A women’s bantamweight fight between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson was left off the UFC card this weekend after Ladd looked shaky at the weigh-in.
Ladd was unsteady on the scale Friday morning when Nevada State Athletic Commission Chief Assistant Jeff Mullen tried to record his weight. Every time Ladd tried to raise his hands, he seemed to lose his balance, causing the scale to shake. More than five minutes after the process began, Ladd failed to put the weight down by one pound, at 137 pounds.
UFC officials told ESPN later Friday morning that the fight, scheduled for UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas, was off. The fight would have been key in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division. ESPN ranks Ladd at No. 4 in the world in the division with Chiasson at No. 10.
This would have been Ladd’s first fight in nearly two years, an absence that included surgery to repair the ACL and MCL ligaments.
Ladd (9-1), 26, has had weight problems in the past. She was shaky on the scale before a fight with Germaine de Randamie in July 2019, but she still gave the weight. The California State Athletic Commission allowed Ladd to compete, and de Randamie knocked her out in 16 seconds the next day.
Following the undercard, the CSAC suspended Ladd’s bantamweight license in the state, pending further review. Ladd weighed 159 pounds on fight night, according to the CSAC, more than 20 pounds over the untitled bantamweight limit of 136 pounds.
Ladd was subsequently acquitted and defeated Yana Kunitskaya by third round TKO in December 2019.