Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Julie Kedzie vs Aleksandra Albu added to Dec. 7 UFC show

It was announced yesterday that a women's match has been added to the Dec. 7 UFC show in Brisbane, Australia. This show will air in North America on Dec. 6. Veteran Julie Kedzie will face Russian newcomer Aleksandra Albu. When news of Aleksandra's UFC signing surfaced a couple of weeks ago, there was an awful lot of Chicken Littles predicting impending doom for the UFC women's division. These idiots have been predicting doom from the moment the UFC announced the start of a women's division. Anyone who believes that one fighter will make a difference one way or another is out to lunch. The UFC has plans to go to Russia in 2014 and though the experience level of young Russian fighters is not high, they need to sign some Russians for the local market. Aleksandra is 23 years old. She is a former bodybuilder and powerlifter and karate is her basic training. Supposedly she is 5-0 but her management claims that four of those fights were in Thailand and are undocumented. I'm not really buying that nonsense. Her one Russian fight is on Youtube. She won easily but I wasn't impressed with her. The book on her is she is a good striker but not so good on the ground. Just remember that unknown doesn't mean not good. But she has to prove herself and that's tough to do in the UFC without seasoning. I'm not crazy about the UFC signing a female fighter who has no track record but it's not the end of the world. In this case, Julie Kedzie makes for a good gatekeeper. Julie did not look good in her first UFC fight against Germaine De Randamie. She needs to win this fight or she could get cut. She knows as much about her opponent as the rest of us. I hope the fight is decent.

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