" meaning de Randamie should prevent any space from being closed off so Aspen Ladd cannot use her reach. de Randamie is the older of the two fighters at 35 years of age while Ladd is the younger combatant in this fight at 24 years of age. In regard to experience in the Octagon, de Randamie has 9 fights making her the veteran in this matchup while Ladd has a total of 3 fights in the UFC. Concerning overall mixed martial arts experience, de Randamie has 8 wins and 3 losses while Aspen Ladd has an overall professional mixed martial record of 8 wins and 0 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Germaine de Randamie (+120)
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