‘Worst Main Event Ever!’- UFC Fans Not Happy After UFC Fight Night Showcases ‘Boring’ Five Round Event

Published 10/16/2021, 10:30 PM EDT


The main event at UFC Vegas 40 featured a featherweight clash between Aspen Ladd and Norma Dumont. The fight card was initially supposed to be headlined by Holm and Dumont. However, an injury forced the former champion out of the bout. This paved way for Ladd to make her debut at featherweight after missing weight for her recent fight against Chiasson. 

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Dumont went into the fight on the back of a two-fight win streak, whereas this was the first time competing for Ladd since her TKO win over Yana Kunitskaya in December 2019. At the end of five rounds, it was Dumont who had done enough to secure a unanimous decision win in her first main event in the UFC. 

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The Brazilian fighter started off the fight well and maintained a good pace throughout. She pushed forward continuously and showed a lot more offense than her adversary. Over the course of the fight, Dumont threw 113 total strikes with an accuracy of 56%. She also landed 65 significant strikes with an accuracy of 44%. ‘The Immortal’ also landed the one and only takedown of the fight. 

Dumont is now 3-0 in her last three fights and has looked impressive in all of her bouts. ‘The Immortal’ is not close to a title shot at the moment. However, the female featherweight division is extremely slim and a win or two more might catapult her to a championship match against Amanda Nunes. 

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Fans trash the main event at UFC Vegas 40 

Lewis Simpson did not mince his words about the main event tonight.

Ariel Helwani had a rather interesting point of view on Aspen Ladd and the main event at UFC Vegas 40.

Ariel Helwani shared a snippet of the conversation between Ladd and her corner.

A fan took to Twitter to mock Ladd’s head movement displayed tonight.

It is safe to say Belal Muhammad was not impressed by the main event tonight.

Trent Reinsmith feels Ladd needs an urgent change in coaching staff.

A fan on Twitter compared the skill sets of the two women involved in the main event tonight with the reigning champion.

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Safe to say this fan was let down by the card at UFC Vegas 40.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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