Twitter Reacts to Aspen Ladd’s UFC Debut at #UFCGdansk

From the moment Aspen Ladd’s walkout music welcomed her into UFC Fight Night 118 to the blood-curdling screams echoing throughout Poland’s Ergo Arena that put a bow on her UFC debut, Twitter sprouted with a growing interest in the newest bantamweight added to the roster.

When ‘The Promontory’ from The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack cracked over the speakers, the same stoic stare her rabid swarm of followers had become accustomed to while competing under Invicta Fighting Championships’ banner reappeared. As was the case in her previous five contests, the face of MMAGOLD in El Dorado Hills, California eagerly crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reconstruct the bone structure of Lina Lansberg:

Though Ladd, as usual, acted as if she’d been shot from a cannon at the referee’s behest, much of the round was locked in a clinch. The brief moments of separation leaned in Lansberg’s favor:

Between rounds, Ladd’s corner implored her: drag Lansberg to the mat. Much like Dr. Jekyll’s transformation to Mr. Hyde, she drank the potion of instructions:

A tenderizing ground-and-pound raised the decibels surrounding the cage, but Ladd could be heard over all the noise, pairing her punishment with a piercing scream:

As usual, the undefeated prospect left an impression upon onlookers, and the value of her MMA stock continues to rise:

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UFC-Gdansk winner Aspen Ladd sees ‘a lot to get better at’ after TKO in octagon debut — MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, VideosGDANSK, Poland – A TKO win in your UFC debut is no small feat, Aspen Ladd won’t spend too much time patting herself in the back. “The emotions are on top of the world but already in the back of my mind,” Ladd said following her at UFC Fight Night 118…

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Aspen Ladd: Ready to Catch the MMA World’s Eye at TUF 25’s Finale

After compiling five straight wins, each in dominant fashion, under banner of Invicta Fighting Championships, Aspen Ladd (5-0) soon grew too big for the all-female fight promotion’s pond. Now, the young gun out of El Dorado Hills, California is prepared to cut her teeth with the sharks of women’s MMA, challenging herself amongst the deepest talent pool the sport has to offer in her UFC debut.

It was only a matter of when, not if, the world’s premier MMA organization would add the twenty-two year old phenom to their bantamweight roster. When the contract to face Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye (11-6 1NC) at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale on July 7, 2017 crossed her path, the competitive fire in Ladd’s doughy eyes burned hot enough to bake one of her infamous celebratory cookies.

Throughout Ladd’s professional career, she has delivered a non-stop assault on those who stand before her, establishing a dominance in grappling exchanges and pounding rivals through the canvas. Constantly adding new wrinkles to her skill set, the coaches at MMAGOLD have created a monster out of Ladd; for example, Coach Doug Casebier, the Condition and Nutrition Specialist, packed every ounce of explosive muscle possible on her 135-pound frame, while Mike Guy, the team’s boxing coach, has instructed her how to destroy the focus mitts with a mere jab. These improvements have been on display in Ladd’s last several appearances at Invicta FC; she stood toe-to-toe with her foes and eagerly awaits her opportunity to present an upgrade to her abilities against a seasoned vet, such as Eye.

Since entering the UFC in 2013, Eye’s run, dropping the last six of eight contests, has formed more  tears than crow’s feet with smiles. Known to own a pedigree in boxing, the Midwest maiden from Cleveland, Ohio, regardless of a record reflecting nearly four times the experience, better not be peering at Ladd as if she’s fresh meat.

The aggressive nature of Ladd will generate considerable buzz surrounding the future of the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division; therefore, fight fans should program their televisions to FOX Sports 1 and tune-in when Bruce Buffer’s inaugural introduction of this highly touted prospect ignites the prelim portion of the TUF 25 Finale.

Aspen Ladd set for UFC debut vs. Jessica Eye at TUF 25 Finale in July — MMAjunkie

The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale appears to have a women’s bantamweight bout headed for the card, including an unbeaten Invicta FC prospect. According to reports, Aspen Ladd (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make her UFC debut at the TUF 25 Finale against Jessica Eye (11-6 MMA, 1-4 UFC). The booking recently was reported by BJPenn.com…

via Reports: Aspen Ladd set for UFC debut vs. Jessica Eye at TUF 25 Finale in July — MMAjunkie

3 Things We Learned About Aspen Ladd at Invicta FC 21

As a youthful twenty-one year old mixed martial artist, Aspen Ladd (5-0) adds wrinkles to her game on a daily basis. When Ladd walked inside the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri and took center stage at Invicta Fighting Championships, Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet, the ‘Show Me State’ and everyone logged into […]

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