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No UFC bantamweight beats Kayla Harrison

Aspen Ladd doesn’t suppose anybody can grasp with Kayla Harrison within the UFC girls’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 combat Harrison (17-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

“That was an awfully powerful combat to tackle the time interval that I did and yeah, she’s probably the greatest on the market,” Ladd instructed reporters at a digital information convention Tuesday (h/t Cageside Press). “She’s undoubtedly probably the greatest grapplers on the earth, and he or she’s persevering with to do large issues, and he or she’s about to take the 135-pound division within the UFC.”

Ladd wasn’t shocked 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 believed she was going to do, particularly once I heard the matchup,” Ladd stated. “Clearly individuals suppose that’s a troublesome combat, or Holly will do the identical factor that she did to Ronda (Rousey).

“She rag-dolled her, and I believed she was going to make it look straightforward. There’s not at present 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 Enviornment in Paris.

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion web page for Bellator Champions Sequence: Paris.

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