“The Iron Lady” is about to have her mettle tested by an undefeated foe.
De Randamie, 35, has not lost since being defeated by Amanda Nunes back in November 2013, though she has fought sporadically since then. She has won four straight, including a unanimous decision win over Holly Holm at UFC 208 to become the promotion’s inaugural women’s featherweight champion (she was later stripped of the title when she refused to fight Cris Cyborg) and a unanimous decision win over Raquel Pennington in her return to 135 pounds last November.
With a 6-1 record in the Octagon and an 8-3 pro MMA record overall, de Randamie is currently No. 1 in the UFC’s official bantamweight contender rankings.
Three spots behind de Randamie at No. 4 is Ladd, who is unbeaten in eight pro bouts. The 24-year-old went 5-0 competing for Invicta before winning her first three UFC bouts, most recently taking a unanimous nod over Sijara Eubanks at UFC Rochester in May.
UFC Sacramento takes place at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on July 13, with the main card airing on ESPN+.