REPORT: Julianna Pena vs. Aspen Ladd in the works for UFC Columbus on March 28

A potential bantamweight title eliminator bout could be on the horizon for UFC Fight Night in Columbus on March 28.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first shared the news on Twitter.

Ladd (9-1) bounced back from the first loss of her pro career by defeating Yana Kunitskaya via third round TKO in December. Since joining the UFC, Ladd has also scored wins over the likes of Lima Lansberg, Tonya Evinger and Sijara Eubanks.

“The Venezuelan Vixen” (9-3) returned to action in July, defeating Nicco Montano via unanimous decision. Prior to her hiatus, Pena was nearing title contention.

The bout has not yet been made official.

Fight fans, who ya got?

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  1. 2 fun fighters meet. Juliana is old school when scrappy waitresses could still make it into the ufc. Aspen is more of the new breed, with the benefit of youth, freshness and the advantages of the accumulated knowledge of trailblazers like Pena. I”ll watch this one for sure.

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