Aspen Ladd Signs With The PFL, One Week After UFC Release

Ladd is headed to the PFL.

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Aspen Ladd is entering a new chapter in her MMA career. 

PFL Picks Up Another UFC Veteran

Not long after being released by the UFC, Ladd has already found a new banner to fight under. On Tuesday, the PFL announced they had picked up the former UFC contender for their 2023 season. 

Ladd will compete in the PFL’s brand new featherweight division, according to her coach Jim West. 

Ladd’s move to the PFL comes one week after the end to her UFC career. The promotion decided to cut the 27 year-old following three straight weight misses. Ladd would fail to meet the bantamweight limit against Sara McMann twice and Irene Aldana. 

Ladd On The Signing

Let’s just say things should be easier for Ladd now, considering she will fight at 145lbs next. Ladd is thankful to the PFL for the opportunity to compete. 

“I want to thank the Professional Fighters League for giving me the opportunity to continue my career in the PFL SmartCage,” Ladd said in a press release. “I am excited about the PFL’s sport season format where you win and advance based on talent and merit. I look forward to testing myself against the best women in the world.”

At this time, it is unknown who will join Ladd in the new PFL Featherweight division. Ladd has competed at 145lbs once in her career, where she lost to Norma Dumont back in 2021. 

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