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Report: Aspen Ladd vs. Julianna Peña in the works for UFC Columbus

According to ESPN the UFC is working on a bantamweight bout for March 28th’s card in Columbus, OH. That outlet’s reporting states that, although contracts have not been signed, the UFC is trying to match Aspen Ladd (9-1) with the returning Julianna Peña (9-3).

The 24-year-old Ladd is currently ranked 2nd in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight rankings. Her four-year pro career has been flawless, but for a quick — somewhat controversial — stoppage loss to former featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie last July. After suffering defeat for the first time in her career, Ladd beat Yana Kunitskaya by TKO at December’s UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs.