Norma Dumont shut down Aspen Ladd last night (Sat., Oct. 16, 2021) at UFC Vegas 40 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, to claim a unanimous decision win in her first-ever UFC main event.
Ladd, who missed weight terribly early this month, was moving up from bantamweight to fill in for Holly Holm in the featherweight headliner. She had been training for a fight two weeks ago, but Ladd failed to really implement her game in this bout. In fact, Ladd’s corner asked her after the third and fourth rounds, “Please tell me what you’re doing!”
Dumont, on the other hand, had her way from range on the feet. She utilized a nice jab and good movement to hit and not get hit. The featherweight contender could have done a little more herself, but she was cruising and left little doubt that she was the better fighter.
Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
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