UFC Fight Night 155: de Randamie vs Ladd - Odds and Predictions

How to Watch

Where: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA.

When: Saturday, July 13, 6PM EST

How (TV): ESPN+, TSN

Germaine de Randamie (8-3) vs Aspen Ladd (8-0) – Women’s bantamweight division

The former (and first ever) women’s featherweight champion, Germain de Randamie, has moved back to the weight she has been known for most of her MMA career to take on one of the brightest up-and-comers not only in the women’s division, but in all of the UFC – Aspen Ladd.

Germain de Randamie, 35, had won two fights in a row before moving up a weight class to fight Holly Holm for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship. She defeated Holm by unanimous decision but failed to defend the title due to a hand injury and a little bit of controversy. De Randamie last fought on November 10, 2018 where she faced, and defeated, Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision. She is now on a four-fight winning streak.

”The Iron Lady” stands at 5 feet, 9 inches tall and has a reach of 71 inches. She has a muay thai and boxing style and fights out of Utrecht, Netherlands with fight team CSA Holland. She has been active in MMA since 2008 and also possesses an undefeated professional kickboxing record at 37-0. She is the number-one ranked fighter in the women’s bantamweight division.

Aspen Ladd, 24, has been making waves ever since joining the UFC. She announced that she was surprised to receive main event status for this card but she seems to be the only one that thinks so. The undefeated fighter has a perfect 8-0 record and had only one amateur loss. Ladd last fought earlier this year on May 19 where she defeated Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision. It was Ladd’s second decision victory over Eubanks. Sandwiched between Ladd’s two fights against Eubanks were two TKO victories for Ladd over Tonya Evinger and Lina Landsberg.

The American Ladd stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall – giving up three inches to her opponent. She will also have a disadvantage in the reach department, having only a 66 inch reach – shorter than de Randamie’s by five inches. Ladd fights with the MMA Gold team and has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She officially ranked fourth in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

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Urijah Faber (34-10) vs Ricky Simon (15-1) – Bantamweight division

After more than two years spent in retirement, former WEC champion and Team Alpha Male coach Urijah Faber is stepping back into the Octagon at the age of 40. Faber last fought on December 17, 2016. On that night, Faber fought Brad Pickett and won by unanimous decision. Prior to that, Faber had lost two fights in a row: one to a then up-and-coming Jimmie Rivera and one to his long time MMA nemesis Dominick Cruz.

”The California Kid” stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall and has a reach of 67 inches. The orthodox fighter fights out of Sacramento, California at his Team Alpha Male gym. He has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fabio Prado and has NCAA division I wrestling credentials.

Ricky Simon, 26, has only three UFC fights under his belt but that is not to say we will be an easy task for Urijah Faber. Quite the opposite in fact. Simon is currently riding the wave of an eight fight win streak. His last fight came at UFC 234 on February 10. On that card, Simon defeated Rani Yahya by unanimous decision. Prior to that, Simon won another decision victory and prior to that, at Simon’s UFC debut, he defeated Merab Dvalishvili by guillotine choke and was awarded a fight of the night bonus.

Ricky Simon stands at the same height as Faber at 5 feet, 6 inches, but will have a two inch reach advantage over his opponent. Simon fights out of Vancouver, Washington with the Gracie Barra Portland gym. He has a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is ranked just inside the top-15 of the division.

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Josh Emmett (14-2) vs Mirsad Bektic (13-1)- Featherweight division

Josh Emmett, 34, last fought on March 30 where he defeated Michael Johnson by a third-round knockout punch. The KO was a huge bounce back victory as prior to the Johnson fight, Emmett had lost to Jeremy Stephens in early 2018 – a loss in which Emmett suffered multiple facial fractures.

Emmett stands at 5 feet, 6 and one half inches tall. He has a reach of 70 inches. Emmett trains with his coach, co-main eventer Urijah Faber, at the Team Alpha Male gym in Sacramento, CA. He has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has a NAIA wrestling pedigree. He is currently ranked tenth in the UFC featherweight division.

Mirsad Bektic, 28, has been on a tear in the UFC. With only one loss on his record (in a fight he was dominating but ultimately lost by unexpected KO), Bektic currently finds himself on a two-fight win streak. His last fight was on the UFC 225 card on June 9, 2018. There he fought, and defeated, Ricardo Lamas via split decision. Prior to that he had a TKO win over Godofredo Pepey.

At 5 feet, 8 inches tall, Bektic will have two inches of height advantage. However, his reach is equal to his opponent’s at 70 inches even. The Bosnian fights out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada with the Tristar gym which is notable for being the training ground for former two-weight champion Georges St. Pierre. He has also worked with American Top Team. Bektic is currently ranked at number 12 in the division.

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Karl Roberson (7-2) vs Wellington Turman (15-2) – Middleweight division

Karl Roberson, 28, has gone 2-2 in his last four fights in the UFC and has bounced back and forth between the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. His last fight took place on January 19 of this year. He faced Glover Texeira at light heavyweight and lost to his opponent by first-round submission.

”Baby K” stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and has a reach of 74 inches. The American fighter fights out of New Jersey with the Killer B Combat Sports Academy under head trainer Brian Wright. Roberson has been active in MMA since 2015 and also has a 3-0 kickboxing record.

At only age 22, Brazilian fighter Wellington Turman will be making his UFC debut against Roberson. Outside of the UFC, Turman is on a four-fight professional win streak with his last win coming on April 19 of this year. Turman won the bout by a first-round submission.

”Fofao” stands at an even 6 feet tall. He fights out of Curitiba, Brazil where he is affiliated with the Gile Ribeiro Team.

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Marvin Vettori (12-4-1) vs Cezar Ferreira (13-7) – Middleweight division

After winning six professional fights in a row, 25-year-old Marvin Vettori has had a bit of a mixed bag of results over his last four fights. On December 30, 2016, Vettori lost by decision to Antonio Carlos Junior. He bounced back with a decision win of his on on June 25, 2017 but later that year fought Omari Akhmedov to a draw. His last fight was on April 14, 2018 where he dropped a split-decision to the now interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

The Italian fighter stands at an even 6 feet tall. He has a reach of 74 inches. Vettori fights out of Trentino, Italy, working with the Stabile Fight Team when in Italy and Jackson-Wink MMA when in the U.S. Vettori has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Filippo Stabile.

Cezar Ferreira, 34, has gone 2-2 in his last four fights. His las contest was fought on November 17, 2018 againstIan Heinisch. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. He was on a two-fight win streak prior to that, defeating Karl Roberson and Nate Marquardt.

”Mutante” will have a one inch height advantage, standing at 6 feet, 1 inch tall. He will also have a four inch reach advantage over his opponent – his reach coming in at 78 inches. The Brazilian fighter fights at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center. He has a master of capoeira and a third-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is the inaugural winner of The UltimateFighter: Brazil.

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