Germaine de Randamie seems ready for another shot at UFC gold.
The first UFC featherweight champion was able to land a punch in just 16 seconds in the opening round in the fight against Aspen Ladd. While the shot that landed in Flush definitely put Ladd on the canvas, it seemed she was still clear, but referee Herb Dean decided to end the fight.
"I pressed her on the button. Herb Dean called it, "de Randamie said after the knockout win." If you look at the shot, I dropped her, she did not know where she was at that moment. It was a nice, clean shot. I think it was a good break.
When the fight began, Ladd immediately pressed forward to reduce the distance to her larger, longer opponent.
The former kickboxer turned into a mixed martial artist by putting back a perfectly placed right hand that hit Ladd and knocked her to the ground.
De Randamie followed with another shot that did not connect because Dean was already in a hurry to end the fight. Immediately thereafter, Ladd rolled around and looked as if he was going to continue, but the fight was already over.
Regardless of the referee's decision, de Randamie Sacramento is still left in her record with a 1
While de Randamie did not demand it, a title shot against reigning champion Amanda Nunes after the final win seems like a certainty.
The last time de Randamie suffered a defeat was against Nunes in 2013, but she seems more than ready for the rematch after a series of impressive wins.