Norma Dumont Cruises Past Listless Aspen Ladd in UFC Fight Night 195 Headliner
Subscribe to ESPN + right here and then you can stream the UFC, PFL, Dana White’s Contender Series and “The Ultimate Fighter” live on your smart TV, PC, phone, tablet or streaming device via the app ESPN. Norma Dimont took the path of minimal resistance and never had to think about changing course. The representative of Syndicate MMA went one step closer to claiming the title in the shallow final of the women’s Ultimate Fighting Championship, as she made a unanimous decision for a shockingly incompetent Aspen Ladd at the head of UFC Fight Night 195 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas . The scores were 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47, all for Dumont (7-1, 3-1 UFC).
A brief substitution for the injured Holly Holm, Ladd (9-2, 4-2 UFC) resulted in nothing in terms of major offense for more than four laps. Dumont relied on a crazy heavy-duty stationary, a neutralizing clamp and an airtight ablation, as she built an imposing and ultimately insurmountable lead. Land was moderately successful in the fifth round – it bled the Brazilian’s nose with a few elbows – but failed to turn the corner despite the encouragement of her coaches.
Dumont will follow a three-game winning streak in its next mission.
Timeless Arlovksi Stymies Felipe
Andrei Arlowski of the American Top Team relied on the ability of veterans and time-tested as he claimed a unanimous decision for Carlos Felipe in the heavyweight triangle. All three referees from the cage scored the same: 29-28 for Arlowski (32-20, 21-14 UFC), who scored four wins in his last five outings.
Felipe (11-2, 3-2 UFC) waited a long time to get into speed. Arlowski coordinates with the Brazilian with kicks to the body and legs, sharp right hands and casual combinations. The once UFC champion changed positions in a double jab at one point. Arlovksi, who turns 43 in February, showed signs of fatigue in the midfield, but managed to keep his 26-year-old counterpart at a manageable distance for much of the season. Felipe took his step in the third round, where he increased his performance and aggression. He also benefited from an Arlovsky slip that resulted in a punch blow to the Belarusian head. However, Felipe never flirted with the finish he needed.
The failure closed to close Felipe’s three-match winning streak.
Miller KOs Newcomer Gonzalez
Former Cage Fury Fighting champion Jim Miller knocked out Erick Gonzalez with the opposite left hand in the second round of light traction. Making his 38th appearance in the Octagon, Miller (33-16, 22-15 UFC) pulled the curtain for 14 seconds in the second round.
Gonzalez (14-6, 0-1 UFC) surprised the 50-game veteran with a dismissal in the first round and later crashed him with an insidious left hand in close quarters. However, his porous defense betrayed him. At the start of the second round, Miller faced a poorly designed kick with a disastrous left cross that folded the newly brought octagon where it stood.
The knockout was Miller’s first since he punched Takanori Gomi in the UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 – 1,925 days ago.
Foarot surpasses Silva
French karateka Manon Fiorot overcame the special Mayute Bueno Silva of Chute Boxe with a unanimous decision in a three-round women’s showcase. Fioroth (8-1, 3-0 UFC) swept the scores with 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 points from the judges in the cage.
Silva (7-2-1, 2-2-1 UFC) had no answer for the performance he met and instead resorted to ridicule and attitudes in an attempt to oust the former UAE Warriors champion off course. Fiorot stayed true to her approach, relaxed with combinations of multiple punches to the head, kept the Brazilian away with side kicks and incorporated some takeedowns. Bleeding from his nose and mouth, Silva wore the look of resignation until it was over.
The 31-year-old Fiorot has won eight consecutive victories.
Landwehr Choke rejects Klein
Former M-1 world champion Nate Landwehr ousted Ludovit Klein in the third round of the feature. Landwer (15-4, 2-2 UFC) brought the decisive close 2:22 in the 3rd round, as he secured the first submission victory in his career in 19 games.
Klein (17-4, 1-2 UFC) was comfortable and effective outdoors, especially in the first round. Landuer crowds him for much of the middle turn, accumulating points with fists and knees at close range. He held his foot on the throttle in the third, where he pushed Klein backwards with his fists, fell down on the front cover of the head and rolled on the anaconda chuck. Landuer then squeezes the Slovak, challenging the carpet.
The 26-year-old Klein suffered back defeats for the first time as a professional.
Continue reading “
UFC Fight Night 195 Prelims: Silva Stages Comeback, Stops Exhausted Sanchez