Fans of the UFC have been treated to some really stacked cards lately, and more are yet to come in the next couple of months. Every weekend can’t feature a title fight or even close contenders, and cards like the one for Fight Night: Ladd vs Dumont this week come about. MMA UFC Fight Night – Ladd vs Dumont Live Stream: Preview, Fight Card, stream UFC worldwide
While the fights may not have the names everyone knows yet, consider Saturday night as the early chapters in a book or the first episodes of a show – simply plot development. Some of the names and fights this weekend could play a much bigger part in the UFC shortly, including Norma “The Immortal” Dumont. At 6-1-0, she can make a lot of noise by continuing her three-fight win streak and taking down third-ranked bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd (9-1) in a featherweight bout inside The Octagon in Las Vegas at the UFC Apex Arena.
What: UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs Dumont
When: Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 7 p.m. CST
Where: UFC Apex Arena – Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Broadcast: ESPN+
Live Stream: FightPassApp
Ladd vs Dumont Fight Preview
Dumont has before her the opportunity of a lifetime. It isn’t often that unranked fighters get a shot at a top-three contender, but that is exactly the case this weekend as Dumont and Ladd will fight each other on short notice.
Ladd was supposed to fight at UFC Fight Night two weeks ago against eleventh-ranked Macy Chiasson. At the Friday night weigh-in before the event, however, Ladd looked “shaky” and unbalanced as she took the scale. With her opponent looking unwell, Chiasson decided not to fight her opponent in the Saturday event, to the dismay of Ladd. The decision added insult to injury for Ladd, as she also missed making the 136-pound weight cut by one pound.
Owning up to it, Ladd will actually be able to come in at a higher weight as the quickly scheduled fight with Dumont will be held in the featherweight division. Dumont should be the fresher of the two fighters, having fought three contests in the time since Ladd last stepped in The Octagon in 2019. In May of this year, Dumont got the split-decision victory over Felicia Spence, who most recently unsuccessfully challenged Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes for the women’s featherweight title in 2020.
The win over Spence was the third consecutive win for Dumont, who is a distance fighter. It will be interesting to see on Saturday how Ladd, who has finished four of her last fights by KO/TKO, handles the higher weight of the featherweight division across the bout’s five rounds.
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Aspen Ladd returns to the ring for the first time since 2019 to face Norma Dumont in a headlining Women’s Featherweight bout at UFC Vegas 40 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 16 (10/16/2021).
In the main event, Aspen Ladd (9-1-0) makes a long-anticipated return to face Norma Dumont (6-1-0), who is appearing in her first ever UFC main event. Ladd last entered the ring in December 2019, where she beat former title challenger Yana Kunitskaya by TKO.
Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira was originally scheduled to be the headlining event, but Tate caught COVID-19. Holm was originally slated to face Dumont, but Holm pulled out due to injury. Ladd, who missed weight at a bout earlier this month, was brought in instead.
“It’s a dangerous opponent on short notice,” Ladd told MMA Junkie of the upcoming bout. “Nobody else took it. We did, so we get the opportunity.”
The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski (32-20-0) and Carlos Felipe (11-1-0). Felipe called his opponent the “gatekeeper” of the division.
“I respect him because of his career, but Saturday I will not respect. I will show no respect in the octagon,” Felipe told MMA Junkie.
Here’s a look at the main card for Saturday, which will air on ESPN Plus:
Women’s Featherweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Erick Gonzalez
Women’s Flyweight: Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Middleweight: Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright
And this is the full lineup for the prelims:
Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez vs. Bruno Silva
Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Ramazan Emeev
Women’s Flyweight: Lupita Godinez vs. Luana Carolina
Featherweight: Nate Landwehr vs. Ľudovít Klein
Bantamweight: Danaa Batgerel vs. Brandon Davis
Women’s Strawweight: Istela Nunes vs. Ariane Carnelossi
UFC Fight Night, headlined by the main event featuring Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont in a UFC featherweight bout, takes place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 (10/16/21) at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The entire event will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+. Fans can subscribe to the streaming service here.
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