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.
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.
UFC VEGAS 40 PRELIMS:
Strawweight: Ariane Carnelossi (14-2, 2-1 UFC) def. Istela Nunes (7-2, 0-1 UFC) by third-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Men’s bantamweight: Danaa Batgerel (10-2, 3-1 UFC) def. Brandon Davis (14-9, 2-6 UFC) by first-round TKO (strikes)
Women’s flyweight: Luana Carolina (8-2, 3-1 UFC) def. Loopy Godinez (6-2, 1-2 UFC) by unanimous decision
Welterweight: Danny Roberts (18-5, 7-4 UFC) def. Ramazan Emeev (20-5, 5-2 UFC) by split decision
Middleweight: Bruno Silva (21-6, 2-0 UFC) def. Andrew Sanchez (13-7, 5-5 UFC) by third-round knockout (punches)
Men’s featherweight: Nate Landwehr (15-4, 2-2 UFC) def. Ludovit Klein (17-4, 1-2 UFC) by third-round submission (anaconda choke)
Women’s flyweight: Manon Fiorot (8-1, 3-0 UFC) def. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-2-1, 2-2-1 UFC) by unanimous decision
Lightweight: Jim Miller (32-16, 1 NC; 22-15, 1 NC UFC) defeats Erick Gonzalez (14-5, 0-0 UFC) via KO in Rd 2
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (31-20, 2 NC; 10-10, 1 NC UFC) defeats Carlos Felipe (11-1, 3-1 UFC) via unanimous decision
Women’s featherweight: Norma Dumont (6-1, 2-1 UFC) Aspen Ladd (9-1, 4-1 UFC)