UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw: Aspen Ladd vs Macy Chiasson- Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/22/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw will see a match-up between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson go down in the women’s bantamweight division of the UFC. Both fighters are coming off a win in their last contest. They will look to further catapult their standings in the division with yet another triumph this weekend.

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Ladd is the younger fighter of the duo at only 26-years of age. She will be making her first appearance inside the UFC Octagon since her 2019 win over Yana Kunitskaya. A UFC veteran since 2017, Ladd has won 4 out of her 5 fights inside the UFC Octagon so far.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 07: Aspen Ladd celebrates her TKO victory over Yana Kunitskaya of Russia in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Capital One Arena on December 07, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Chiasson, on the other hand, has been fighting in the promotion since 2018. She has made 6 appearances inside the UFC Octagon so far. Chiasson has won 5 out of her 6 fights in the UFC. Pannu Kianzad, Gina Mazany, Marion Reneau, and more are some of his most notable victims inside the UFC Octagon.

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Ladd has a professional record of 9-1 with a total of 7 finishes. 6 T/KO and 1 submission wins comprise those numbers for her. Chiasson’s record is an impressive 7-1. She has a total of 4 finishes with 2 T/KO and 2 submission wins.

Aspen Ladd vs Macy Chiasson: Analysis

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Ladd has a very complete skill set. She has good striking. But her primary strength is the grappling department where she is very powerful. Chiasson has good grappling as well but as seen in her last fight, her defense is not up to the level.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 02: Gina Mazany and Macy Chiasson trade punches in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Ladd is coming back to the Octagon after a lengthy lay-off. So, one might expect her to be hungrier than ever. She will be on a mission for the UFC gold. Ladd might just put on a signature performance and earn an early finish over Chiasson.

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Final Prediction: Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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