UFC bantamweights Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd will headline UFC Fight Night 155 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, on Saturday.
The prelims start at 5 p.m. ET and the main card begins at 8 p.m. ET. Neither will be on TV, but both can be watched via ESPN+, the digital streaming service from ESPN that has exclusive coverage of UFC and other sporting events, is the only place you can purchase UFC PPVâ€™s and has all the 30-for-30 documentaries and other original content for $4.99 per month.
You can sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then watch a live stream of de Randamie vs Ladd, Faber vs Simon and all the UFC Sacramento fights on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the ESPN app.
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De Randamie (8-3 in her MMA career, 5-1 with the UFC) claimed the inaugural UFC womenâ€™s featherweight title when she slid up a weight class to best Holly Holm via unanimous decision at UFC 208 in November 2017.
She then refused to defend the belt against Cris Cyborg, citing a desire to return to bantamweight and Cyborgâ€™s testing positive for an anabolic steroid during her Invicta FC career. The UFC stripped de Randamie of her title four months after sheâ€™d won it.
â€œEvery interview, every conversation, people want to talk about it,â€ de Randamie said, according to ESPN. â€œThatâ€™s why I call it the â€˜never-ending story.â€™ I think there will always be people who donâ€™t agree with the decision I made. And that is their right.â€
She added: â€œIf people want to keep talking about it, I donâ€™t mind, because I think for a lot [of] fighters, that would have broken their career. For me, now, it doesnâ€™t. Iâ€™m at peace with myself. Iâ€™m a very happy person. Iâ€™m looking forward to getting in there with a competitor like Aspen Ladd.
â€œAnd no matter what happens, I know Iâ€™ve accomplished so much more in my career than declining one fight.â€
The Dutch 35-year-old made her return to bantamweight at UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. RodrÃguez in November, winning by unanimous decision over Raquel Pennington, whoâ€™d failed to make weight.
Fighting for just the fourth time under the UFC, Ladd (8-0, 3-0) already has performance of the night and fight of the night bonuses to her name, claiming them against Tonya Evinger and Sijara Eubanks, respectively, in her two most recent bouts.
â€œSheâ€™s the No. 1 contender for a reason and a former champion for a reason,â€ the 24-year-old American said of de Randamie, according to MMA Fighting. â€œSheâ€™s a world class striker, sheâ€™s one of the best in the UFC, man or woman, and she has a whole lot of experience. Sheâ€™s more experienced in that aspect of the arts than I am in my entire career. Sheâ€™s extremely experienced so sheâ€™s a great opponent.â€
Check out the complete UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd card below:
Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd, womenâ€™s bantamweight
Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon, bantamweight
Josh Emmett vs. Mirsad BektiÄ‡, featherweight
Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman, middleweight
Marvin Vettori vs. Cezar Ferreira, middleweight
Mike Rodriguez vs. John Allan, light heavyweight
Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes, featherweight
Julianna PeÃ±a vs. Nicco MontaÃ±o, womenâ€™s bantamweight
Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall, featherweight
LÃvia Renata Souza vs. Brianna Van Buren, womenâ€™s strawweight
Pingyuan Liu vs. Jonathan Martinez, bantamweight
Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales, bantamweight