Aspen Ladd has delivered her first assertion following her UFC Vegas 40 headliner misfortune to Norma Dumont.
After a messed up weight cut at UFC Vegas 38, Ladd stepped in without prior warning supplant a harmed Holly Holm. Notwithstanding looking apparently distressed on the scale, the previous bantamweight immediately returned whenever she was allowed the opportunity to feature the UFC Vegas 40 show. The battle saw Dumont use a fresh hit to incredible achievement. In the initial three rounds, a large portion of the activity was directed by Dumont and her smooth motion.
While Ladd's featherweight debut didn't go as arranged, it stays not yet clear which weight class Ladd will stay with pushing ahead. The 26-year-old competitor delivered her first assertion on Instagram since requiring the second loss of her profession.
“Not my night. Congrats to my opponent. We will be back better. In the mean time I finally got to get back in there after nearly 2 years. Now it’s time to take a step back, take a breath, and get back to fighting and feeling like myself again. On to the next.” Aspen Ladd posted.
In between rounds, many became concerned after seeing Ladd’s corner implement some aggressive tactics to get their fighter to take more risks during the fight. While her coach Jim West has been widely criticized, the seasoned mentor later apologized after the fight and admitted he was doing what he thought was best in the moment. It’s important to note that Ladd was returning from a nearly 2-year long layoff.
Previously, in her fight against Yana Kunitskaya, Ladd was implored aggressively by her corner to pursue the finish, and shortly after, the California native indeed put the finishing touches on the Russian athlete. With the prior actions of Ladd as evidence, perhaps the coach was wrongly criticized in the first place. Nonetheless, the story of the night was Dumont and her silent rise as a viable featherweight contender.