This weekend for the UFC Nashville on ESPN+, you have 2 Colorado natives battling it out for supremacy of bragging rights in Colorado. You have @mayceebarber (-250) vs @jjaldrich (+195). Both of these warriors are up-and-coming and looking to make their name known, not only in Colorado, but throughout the MMA/UFC world. Their journey to the top and belt hopes go through this fight, so you know it’ll be a battle.
Barber is 20 years old, was born in Greely and fights out of Fort Collins Martial Arts Academy and @FactoryXMuayThaiMMA. She only has 6 fights, with her last fight being her UFC debut but she is making some serious noise already in the game. She has 3 TKOs, 2 submissions, and 1 decision. She brings Kenpo Karate 2nd degree black belt, superior wrestling, purple belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsui under Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie and @coachmarcmontoya, to this fight.
Aldrich is 26 years old, was born in Denver and fights out of the prestigious @303trainingcenter. This is the same training center that houses Rose Namajunas, the current Strawweight champion. Aldrich is a rising star on a 3-fight win streak with all 3 won by decision. Her martial arts background has vicious kickboxing, brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsui under Tony Basile, and a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo.
Overview what we see happening for this fight:
They are both moving up to flyweight for the first time, so it will be interesting in seeing how their bodies adapt to the move. Barber is going to look to close the distance on Aldrich, get her in the clinch and then take her to the ground. Aldrich has a good submission game but I think she’ll want to keep the fight standing up. Barber is faster and stronger but Aldrich is more established and a better technical fighter. Barber is very athletic and will look to use her quickness and strength to dominate and throw off Aldrich game plan. Aldrich will look to slow down the pace of the fight by starting with low kicks early in the fight. These ladies are going to put on a show and make everyone take note of the talent that is coming out of Colorado. Best of luck to both of these warriors and can’t wait to watch!
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