UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd is out of UFC Vegas 38.
Ladd (9-1-0) came in one pound over the limit in a difficult weigh-in in which she initially weighed in at 141.5 pounds. She removed her clothing to try again behind the towels but was visibly emotional and trembling on the scale.
This means that Ladd’s bout with Macy Chiasson (7-1-0) has now been canceled. It was originally set for July but Chiasson pulled out with an injury to her foot.
Making weight has plagued Ladd in the past. She was previously scheduled to fight Leslie Smith at UFC Fight Night 128 in April 2018, but weighed 1.7 pounds over the limit. She also appeared distressed in making weight for the Germaine de Randamie fight which she suffered her first loss in 16 seconds at UFC Fight Night 155 in July 2019. Ladd was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for regaining 18 per cent of her body weight between the weigh-in and the day of the fight.
The schedule is now:
ALEJANDRO PEREZ (21-8-1) VS. JOHNNY EDUARDO (28-12-0)
SHANNA YOUNG (7-3-0) VS. STEPHANIE EGGER (7-3-0)
DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE (26-4-0, 1NC) VS. GAETANO PIRRELLO (15-6-1)
JAMIE MULLARKY (13-4-0) VS. DEVONTE SMITH (11-2-0)
BETHE CORREIA (11-5-1) VS. KAROL ROSA (14-3-0)
ANTONINA SHEVCHENKO (9-3-0) VS. CASEY O’NEILL (7-0-0)
JOE SOLECKI (11-2-0) VS. JARED GORDON (17-4-0)
ALEXANDER HERNANDEZ (12-4-0) VS. MIKE BREEDEN (10-3-0)
MISHA CIRKUNOV (15-6-0) VS. KRZYSZTOF JOTKO (22-5-0)
ALEX OLIVEIRA (22-10-1, 1NC) VS. NIKO PRICE (14-5-0)
KEVIN HOLLAND (21-7-0) VS. KYLE DAUKAUS (10-2-0)
THIAGO SANTOS (21-9-0) VS. JOHNNY WALKER (18-5-0)