Aspen Ladd released from UFC roster after latest weight loss

Aspen Ladd was released from the UFC roster after a seven-fight streak with the promotion.

UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old fighter is coming off back-to-back losses to Raquel Pennington and Norma Dumont, but her release comes after she failed to make weight for a recently scheduled fight against Sara McMann at UFC Vegas 60.

Ladd hit the scales at 138 pounds, two pounds over the limit for a non-title bantamweight bout, and the bout with McMann was dropped from the card. UFC President Dana White later indicated that the promotion was resolving the issue, although he did not say whether Ladd would be released.

Throughout her UFC career, Ladd struggled to gain weight, and she had three separate fights canceled when she was unable to hit the bantamweight limit for her fights. .

Prior to her fight against Germaine de Randamie in 2019, Ladd was visibly shaking as she stepped on the scale, despite putting on weight for the fight. Ladd ultimately suffered a 16-second knockout loss, but she said she felt physically good for the fight despite concerns over her weight reduction.

The California State Athletic Commission later suspended his bantamweight license after he gained 18% of his total body weight between weigh-ins and the fight.

After failing to make weight for her scheduled fight against Macy Chiasson in 2021, Ladd was pulled from the card due to health concerns. She was then booked in a featherweight bout against Dumont and lost by decision.

This latest incident led to another fight cancellation and ultimately his exit from the UFC.

Once considered a promising prospect in the UFC’s bantamweight division, Ladd’s run with the organization ends with a 4-3 overall record.

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