MMA Preview – Aspen Ladd vs Yana Kunitskaya at UFC on ESPN 7

THE FACTS

When is UFC on ESPN 7? Sunday 8th December, 2019 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 7? Capital One Arena, Washington D.C

What channel is UFC on ESPN 7 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 7? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC on ESPN 7? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Aspen Ladd is coming off the first loss of her career and looks to get back to winning ways against the experienced Yana Kunitskaya.

Ladd suffered a TKO to Germaine de Randamie in her last fight which was somewhat controversial as she thought it was a premature stoppage. The controversy was exacerbated because it happened so early in the fight but the truth is, Germaine de Randamie is an elite striker and would have embarrassed Ladd the longer the fight stayed on the feet.

Kunitskaya has strung two wins together after nominating herself as a sacrificial lamb for Cris Cyborg at featherweight. Bantamweight is clearly her division after two well-earned decisions over Lina Lansberg and Marion Reneau.

THE PREDICTION

Kunitskaya is a well-rounded and seasoned fighter who will have the striking advantage over Ladd. However, Ladd has a chip on her shoulder and is likely to make a statement with her raw power and aggression. If she can take the Russian down easily, she should get back in the win column.

Winner: Ladd via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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