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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Filed under: News, UFC, VideosGDANSK, Poland – After a bout of food poisoning spoiled her UFC debut, Aspen Ladd is taking no chances the second time around. On July at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, Ladd, a longtime Invicta FC fighter, was slated for an octagon debut against Jessica Eye. However, on the day of…
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Set to debut in the UFC, again, Aspen Ladd (5-0) will travel halfway around the globe to meet Lina ‘Elbow Princess’ Lansberg (7-2) at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland.
During the UFC’s summer extravaganza, more commonly known as: International Fight Week, Ladd was expected to go head-to-head with Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye during The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale. An untimely illness corked Ladd’s explosive entrance into the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division.
Though Lansberg is recognized as ‘Elbow Princess,’ Ladd smashed her way through Invicta Fighting Championships’ circuit using the attack of an alchemist, training with mettle alongside her squadron in El Dorado Hills, California: MMAGOLD.
Ladd’s domination in the all-female fight league quickly gained traction as fight fans witnessed her development firsthand by logging into the UFC’s membership stream: UFC Fight Pass. Each visit to the cage highlighted a new facet to Ladd’s game. Early in her career, she focused on flattening opponents against the canvas and smashing them through it; thereafter, such as in her most recent encounter versus Sijara Eubanks at IFC 21, a greater propensity to slug it out on the feet was showcased.
On October 21, 2017, Ladd returns to the UFC’s digital stream to serve Lansberg her second loss in the UFC, remaining undefeated and leaving Europe with a swath of new, loyal subjects that will follow her rise to the 135-pound throne.
As The Titans Cage (TTC) closes the curtain to September, the all-amateur MMA promotion will open eyes to the caliber of combatant within Northern California’s confines in their upcoming event: TTC 16. Andrew ‘Tap or Nap’ Chavez (5-0) and Kody Vogels (3-0) are scheduled as the TTC Lightweight Championship cherry atop TTC 16’s delightful card, which also offers three other title affairs.
On the road to Chavez’s first challenge for gold in MMA, the undefeated prospect out of MMAGOLD in El Dorado Hills offers his opposition one of two choices: ‘Tap or Nap.’
Having finished four out of five foes by way of submission, the mat has proven to be a second home for Chavez. In his last contest, NorCal Fights Series 5, Chavez required the opening round to locate an ideal place to inject his venom; then, when the bell welcomed the middle frame, he sunk his fangs into his prey, Cody Gutierrez, and squeezed a triangle choke with the might of a boa constrictor.
Training amongst an elite squadron at Team Alpha Male, Vogels already envisions himself as the leader of the lightweight pack; thereby, he has a vested interest in claiming the TTC title for validation.
Two of Vogels three thrill-rides were capped by vicious knockouts, creating, what some may claim, the classic striker versus grappler match-up at TTC 16. After examining Vogels’ last outing at TTC 15, he demonstrated an ability to avoid punishment from his adversary, Kenneth Tullgren, on the canvas and masterfully paint his opponent’s face with a bludgeoning brush.
August 31, 2017—Shaianna ‘Yaya’ Rincon (2-0), a natural bantamweight, reduced Courtney King, a 145-pound boulder, to rubble in the featherweight division at Invicta Fighting Championships 25.
Rincon may have been at a ten-pound disadvantage based on body mass when bounding into the center of Tachi Palace Casino, but the size of her heart leveled the playing field. In a tale of two rounds, the budding prospect out of MMAGOLD collected more crazed followers approximately midway through the second round.
Blasting into the middle frame, Rincon bullied King to the canvas and nailed her coffin shut with concussive elbows.
Referee Josh Rosenthal refused to allow King to incur any more punishment; therefore, he waved off the contest:
Whether at featherweight, bantamweight, or a catchweight in-between, Invicta FC’s newest star has fight fans foaming at the mouth for her return.