UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont: live results and analysis


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UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs.  Dumont: live results and analysis

The UFC women’s featherweight division is in an interesting place, where a superb performance at 145 pounds can catapult a fighter into title contention.

That’s the backdrop for Saturday’s main event between Aspen Ladd (9-1) and Norma Dumont (6-1). Both Ladd and Dumont have competed in the UFC’s 135-pound division, but this fight will be at featherweight, where it may not take much to get in position for a title shot against Amanda Nunes.

Ladd, of Pioneer, California, was actually supposed to fight Macy Chiasson two weeks ago at bantamweight, but the fight was called off after she missed the weight. However, she didn’t have to wait long for this opportunity, as Dumont’s original opponent Holly Holm was forced to leave this UFC Fight Night card with a knee injury.

The winner of this Ladd vs. Dumont is certainly not guaranteed a featherweight title shot in any way, but she will, at least, be in an exclusive pool of potential candidates.

Also on this card, heavyweight legend Andrei Arlovski will face Carlos Felipe in the co-feature event, and veteran lightweight Jim Miller will make his 38th appearance for the promotion, a UFC record.

Follow the action below on Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim or watch the fights on ESPN +.


Fight in progress:

Women’s Flyweight: Loopy Godinez (6-1, 1-1 UFC, -220) vs. Luana Carolina (7-2, 2-1 UFC, +180)


Results

Men’s Bantamweight: Danaa Batgerel (10-2, 3-1 UFC) defeats Brandon Davis (14-9, 2-6 UFC) by TKO in the first round (punches)

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Batgerel stopped Davis by TKO at 2:01 of the first round after a big right hand dropped Davis. Batgerel followed with big punches to Davis, who struggled to recover on the ground. Referee Herb Dean had no choice but to step in and stop Batgerel’s attack.

This is the 32-year-old Batgerel’s third consecutive first-round KO / TKO, all in the past seven months. Batgerel, who fights at JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was coming off a 50-second TKO of Kevin Natividad at UFC 261 in April. Davis, 31, was returning to the UFC after two years out, during which time he had a four-fight winning streak on the regional circuit.

Strawweight: Ariane Carnelossi (14-2, 2-1 UFC) defeats Istela Nunes (7-2, 0-1 UFC) by submission in the third round (rear-naked choke)

For much of this fight, you couldn’t slip a role between these two fighters from Brazil. That was the way Carnelossi needed it to unfold, and he made sure to put down Nunes from start to finish.

The 28-year-old Carnelossi, facing a striker with an advantage in range and standing skills, had knockdowns in all three rounds while Carnelossi held Nunes against the cage for long stretches. However, he didn’t do much with that positional control until the final mid-round, when he took the fight to the canvas and quickly achieved the choke. Carnelossi provoked the tapout at 2:57 for his 14th win in his last 15 bouts.

The 29-year-old Nunes was making his UFC debut in his first fight since the summer of 2018. He got the best of the exchanges from a distance, but each time, Carnmelossi reached out and took control.


Next:

Women’s Featherweight: Aspen Ladd (9-1, 4-1 UFC, -130) vs. Norma Dumont (6-1, 2-1 UFC, +110)
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski (31-20 2 NC, 10-10 1 NC UFC, -105) vs. Carlos Felipe (11-1, 3-1 UFC, -115)
Lightweight: Jim Miller (32-16 1 NC, 22-15 1 NC UFC, -220) vs. Erick Gonzalez (14-5, 0-0 UFC, +180)
Women’s Flyweight: Manon Fiorot (7-1, 2-0 UFC, -240) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1, 2-1-1 UFC, +200)
Men’s Featherweight: Nate Landwehr (14-4, 1-2 UFC, +300) vs. Ludovit Klein (17-3, 1-1 UFC, -380)
Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez (13-6, 5-4 UFC, +135) vs. Bruno Silva (20-6, 1-0 UFC, -160)
Welterweight: Danny Roberts (17-5, 6-4 UFC, +260) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-4, 5-1 UFC, -330)


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