Aspen Ladd will return to motion for the primary time in over a 12 months when she takes on Macy Chiasson on July 24.
ESPN broke the information Tuesday of Ladd’s return bout in opposition to Chiasson. There’s at the moment no predominant occasion introduced for this card.
Presently ranked #3 within the ladies’s bantamweight division, Aspen Ladd might be offering a large alternative to the #9-ranked Chiasson to insert herself deep inside the prime 5 of the bantamweight division. Ladd has not competed since December of 2019 when she defeated Yana Kunitskaya by way of TKO. Ladd at the moment holds knowledgeable document of 9-1, along with her solely loss coming to a former UFC champion in Germaine de Randamie.
Ladd’s first alternative in return opponent was Julianna Peña in a title-eliminator battle. So both the UFC selected to go in one other course or Peña has determined to proceed ready for a possible title shot in opposition to champion Amanda Nunes.
Macy Chiasson is one other younger bantamweight who has proven a whole lot of promise. Not not like Aspen Ladd, Chiasson has been hailed to be the way forward for the division by some pundits, and in addition like Ladd, she has solely suffered one setback in her skilled profession. Chiasson is at the moment using a two-fight profitable streak with victories over Shanna Younger and, most not too long ago, Marion Reneau at UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland. Who is aware of, if Chiasson had been to seize the #3 rating with a win right here in spectacular vogue, it’s not out of the query that she may wind up turning into the subsequent opponent for Amanda Nunes.
With this reserving, it should bear watching to see what’s subsequent for Julianna Peña. This battle may signify that she is about to get her want and be paired with Amanda Nunes. Or, she is likely to be paired with a unique opponent ranked above her, equivalent to Irene Aldana or Yana Kunitskaya. Hold it locked on MMANews.com for updates on any upcoming information regarding the remainder of the ladies’s bantamweight division.
There’s at the moment no venue introduced for this July 24 occasion.
Who’s your decide to win this bout? Aspen Ladd or Macy Chiasson?