Monday, August 24, 2015

Aisling Daly vs Ericka Almeida added to Oct. 24 UFC show

Aisling Daly
The UFC announced today that Aisling Daly vs Ericka Almeida has been added to UFC Fight Night 76 Oct. 24 in Dublin, Ireland. Aisling is Irish so I expected her to be on this show. She trains at the same team as current UFC It Boy Conor McGregor. I've watched her for several years and her main problem is she has no ground game. When she was on TUF 20, I thought she was overrated and somehow got ranked as the number six Strawweight. That's way too high for me. She was favoured going into her fight with Randa Markos in Montreal and Aisling had her moments especially in round two. But when Randa took her down, she could do nothing. Aisling needs to work on her grappling to improve but I don't see her doing that. Ericka is a former Jungle Fight champ from Brazil. She's an aggressive fighter who likes to finish. But that aggression got her into trouble in her UFC debut when Juliana Lima sat on her for three rounds. The ref was way too lenient with Juliana. And as Juliana was allowed to lay and pray, Ericka lost her aggression. We'll see if she does better in hostile territory. That crowd in Dublin will be very loud.

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