Just two weeks ago, bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd was pulled off of her fight against Macey Chaisson at UFC Vegas 38. It was one of the many times where Aspen Ladd had failed to make weight and looked terrible on the scale. The UFC health officials cancelled her fight and now she is back on a week’s notice to face Norma Dumont. Dumont was scheduled to fight Holly Holm, but the ‘Preacher’s Daughter’ pulled out of the card following an injury.
This will be Aspen Ladd’s first fight in nearly two years and it is also taking place at the featherweight division. The weigh-ins are done and Ladd has successfully made the featherweight limit.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 15, 2021
This will be a tough fight for Aspen Ladd considering she hasn’t competed in 22-months and is fighting in a higher weight class ad on top of that, she had a tough weight cut just two weeks ago and that ought to be an advantage for Norma Dumont.
Norma Dumont is riding on a two-fight winning streak having defeated Felicia Spencer in her last fight at UFC Fight Night 188 earlier this year. Prior to that, she defeated Ashley Evans Smith at UFC on ESPN 18 via unanimous decision.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.22
Significant Striking Accuracy: 55%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 4.84
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 46%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 2.45
Takedown Accuracy: 75%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 66%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.2
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 4.98
Significant Striking Accuracy: 53%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 2.86
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 67%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.79
Takedown Accuracy: 40%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 100%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.0
UFC Vegas 40 details
• DATE: Saturday, October 16
• TIME: Prelims 4 p.m. ET and 2 a.m. IST | Main Card 7 p.m. ET and 4:30 a.m. IST
• BROADCAST: ESPN+ in the US / BT Sports in the UK / Sony Liv in India
• VENUE: UFC APEX
• LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada
• TOTAL FIGHTS: 11
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I went 5-7 on picks, bringing my overall record to 207-98
Check out my previous predictions here.
Strawweight: Istela Nunes (2.30) vs Ariane Camelossi (1.61)
Result: Ariane Camelossi wins
Bantamweight: Danaa Batgerel (1.61) vs Brandon Davis (2.30)
Result: Brandon Davis wins
Flyweight: Lupita Godinez (1.44) vs Luana Carolina (2.75)
Result: Luana Carolina vs Lupita Godinez to go over 1.5 rounds
Welterweight: Danny Roberts (3.75) vs Ramazan Emeev (1.29)
Result: Ramazan Emeev wins.
Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez (2.30) vs Bruno Silva (1.61)
Result: Bruno Silva wins
Featherweight: Nate Landwehr (3.60) vs Ludoviet Klein (1.28)
Result: Ludoviet Klein wins.
Flyweight: Manon Fiorot (1.36) vs Mayra Bueno Silva (3.10)
Result: The fight goes over 1.5 rounds @1.44 or Fiorot wins
Lightweight: Jim Miller (1.44) vs Erick Gonzalez (2.75)
Result: Jim Miller wins/Jim Miller Sub @3.40/ or Live bet Gonzalez after Rd 1.
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (1.83) vs Carlos Felipe (1.95)
Result: Andrei Arlovski wins / The fight goes over 1.5 rounds @1.28
Featherweight: Norma Dumont (2.10) vs Aspen Ladd (1.72)
Result: Norma Dumont wins
- Jim Miller to win via submission in Round 1 @5.50
- Andre Arlovski to beat Carlos Felipe via decision @2.50