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We have a pivotal fight in the Women’s Flyweight division, as Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield takes on JJ Aldrich. A winner of five straight, two of which have inside the octagon, Blanchfield looks every part of a future contender. Having dominated thus far in the UFC, Blanchfield has opportunity to potentially jump into the division’s top fifteen with a victory. Meanwhile, Aldrich too could be cracking the rankings with a victory. A winner of three straight and four of the last five, Aldrich comes into this fight with excellent momentum. No longer having to deal with tough weight cuts, and after a slight adjustment period moving up a weight class, Aldrich appears to be locked in.

As for a prediction, I have Blanchfield winning. Since joining the UFC in 2021, Blanchfield has been nothing short of exceptional. A talented ground specialist, with wrestling and evolving striking, Blanchfield has the potential to be a Champion. While that notion won’t come to fruition anytime soon, for now, Blanchfield will continue grow her abilities as she climbs up the totem. Facing the stiffest test of her young career, Blanchfield will have to crack the takedown defense of JJ Aldrich. One of which, in the last nine fights, has turned aside seventeen of twenty takedown attempts. Aldrich being a talented striker, has often leaned on her takedown defense to keep the fight in her wheelhouse. With a 7-3 record in the UFC, more of than not, she has been successful in doing just that. However, Blanchfield has the best wrestling that Aldrich will have faced in the octagon. And seeing how Blanchfield has yet to be hit with resistance in that regard, I’m in the belief that she won’t in this fight either. So with that said, I predict that Blanchfield leans on takedowns, ground control and ground-and-pound en route to a decision victory.

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