UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs Dumont- Aspen Ladd vs Norma Dumont: Prediction and Analysis

Published 10/15/2021, 11:43 AM EDT


The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be back in action this weekend with UFC Vegas 40. The event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. An intriguing women’s featherweight title bout will headline the event.

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The American women’s fighter, Aspen Ladd, will take on the Brazilian fighter Norma Domont inside the cage on 16th October. Earlier, Holly Holm was scheduled to take on the Brazilian fighter. However, Holm pulled out of the fight because of a knee injury. Thankfully, Ladd agreed to serve as a replacement for Holm.

A win in this five-round gruesome scrap will surely earn both the women’s fighters a title shot next against the champion Amanda Nunes, as there are barely any fighters remaining in the featherweight division of UFC.

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Ladd took a long hiatus from the octagon and will return in action on the back of one win in 2019. While ‘The Immortal’ after a loss in her UFC debut has improved her performance and is currently on a two-fight win streak.

Ahead of the featherweight bout, we look at the career of both the fighters to compare their strength and weaknesses and come close to a conclusion on how the scrap could possibly end.

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Aspen Ladd vs Norma Dumont: A Possible Title Shot Next in Line

‘The Immortal’ made her UFC debut in 2020. She has three-fight experience in the promotion. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old is a more experienced fighter than Dumont. She made her debut in 2017 and has five UFC fights in her books.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) Norma Dumont of Brazil punches Ashlee Evans-Smith in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Interestingly, both the women’s fighters have only one loss in their professional MMA careers. However, Aspen Ladd is an expert grappler and is known for her ruthless ground and pound. She has finished 67% of her fights. Even though the Brazilian has fewer finishes in her resume, she might control the fight with her pace akin to her previous bouts.

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However, she must avoid Ladd from getting on her back. On the other hand, Ladd, with a 75% takedown accuracy, will look to take the Brazilian on the mat and find her moment for an early finish like all her previous wins have that have come within the three rounds of the bout.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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