Holly Holm has been forced out of her UFC Fight Night 195 headlining bout against Norma Dumont on October 16th after suffering a knee injury.
It’s a tough blow for the soon-to-be 40-year-old Holm as she had already been forced out of a fight with Julianna Pena back in May due to a kidney issue that required surgery.
The UFC have moved quickly to find a suitable replacement for Holm and that will see Aspen Ladd now get the opportunity to headline the show opposite Dumont instead.
Ladd had been scheduled to fight Macy Chiasson last week, but was pulled from the show the day beforehand due to a disastrous weight cut that left her shaking on the scale and unable to lift both her hands above her head.
It’s far from the first time that Ladd has had issues weighing in, so the No.3 ranked bantamweight contender will be relieved to know that her upcoming fight will be contested at 145lbs instead.
As for Dumont, she has currently produced a 3-1 record in the UFC, including two fights at 145lbs, including a KO loss to Megan Anderson and a split decision victory over Felicia Spencer.
Ladd vs. Dumont fronts a UFC Fight Night 195 card that was already weakened by the loss of Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira, but does still have Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe on-board.