‘The Iron Lady’ is about to have her mettle tested by an undefeated foe.
Officials announced Wednesday that Germaine de Randamie (8-3-0) will fight Aspen Ladd (7-0-0) in the bantamweight main event of UFC Sacramento on July 13. De Randamie has not lost a fight since her defeat at the hands of current champion, Amanda Nunes back in November 2013, though she has only fought sporadically since then.
Title holder, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (24-1-0, 1NC) is one of MMA’s most well-known characters. Having been suspended in 2016 after USADA ruled Jons had consumed male enhancement pills, Jones returned in July 2017 to mix opinions – fast becoming one of the sport’s biggest villains.
One of the most anticipated heavyweight fights of the year now has a new home and an even bigger positioning on the card. After Tyron Woodley was forced to pull out of his rematch with Robbie Lawler after suffering a hand injury, the highly anticipated bout between Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos has been moved forward as a replacement.
Renato Moicano (13-2-1) will be returning to the Octagon on the 22nd of June after his defeat at the hands of José Aldo back in February if this year, hoping to bounce back and retain his position in the top five of the featherweight category.
A battle between a pair of former light heavyweight title challengers is heading to Sweden, home of Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson (18-5-0). The challenger, Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith (31-14-0) is coming off a recent loss to Jon Jones in UFC 235 and is looking to regain the form showcased in his earlier bouts.
Two former top lightweight contenders will meet in a key welterweight clash in New York on Sunday 19 May. Rafael dos Anjos (28-11-0) will take on Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee in the main event of the UFC Rochestor card.