Norma Dumont On The UFC PI: “They Fixed Me, I Was Defeated”

UFC featherweight contender Norma Dumont is crediting the UFC Performance Institute’s staff for her recent success in the Octagon. Dumont earned another dominant win over Aspen Ladd at UFC Vegas 40 in her first career main event. She showcased her elite kickboxing to earn the unanimous decision victory and move up in the featherweight title […]

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UFC featherweight contender Norma Dumont is crediting the UFC Performance Institute’s staff for her recent success in the Octagon.

Dumont earned another dominant win over Aspen Ladd at UFC Vegas 40 in her first career main event. She showcased her elite kickboxing to earn the unanimous decision victory and move up in the featherweight title picture.

However, it wasn’t always easy for Dumont in her professional career, as she’s had a history of brutal weight cuts during her time at bantamweight. She was nearly let go from the promotion after missing weight ahead of UFC Vegas 15.

Following her win at UFC Vegas 40, Dumont teared up when thinking about how the UFC PI helped change her weight cutting process and overall nutrition.

Norma Dumont Defeated Aspen Ladd By Unanimous Decision

“I made weight so much better this time,” Dumont said. “I came into the [UFC P.I.] defeated and broken, so I want to thank all of them for all the work they did. Those people put me back together because I was almost fired for missing weight [at UFC Vegas 15]. They fixed me.”

Dumont went on to elaborate on her intentions to make the UFC women’s featherweight division great, despite there being a limited amount of contenders at the moment. Nunes most recently defended her featherweight belt against Megan Anderson at UFC 259.

With her win over Ladd, Dumont is right in the thick of things in the featherweight title picture. She has the Muay Thai background to potentially give Nunes some issues on the feet.

Despite missing weight by almost five pounds ahead of her fight with Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC Vegas 15, the fight continued and Dumont won by a unanimous decision. Still, Dumont needed to earn the respect and trust of the UFC brass following the bad miss on the scales.

Dumont has one of the true ‘feel good’ stories of 2021, and her escape from a dark moment in her life has proven to be one of the main reasons for her success.

Do you think Norma Dumont should get the next featherweight title shot against Amanda Nunes?

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Aspen Ladd Speaks Out After UFC Vegas 40 Loss To Norma Dumont

UFC bantamweight and featherweight contender Aspen Ladd has spoken out for the first time since her loss to Norma Dumont in the UFC Vegas 40 main event. After taking a featherweight bout on short notice against Dumont, Ladd fell by a unanimous decision in what many felt was a disappointing return to the Octagon. Ladd […]

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UFC bantamweight and featherweight contender Aspen Ladd has spoken out for the first time since her loss to Norma Dumont in the UFC Vegas 40 main event.

After taking a featherweight bout on short notice against Dumont, Ladd fell by a unanimous decision in what many felt was a disappointing return to the Octagon. Ladd had been away from the sport for nearly two years entering UFC Vegas 40 due to a series of injury-related issues.

Just hours after her disappointing loss, Ladd took to Instagram to reflect on her fight and look forward to what’s next in her professional career.

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“Not my night,” Ladd said. “Congrats to my opponent. We will be back better. In the meantime, I finally got to get back in there after nearly two years. Now, it’s time to take a step back, take a breath, and get back to fighting and feeling like myself again. On to the next.”

Aspen Ladd Returned After Nearly Two-Year Layoff

Ladd filled in on the main event slot just weeks after her UFC Vegas 38 bout against Macy Chiasson was canceled following a brutal weight cut. She has had a history of struggles on the scales but made 145 pounds with relative ease for the fight against Dumont.

Many felt that Ladd was often hesitant against Dumont during her fight at UFC Vegas 40, including her coach Jim West. In between rounds, West was heard on the broadcast imploring Ladd to throw combinations and to be more aggressive, but Ladd ultimately fell short.

Ladd has lost two of her last three fights following an eight-fight winning streak during bouts in Invicta FC and the UFC. At 26 years old, many feel she still has the potential to be a star in the UFC despite her recent struggles.

What are your thoughts on Aspen Ladd’s performance against Norma Dumont at UFC Vegas 40?

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Norma Dumont Calls For Interim Title Fight With Holly Holm

Dumont HolmNorma Dumont has suggest an interim title fight with Holly Holm. Dumont was originally supposed to face Holm in a women’s featherweight headliner at UFC Vegas 40 last night. However, Holm ended up pulling out with Aspen Ladd stepping in on short notice. Unfortunately for nearly everyone, it turned out to be one of the […]

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Norma Dumont has suggest an interim title fight with Holly Holm.

Dumont was originally supposed to face Holm in a women’s featherweight headliner at UFC Vegas 40 last night. However, Holm ended up pulling out with Aspen Ladd stepping in on short notice.

Unfortunately for nearly everyone, it turned out to be one of the most dull main events in recent history with little action over the course of the five rounds.

However, Dumont did more than enough to get the unanimous decision verdict as she made it three wins in a row.

She still wants Holm next and given that it might be some time before Amanda Nunes returns to 145 pounds, Dumont believes a potential fight should be for the interim title.

“I don’t want the division to get stagnant and for us not to have fights,” Dumont said at the UFC Vegas 40 post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “I would be totally willing to have that fight [with Holm]. I understand Amanda’s going to do a title defense and then later on a possible fight with Valentina [Shevchenko] so we’d only be able to face each other by mid-year next year.

“So I definitely do not want to be not fighting for that long. I think a fight even for an interim belt with Holly could bring not just a fight for its own but to bring some attention to the division and to have other athletes come into the division with this particular winner of this fight to go on and fight Amanda.”

Of course, given the lack of contenders — or simply fighters — in the division, there really is no need for an interim title. However, Dumont wants to stay active given the uncertainty in the division.

“That’s the problem,” Dumont explained. “It’s a division that we basically don’t know who we’re fighting. I’m going to leave it to the hands of the UFC as I’ve always done.

“I’ve never backed down from a fight and I’m going to continue to prepare at the gym and I hope it is a big name and I hope it’s going to be a main event as well cause I thought this was pretty cool.”

Norma Dumont Takes One-Sided Decision Win Over Aspen Ladd – UFC Vegas 40 Highlights

Norma DumontNorma Dumont has lodged her third straight Octagon victory and may have just inserted herself into featherweight title contention, scoring a rather comfortable, straightforward unanimous decision win over the #3 ranked bantamweight, short notice replacement, Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40. A real promising opening round for the Belo Horizonte native, […]

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Norma Dumont has lodged her third straight Octagon victory and may have just inserted herself into featherweight title contention, scoring a rather comfortable, straightforward unanimous decision win over the #3 ranked bantamweight, short notice replacement, Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40.

A real promising opening round for the Belo Horizonte native, Dumont, who has managed to find home with a flurry of jabs as well as following straight right hands, resulting in some redness on the face of Ladd. 10-9 for the Brazilian.

Some more sharp striking in the second round from Dumont who looks to be a lot quicker on the feet than Ladd who remains patient. however, has lost the last two rounds 10-9 now. Coach Jim West urging Ladd to get to work.

West audibly disappointed in his student Ladd, informing her that she is likely three rounds down heading into the fourth frame. Dumont’s striking showing on the face of the Folsom native now.

One Way Traffic For Norma Dumont Approaching The Final Round

Ladd again urged to pick up the pace in the fifth and final round, with West explaining, with a fair share of profanity, that the #3 ranked bantamweight is in need of a finish in the last frame.

Ladd dominant in the clinch at the fence in the fifth, amassing considerable control time, however, it’s too little too late for the divisional debutante, with Dumont taking home a unanimous decision win off the back of an early, impressive start.

Below, catch the highlights from Dumont’s unanimous judging victory over Ladd.

Norma Dumont Outlasts Aspen Ladd In UFC Vegas 40 Headliner

Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont did not exceed expectations for a headlining role.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (October 16, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 40 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. They didn’t do much in the first round, but it was a staring contest […]

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Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont did not exceed expectations for a headlining role. 

The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (October 16, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 40 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.

They didn’t do much in the first round, but it was a staring contest even Michael Bisping was critical of the lack of action.. Ladd was trying to counterstrike. Fast forward to the third round, they let their hands go. Ladd went for a takedown, but it was stuffed. In the fourth, Dumont scored a takedown and worked her over with strikes. Ladd scrambled to top position and rained down strikes. They clinched fought to end the fight. The judges gave the win to Dumont. 

Dumont just wanted this fight more and did more to back up that theory. 

Peep the highlights of the fight courtesy of the UFC’s official Twitter account:

Ladd entered the fight with Germaine de Randamie at the UFC Sacramento event with a pro-MMA record of 8-0 with her three previous fights taking place under the UFC banner that includes TKO and decision wins over Lina Länsberg, Tonya Evinger, and Sijara Eubanks. She lost to Germaine, but rebounded with a TKO win over Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Washington in December 2019. 

Dumont earned a four fight winning streak to get a contract with the UFC after fighting under the banners of smaller companies.  She got KO’d by Meagan Anderson at UFC Norfolk in February 2020 in her promotional debut. She rebounded with back-to-back decision wins over Ashlee Evans-Smith in November 2020 and Felicia Spencer in May 2021.

UFC Vegas 40 Results: Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont, Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe

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UFC Vegas 40 Results: Ladd vs. Dumont

UFC Vegas 40 ResultsLowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 40: Ladd vs. Dumont results throughout the night (Sat. 16th. October 2021) from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taking main event status at the UFC Apex facility, a featherweight matchup between the #3 ranked bantamweight contender, Aspen Ladd, and Brazilian contender, Norma Dumont. Replacing former undisputed bantamweight […]

UFC Vegas 40 Results

LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 40: Ladd vs. Dumont results throughout the night (Sat. 16th. October 2021) from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Taking main event status at the UFC Apex facility, a featherweight matchup between the #3 ranked bantamweight contender, Aspen Ladd, and Brazilian contender, Norma Dumont.

Replacing former undisputed bantamweight champion, Holly Holm on short notice, Ladd is slated to make her featherweight division bow following a botched bantamweight cut for a scheduled UFC Vegas 39 bout with Macy Chiasson.

9-1 as a professional, Ladd last featured professionally at UFC Fight Night D.C. back in December 2019, rallying to stop one-time featherweight title challenger, Yana Kunitskaya with an early third round knockout win. In July of that year, Ladd suffered her sole professional loss in the form of a quickfire knockout defeat to inaugural featherweight champion, Germaine de Randamie.

Boasting a 6-1 professional record, Belo Horizonte native, Dumont has managed to score two successive victories in her last two Octagon outings.

Debuting in the promotion back in February of last year, Dumont suffered a first round knockout defeat against Megan Anderson. In two matchups since, Dumont has defeated both Ashlee Evans-Smith, as well as one-time title challenger, Felicia Spencer.

UFC Vegas 40 Results: Ladd vs. Dumont

Main Card: (ESPN + 7 pm E.T.)

Featherweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Erick Gonzalez

Flyweight: Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

Featherweight: Nate Landwehrvs. L’udovit Klein

Preliminary Card: (ESPN + 4:30 pm E.T.)

Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez vs. Bruno Silva

Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Ramazan Emeev

Flyweight: Lupita Godinez vs. Luana Carolina

Bantamweight: Danaa Batgerel vs. Brandon Davis

Strawweight: Istela Nunes vs. Ariane Carnelossi.