Erin Blanchfield and JJ Aldrich, UFC Vegas 56
Erin Blanchfield and JJ Aldrich, UFC Vegas 56 Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

A highly touted women’s flyweight prospect already flirting with the top 15, Erin Blanchfield kicked off the UFC Vegas 56 card on Saturday with another solid step up in competition.

Having moved past fellow prospect Miranda Maverick in her last outing, Blanchfield was booked opposite surging Colorado native JJ Aldrich.

Round 1 began with Aldrich working a jab-heavy attack popping out the right hand at piston speed. Blanchfield was unable to secure takedowns on three attempts, but Aldrich scored one of her own. With the crisp jab attack Aldrich was able to let loose with some combinations and likely put Blanchfield down a round.

Round 2 Blanchfield came out like a bat out of hell landing combinations and jabs forcing Aldrich into a takedown. Blanchfield was able to get back to her feet and then dropped Aldrich with a shot. Aldrich got back to her feet, but Blanchfield got ahold of her neck and ends the fight with a standing guillotine.

Official Result: Erin Blanchfield def. JJ Aldrich via R2, 2:38 submission (guillotine)

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