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This is a fun fight that, in my opinion, is basically a title eliminator in the Women’s Featherweight division. With the weight class being so shallow, Aspen Ladd with one victory could catapult herself into a title fight. However, Norma Dumont with a third straight victory would certainly have a better case. Either way, this fight should be a good one. Ladd is a well rounded fighter, who is physically one of the strongest women on the roster. With excellent wrestling, and ferocious ground-and-pound, Ladd is a problem for anyone who stands across from her. Dumont won’t be intimidated though, as the Brazilian is a solid striker. With fast hands, good movement and striking accuracy, Dumont will try to evade Ladd’s wrestling and pick apart the Bantamweight contender.
As for a prediction, I have Ladd winning. While Dumont’s size at Featherweight could spoil this pick, I am in the belief that Ladd’s wrestling and strength overcome the weight discrepancy. Perhaps, another reason I have Ladd winning is that I believe she is one of the best female fighters in the UFC. Unfortunately, Ladd has seen inactivity and injuries halt her from being in title contention. Of course, the loss to Germaine de Randamie hurt, but the dominance she displayed in her other four UFC fights can’t be overlooked. I mean, she finished three of those fights via stoppage. In the end, I foresee Ladd getting back on the horse, ultimately finishing Dumont in the third round via TKO.