After an unsuccessful first try, undefeated Aspen Ladd is slated again for her UFC debut.
Ladd (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets bantamweight Lina Lansberg (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) next month at UFC Fight Night 118, officials today announced.
UFC Fight Night 118 takes place Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Ladd, a 22-year-old California, is 5-0 while fighting as a bantamweight and flyweight exclusively for Invicta FC, where she made her pro debut in early 2015. Most recently, she scored a decision victory over “The Ultimate Fighter 26” cast member Sijara Eubanks in January at Invicta FC 21.
Ladd, who has three knockouts and a submission in five career wins, actually signed with the UFC earlier this year and was slated to fight Jessica Eye at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale in July. However, Ladd fell ill on the day of the fight, and the bout was canceled.
She now meet Lansberg, a 35-year-old Swedish fighter and muay Thai vet who had a tough test in her UFC debut. At UFC Fight Night 95 in 2016, she suffered a TKO loss to standout Cris Cyborg in a 140-pound catchweight fight. However, she rebounded in March with a decision victory in a bloody bout with Lucie Pudilova, whom she also defeated via decision in 2015 prior to signing with the UFC. Lansberg is now on a 7-1 run with four knockouts.
The latest UFC Fight Night 118 lineup includes:
- Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till
- Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith
- Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson
- Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark
- Warlley Alves vs. Jim Wallhead
- Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak
- Andre Fili vs. Artem Lobov
- Marcin Held vs. Teemu Packalen
- Jodie Esquibel vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett
- Aspen Ladd vs. Lina Lansberg
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