Aspen Ladd to fight Julia Budd in PFL debut on Nov. 25

Aspen Ladd to fight Julia Budd in PFL debut on Nov. 25

Aspen Ladd has her first PFL assignment.

The former UFC bantamweight introduced Wednesday on The MMA Hour that she is scheduled to combat former Bellator champion Julia Budd in a featherweight bout on the PFL 2022 Championship occasion on Nov. 25 in New York. MMA Mania turned into first to record the news.

Ladd (9-three) signed with the league in October, with the expectancy that she can be able to compete withinside the newly shaped featherweight department withinside the 2023 everyday season. However, she is now set to make her PFL debut this year.

“I`m thrilled,” Ladd said. “It`s quite lots a fighter`s dream at Madison Square Garden and I`m excited that I don`t should wait till subsequent April essentially to begin this subsequent season. So I`ve been ready to discover if I turned into going to be on it and I were given the affirmation closing week, and I turned into like, `Yes!`”

The 27-year-antique compiled a 4-three report with the UFC, however struggled to make the bantamweight restrict on more than one activities and two times noticed bouts canceled after she neglected weight, consisting of her maximum latest reserving this beyond August towards Sara McMann. Ladd has misplaced immediately fights and 3 of her beyond 4. Julia Budd 

Budd (16-4) is coming off of a unanimous selection loss to Genah Fabian this beyond May in a light-weight bout that marked her first everyday season PFL appearance. Fabian neglected weight through over 4 kilos for the contest, which intended Budd turned into offered an automated 3 factors withinside the standings. It could be Budd`s lone day trip of the 2022 everyday season as a July bout with eventual match champion Kayla Harrison fell thru because of a Budd injury.

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