Aspen Ladd: No one in UFC bantamweight division will beat Kayla Harrison

by Christina S. Brown
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Aspen Ladd doesn’t assume anybody can hold with Kayla Harrison within the UFC ladies’s bantamweight division.

Harrison swept the scorecards when she defeated Ladd of their 150-pound catchweight bout this previous November on the 2023 PFL Championships. The 2-time Olympic gold medalist then signed with the UFC, choking out Holly Holm in her bantamweight debut at UFC 300.

Ladd (11-5) mirrored on what it was prefer to struggle Harrison (17-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

“That was a very powerful struggle to tackle the time interval that I did and yeah, she’s the most effective on the market,” Ladd advised reporters at a digital information convention Tuesday (h/t Cageside Press). “She’s undoubtedly the most effective grapplers on this planet, and he or she’s persevering with to do huge issues, and he or she’s about to take the 135-pound division within the UFC.”

Ladd wasn’t stunned with how simply Harrison dealt with former UFC bantamweight champion Holm. She expects her to rule over the division.

“Kayla Harrison did precisely what I assumed she was going to do, particularly once I heard the matchup,” Ladd mentioned. “Clearly folks assume that’s a troublesome struggle, or Holly will do the identical factor that she did to Ronda (Rousey).

“She rag-dolled her, and I assumed she was going to make it look simple. There’s not presently anyone in that division that’s going to have the ability to beat her in my view.”

Ladd returns towards Katerina Shakalova within the Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris prelims Friday at Accor Area in Paris.

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