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UFC Fight Night 128: Smith vs. Ladd , 2 more bouts added

The UFC confirmed three fights for Atlantic City’s UFC Fight Night 128 card in April.

Undefeated women’s bantamweight Aspen Ladd (6-0-0) will take on veteran Leslie Smith (10-7-1).

Ladd, 22, finished Lina Lansberg in her debut at UFC Fight Night 118 in October 2017. She has finished all but one of her contests. She previously competed in Invicta FC.

Smith, 35, has recently been seen doing broadcast work for Invicta, but is also enjoying a two-fight win streak since losing to Cris Cyborg at UFC 198. She finished Amanda Leone at UFC Fight Night 113 in July 2017.

In the men’s bantamweight division, Merab Dvalishbil (7-3-0) will battle Augusto Mendes (6-2-0).

Dvalishvili, a native of Georgia, is trying to get back into the win column after losing a split-decision to Frankie Saenz at UFC Fight Night 123 in December 2017.

Mendes, 34, lost a decision to Aljamain Sterling at UFC on FOX 24 in April 2017. He has four submissions and a TKO amoung his six victories.

In the flyweight division,┬áRussian Madomed Bibulatov (14-1-0) will take on┬áJapan’s Yuta Sasaki (20-5-2). Both fighters suffered losses in their last bouts.

Bibulatov is the slightly older fighter at 29 years, but won 13 straight bouts until losing to John Moraga at UFC 216 in October 2017.

Sasaki is a submission artist, with 11 submission victories. He is 4-3-0 in the UFC since debuting in August 2014.

UFC Fight Night 128 is scheduled for April 21 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

More bouts are expected to be announced.

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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