UFC Fight Night 195 ‘Ladd vs. Dumont’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

By Jay Pettry Oct 16, 2021
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Istela Nunes (114.5) vs. Ariane Carnelossi (115.5)

Round 1

There are now 10 fights on this maligned UFC Fight Night 195 card, one that is counterprogrammed against Bellator 268 in a few hours. We begin the event at the lightest division on the roster, when Carnelossi (13-2, 1-1 UFC) and her impressive musculature takes on promotional newcomer and fellow countrywoman Nunes (6-1,1 NC; 0-0 UFC). While Nunes is billed as a 7-1 fighter, the first win on her ledger the UFC is listing took place in muay Thai. The night begins thankfully with no nonsense thanks to referee Keith Peterson, and the two strawweights touch gloves before throwing down. Carnelossi immediately opens up with punch combinations, swarming the newcomer with a barrage of strikes. Nunes defends herself and backs away, but “Sorriso” chases her down and slams her in the face with heavy punches. Carnelossi continues to rage forward, and Nunes deftly slips back to land a leg kick, and she counters Carnelossi repeatedly. The two brawl it out and a few punches from Carnelossi draw blood from the nose of her opponent. Carnelossi pursues a takedown as she gets clipped, and Nunes defends the takedown by clearly grabbing the fence repeatedly. Peterson slaps her hand away several times and even grabs hold of it briefly to make her leg go, but she goes right back to grabbing it to stay upright. Peterson allowed a little nonsense in that situation there. Although Carnelossi is finally able to get her down her efforts do not reward her for long as Nunes springs right back up and gains separation. Carnelossi is not going to let her off the hook, as she blitzes towards her opponent with winging punches. She ends up clinching up again when considering a takedown, but the newcomer remains upright but gets jammed into the wire. Carnelossi keeps heavy chest pressure to grind Nunes into the wall, landing a few short shots but otherwise clinging on for dear life. Nunes looks to set up a Thai clinch with her back to the fence, getting off a couple knees and strikes before pushing off with a minute left in the round. Nunes starts spamming front kicks to the body, and they engage in a brief but nasty slugfest, landing flush on one another. Nunes takes a step back, scores a solid one-two and evades the counters. Carnelossi’s strikes are wilder while Nunes tries to compose herself, but defense is at a premium as they both land at a high clip. They tag one another on the chin with powerful punches, and right at the bell, Carnelossi lands flush and has to apologize because it might be after the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Carnelossi
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Nunes
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Nunes

Round 2

The strawweights pick right up where they left off, throwing hammers. Nunes strings a quartet of punches together, and Carnelossi answers with a vengeance throwing looping hooks and clubbing Nunes in the face. Carnelossi’s headhunting approach does allow Nunes to counter her, but the sheer forward momentum of Carnelossi pushes Nunes into the wire. Carnelossi pursues a takedown, and once more Nunes grabs the fence to keep her balance. Peterson sees it but does not say anything, and Nunes walks back up to her feet. Carnelossi embraces the grind up against the wall, with Nunes attempting to frame off and land strikes up the middle as Carnelossi remains pressed tightly to her. Carnelossi ducks down for a single leg takedown, and Nunes looks for a power guillotine on the way down to the mat but bails on it when her backside hits the canvas. Carnelossi keeps her foe’s legs trapped beneath her leg triangle, but Nunes slithers one out and then the other before making her way upright. Nunes stands, and she knees Carnelossi on the chin once, but “Sorriso” does not register the blow as she hangs on with everything she has. Nunes stays busy with her back trapped, punching to the side occasionally, and she sneaks out the side to break free and just miss with a head kick. Nunes pops Carnelossi with a few punches as she backpedals, with the shorter Carnelossi crowding her and never giving her space to breathe. Nunes lets loose with a body kick, and this draws a sharp exhale from her opponent, with the latter appearing to slow. Nunes chains punches into body kicks, and she clips Carnelossi with a right hand before Carnelossi barrels towards her and slams her into the ground. Carnelossi manages to score a few left hands when Nunes is seated against the fencing, and Nunes appears flustered as she cannot get up thanks to Carnelossi’s position on top. Nunes powers back to her feet, but she does not get free before the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Carnelossi
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Carnelossi
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Carnelossi

Round 3

Nunes begins the round by circling away to escape the power punches from her marauding opponent. Carnelossi attacks without faltering, throwing big punches and connecting more often than not. Nunes sticks and moves, but she cannot evade every one of the hooks coming her way. Nunes pierces the midsection with a few kicks, and she ducks out of the way as Carnelossi charges at her. They both just miss with single power strikes, and Nunes gets off a right hand only to get smacked with a counter that knocks her back into the wall. Carnelossi uses this momentum to go after a single, and Nunes grabs the fence again to try to pull her way up as Peterson slaps at her hand. When Nunes looks to scramble, Carnelossi climbs on to a three-quarter mount before getting a hook in and partially taking Nunes’ back. Carnelossi hunts for a choke, and she snakes an arm beneath the throat. “Sorriso” senses that this is her moment to strike, and she snags the grip with her other arm to lock the rear-naked choke in completely. The forearm under the chin, Nunes looks around, fights the grip for a second and then surrenders. The submission win is now just the second of Carnelossi’s career, who lands her first since a keylock in 2016.



The Official Result

Ariane Carnelossi def. Istela Nunes R3 2:57 via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)

Danaa Batgerel (135) vs. Brandon Davis (136)

Round 1

Up next, fans will be treated to a bantamweight battle when Batgerel (9-2, 2-1 UFC) welcomes “Killer B” Davis (14-8, 2-5 UFC) back to the organization after racking up four straight wins in the span of a year under the Gulf Coast MMA banner. In this classic battle between Mongolia and Mississippi, there is no bad blood between these two gladiators, and they touch gloves as referee Herb Dean watches on. Batgerel reaches out with a jab, and they both throw left hands at the same time. Davis opens up with kicks to the body, and Batgerel walks through him to wind up with a right hand. Batgerel lands flush, Davis tries to counter, but Batgerel is there to land another. A huge right hand from Batgerel knocks Davis off-balance, and he catches it by putting his hands on the mat in what could potentially be considered a knockdown under the official rules. Batgerel ignores strikes that come at him from Davis so he can line up the right hand, and he tags Davis again and then spins into a back kick that is slow enough for Davis to avoid it. Davis sticks his opponent with a left hand, but Batgerel fires back quickly so that Davis cannot get away. Batgerel swarms him with strikes, and a huge right hand knocks Davis off his feet, slumped against the wall and possibly out. Another follow-up strike from the Mongolian wakes Davis up again, and Davis gets to his knees but Batgerel is attacking with a fury. He lands a jump knee, a few elbows, and a slew of punches as Davis falls down again. When Davis is trying to get back up as “Storm” is unleashing a hurricane of strikes, Dean intervenes to save Davis from any further damage in a stoppage that some might call early. Either way, Batgerel recorded multiple knockdowns and battered the returning Davis in the span of just a couple minutes, and thereby elevated his career finish rate to 80%.

The Official Result

Danaa Batgerel def. Brandon Davis R1 2:01 via TKO (Elbows and Punches)

Lupita Godinez (121.5) vs. Luana Carolina (125.5)

Round 1

Doing the unthinkable and coming back to action just one week after scoring a win inside the Octagon, Godinez (6-1, 1-1 UFC) will be moving up a weight category to take on Brazil’s Carolina (7-2, 2-1 UFC) at flyweight. Move over Khamzat Chimaev, Chas Skelly and Chris Leben, because this seven-day turnaround is a new modern UFC record not counting the tournaments of old. “Dread” would like nothing more than to fill Godinez with dread for changing weight classes, although she will do so respectfully, as she offers a glove touch as referee Chris Tognoni stands guard. Carolina takes the center of the cage, but it is Godinez who lands first with an overhand right. Godinez charges in to pursue a takedown, and Carolina greets her with a knee up the middle but cannot stop getting pushed into the wall. They jockey for position against the fence, and Godinez considers a single before getting stood up. Carolina gains separation for just a moment to lift a high knee that brushes off the chin, but the second she throws does land cleaner. “Loopy” continues to hold on tight, looping her underhooks beneath her opponent’s armpits to keep her trapped. Godinez pursues an outside trip, and she takes Carolina’s back standing when Carolina tries to spin around. Carolina grabs on to the wrist to turn her foe around, and she scores an elbow to force a break. Godinez swipes at her with a left hand, and she narrowly avoids a front kick that zooms towards her face. Carolina slings a high kick, and Godinez catches it and charges ahead to tie Carolina up again. Godinez goes in for a double, and she strips the legs out and wrenches Carolina down to the mat. The Brazilian quickly returns to her knees, and they wildly scramble mid-air to allow Godinez to take side control away from the fencing. Godinez grinds her shoulder on the chin, and she does the same with her elbow when she tries to post up. The Mexican fighter softens the body up with elbows on her other side in an effort to claim mount, and she turns instead to north-south position. Godinez isolates an arm and pulls for a kimura, and she bounces up and down to change the grip and pull for an armbar as she falls to her back. Time expires before Godinez can coerce a tap.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Godinez
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Godinez
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Godinez

Round 2

The gloves get touched again to clock in the second frame, and once more Carolina is the immediate aggressor but Godinez backs her away with a right hand. Carolina uses her range to keep Godinez at bay with long kicks and lunging punches, but she cannot back Godinez up. Instead, “Loopy” runs straight ahead to clinch her opponent up, and Carolina answers this by framing off and kneeing her in the face. Although Godinez does fire off an uppercut of her own, she cannot hold on to Carolina. The Brazilian goes after a low kick, and Godinez catches it and tries to take her down, but there is nothing doing. Godinez swings her own high kick, and Carolina bobs, weaves and scores a one-two. Godinez catches a kick so that she can jump forward into a takedown entry, and she pushes the Brazilian into thew all. Carolina breaks free with a swinging elbow that just misses, and she rips a kick to the body only for Godinez to attack another takedown. Carolina hops around and slams hammerfists to the side of her opponent’s head, stopping Godinez from taking her down and breaking the grip to back off. Carolina pulls back from a kick to not get it caught, and they whiff on big strikes. Godinez swarms ahead with a combination, and a left hand clips Carolina and surprises her. The rangy Carolina steps in with a knee, and the knee busts Godinez’ nose open. The fighter out of Mexico does not flinch, and instead tags her foe with a big overhand right that snaps Carolina’s head back. Carolina flicks out a few jabs and a body kick, and Godinez attempts to close the distance with leaping punches that do not hit the mark. Two punches connect for Godinez, but four come back at her as she resets. When “Loopy” aims a right hand over the top, Carolina cracks her with a knee that makes Godinez a little loopy. Godinez turns this problem into an advantage as she attacks for a low takedown, forcing Carolina to defend herself instead of get strikes off. The Brazilian does not falter, and breaks free before the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Carolina
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Carolina
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Carolina

Round 3

The ladies touch gloves to begin the final round, and Carolina’s approach of claiming the center of the cage and walking Godinez begins again. Godinez bears down on her opponent, but Carolina circles away and ducks out of harm’s way. Godinez continues to attack, and she nails Carolina with a few punches. The Brazilian, getting backed into the wall, times a perfect knee that pounds the chin of Godinez, but Godinez is tough and walks through it to clinch up. Carolina turns her around in the clinch position as Godinez appears to be fatiguing, but just as this happens, Godinez spins around to nearly take Carolina’s back. “Dread” does not allow this to occur, and instead she goes for her own trip throw that forces Godinez to her knees. The Mexican fighter climbs back up and gets pushed into the wall, where Carolina drills her to the body with knees. Godinez punches her way out of this position, and swings and misses as Carolina ducks out of the way. Carolina picks and pokes with kicks that Godinez is not quick enough to catch anymore, and she lands cleanly until Godinez has had enough of these strikes. “Loopy” makes her opponent a little loopy when she pops her in the chops with a huge right hand, and Godinez takes advantage of this to push Carolina into the wire and go after a standing back take. Godinez wraps her arms around her adversary’s waist and looks to drag Carolina down with her body weight, but the larger Carolina disallows her from this attempt and breaks free. Carolina stings Godinez with a left hand, and Godinez fires right back with a right over the top. Carolina just misses with a high kick that is too high, and it passes over the shorter Godinez. Carolina stuffs the takedown and knees Godinez in the body a few times, before jumping forward with a kick and then a flying kick. Godinez sells out for one last takedown entry, only to come up short before the final buzzer. This could be a close one.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Carolina (29-28 Carolina)
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Carolina (29-28 Carolina)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Carolina (29-28 Carolina)

The Official Result

Luana Carolina def. Lupita Godinez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Danny Roberts (170.5) vs. Ramazan Emeev (171)

Round 1

While previous fighter Godinez’ last fight was a week ago, Britain’s Roberts (17-5, 6-4 UFC) will be returning for the first time since 2019 when he takes on Dagestani grappler Emeev (20-4, 5-1 UFC). The mentions of strikers vs. grapplers are sure to come in this matchup in the welterweight division, but they don’t want to hear it as they would rather acknowledge referee Mark Smith’s presence, touch gloves awkwardly and come out swinging. Roberts keeps a wide stance as he employs a rangefinder right hand, and when he throws a kick, he trips. Emeev rolls his eyes and lands a right hand, and the Brit hops back to gather his thoughts. Roberts fires off a head kick that is loudly blocked, and he walks into a swiping left hand that comes his way. They trade single strikes, and Roberts loads up on a leg kick and gets countered with a right hand over the top. Emeev stays composed as his opponent is more jittery, with the Brit jumping back and forth and feinting and faking. A shovel uppercut from Emeev bounces off the side of his foe’s head, and he shoots in low for a single and hits it with ease in the middle of the cage. Roberts muscles his way back up to one leg, only for Emeev to trip it out and plant “Hot Chocolate” off his back, cooling him off. Roberts throws his legs up to set up a triangle, and he has Emeev’s right arm trapped in the move until Emeev steps through it as if it were never there. When Emeev steps over to take Roberts’ back, Roberts springs back to his feet but is stuck in a clinch. Roberts delivers a pair of heavy knees that force Emeev to let him go, and he gets back to striking range. Several big blows hit nothing but air as Emeev is elusive, and he counters with a clubbing right hand that irritates Roberts. The Brit charges ahead for a takedown of his own, and “Gorets” stops it and lines up a guillotine choke to defend the subsequent try. Roberts lifts the leg of the Russian in the air, but he cannot make anything come from it. Emeev counters Roberts with a flush right hand right before the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Emeev
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Emeev
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Emeev

Round 2

They touch gloves again to begin the round, where they start to slug it out with single strikes one after the other. Roberts begins to paw out a right hand a few times, and a head kick is partially blocked. The Brit sprawls to defend an oncoming takedown try, much to the delight of his corner, and he sets up a right hand but pulls it back halfway through. Emeev crashes in to go after another takedown, and Roberts stands him up and knees him in the chest for his effort. The Dagestani fighter latches on to a standing kimura, and he uses the position to flip Roberts over to his back in an unusual maneuver. Both men stand up after the wild move, and they lay into each other with heavy shots. Roberts gets the better of the exchange, forcing Emeev to attempt his grappling again. Roberts keeps his balance, and stutter-steps from one end of the cage to the other oddly as to disrupt the grip and pace of his opponent. This succeeds, as “Hot Chocolate” puts Emeev in hot water when he pulls the hands away and nails him with a crisp one-two that bloodies Emeev’s nose. Emeev does not even notice this, sticking out a jab, and he shoots in for a takedown that succeeds. Emeev stacks Roberts up, going to side control and looking to isolate an arm before gator rolling for a possible brabo choke setup. Roberts explodes to get back up, and he lands a few thudding punches to the side of the head as he stands. Suddenly, Roberts is the one pursuing a takedown, and Emeev welcomes this as he reverses him and tosses Roberts down to the mat. The Brit again gets back up without concern, and he lands a strike before pushing Emeev heavily into the wall. Emeev scores a stern elbow, and blood begins to leak from the top of Roberts’ head. They tie up one last time to conclude the frame.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Roberts
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Emeev
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Roberts

Round 3

The cut is a small one on top of Roberts’ head, and there is no danger from it other than a little blood leaking down possibly to the eye. The final frame commences with Roberts coming out firing, nailing the Dagestan native with salvo of punches to make Emeev bounce off the fence. Emeev uses the momentum against his opponent to spin him around to the wall, and he delivers a solid knee to the midsection, Roberts returns in kind, and they brawl it out as they bully one another across the cage, one after the other. Emeev eats a few crisp knees that force him to take a step back, and Roberts pushes him back and chambers a few more knees to the body. Roberts rips the body and lands a left hand to the head, sending Emeev reeling and in hot pursuit of a takedown. The Brit’s takedown defends stays solid as he is able to frame up with several knees up high in the clinch, and Emeev is wearing it but he throws back with reckless abandon and surprises Roberts. Emeev ducks down low for a takedown, but Roberts staves it off and lays into him with a barrage of punches to push him into the fencing. Emeev muscles his way around and into the center of the cage, but this allows Roberts to have some space to knee him several times. A right to the body is followed by a left hand over the top from Roberts, who is landing cleanly while Emeev insists on taking the fight down. Roberts closes in on him, and they trade heavy leather with little regard for defense. Roberts keeps slugging until Emeev pushes him back, and a left hand wobbles Roberts’ legs briefly. “Hot Chocolate” regains his composure and begins to go headhunting, throwing hands ad knees while Emeev tries to push him around. Emeev holds on for dear life while Roberts is looking to unload, and the Brit just misses a right hand before the bell ends the razor close, grueling welterweight matchup.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Roberts (29-28 Roberts)
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Roberts (29-28 Emeev)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Roberts (29-28 Roberts)

The Official Result

Danny Roberts def. Ramazan Emeev via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Andrew Sanchez (185) vs. Bruno Silva (185)

Round 1

In this middleweight preliminary headliner, “El Dirte” Sanchez (12-6, 5-4 UFC) will try to make it dirty against brutal Brazilian knockout artist Silva (20-6, 1-0 UFC). Many do not expect this fight will last long, and referee Keith Peterson will try to redeem himself from a few earlier missed infractions by tamping down the nonsense in the Apex. The gloves get touched, and Silva begins to stalk the American down right out of the gate. Sanchez turns the tables thanks to herky-jerky movement, bobbing his head down and faking to strike, but Silva quickly walks through this and unloads a brutal combination of punches to the body and head. A few body shots lead to an uppercut that snaps Sanchez’ head back, and Sanchez’ face is already marked up. Sanchez circles away to regain his composure, and Silva slings a body kick that lands with an audible pop. A big overhand right from Silva misses, allowing Sanchez to shoot in low for a single. Silva defends himself by linking his fingers illegally into the fence, but Sanchez rips his legs out and puts him on his back. Silva looks to his corner as Sanchez holds him pinned with his seat on the floor and back to the cage, before “El Dirte” makes it dirty by dragging Silva’s back to the mat. Sanchez in half guard tries to get some ground-and-pound off, and Silva scoots his back up to the fence so he can hope to wall-walk. Sanchez triangles his foe’s legs out beneath him with a move some call the “Dagestani handcuff” even though it existed long before Khabib Nurmagomedov competed inside the Octagon, and Silva appears frustrated as he starts talking to his corner. His corner gives him advice he apparently does not like, as he shakes his head, all while Sanchez puts him flat on the ground again so he can start unloading with ground-and-pound. Silva fights back with swinging elbows from his back, and he kicks off the chest to push Sanchez back. This momentary break allows Silva to burst back to his feet, and Sanchez runs ahead to stick to Silva like glue. Sanchez trips out the leg briefly, but “Blindado” is able to power back up although he cannot break the grip. A knee from Sanchez pounds into Silva’s cup with 20 seconds left in the ground, and Silva is none too pleased. Silva recovers after 35 seconds, and he runs out when they resume to throw a high kick. Sanchez counters him with a side kick that smashes Silva into the cup again, and Silva is hurt badly as he falls to the ground yelling and slamming his hand on the mat. Miraculously, he only needs 30 more seconds to get his bearings after that display of pain, and when the action resumes, he sprints with a right hand but the round ends before he can reach the target.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez

Round 2

Sanchez begins the round with a few reaching punches, and his jittery movement gives Silva pause from loading up on anything. When the Brazilian does this, swinging wildly and missing, Sanchez grabs hold of him and slams him down to the mat. Silva manages to work his way up, and “El Dirte” kicks out Silva’s foot repeatedly to return him to the ground. Sanchez hits a single, and Silva catches him with a right hand but still lands on the mat. The Brazilian springs into action, unloading with a furious barrage of elbows from his back that may have hurt Sanchez. “El Dirte” gathers his thoughts as Silva returns to his feet, and Silva grabs the fence to stop a subsequent takedown try. The fence grab is unsuccessful, as Sanchez twirls him around and puts him down again. Silva gets back up only to have his feet sucked out beneath him and returned to the mat. In half guard, Sanchez sits up to saw his elbow back and forth on the chin of his opponent. Silva squirms his way with his back to the wall, and he signals to Peterson to do something, but Sanchez is still working and advancing position. Through sheer force of will, Silva pops back up, and he is only upright for two seconds before Sanchez drops him right back down on his head. Once more, “Blindado” fights his way back up, and he tries to throw a big punch only to get bowled over. The American lands a single strike to force Silva to turn to his knees, but Silva once again able to stand. Sanchez unloads with a few punches before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Sanchez

Round 3

The gloves get touched to begin the last round, and Silva throws caution to the wind as he walks the American down to try to unload on him. Silva lands to the head and body, and a fatiguing Sanchez with his back to the fence defends by using a front kick that collides with the cup. The third groin strike draws a point deduction for Sanchez, and Silva needs to catch his breath with another 30-second break. Silva is energized by this, and he blitzes his opponent with punches. Silva rips the body and goes to the head, and he has a knee crash straight into Sanchez’ chin. Silva continues to slam his fists into his gassing foe’s midsection, and he just misses with a big uppercut. Sanchez cannot deliver much in the way of offense on his own side, as Silva ignores the strikes and wrecks Sanchez’ body. A liver kick leads to a few punches, and Sanchez bounces off the wall from the blows but is still in the fight. Silva’s offense suddenly falls off a cliff as he might have used everything he had to stop the fight, and Sanchez clips him with a left hand. Sanchez backs Silva off with a few punches, but a switch suddenly flips in the head of the Brazilian, who charges. “El Dirte” defends himself and backs away into the fence, which allows Silva to stalk him down and blast him with vicious punches to the head and body. The body shots open up ones to the head, and Silva strings a 10-piece combination together as Sanchez bends over, barely on his feet and taking huge damage. This lengthy barrage of unanswered blows is enough for Peterson to call a stop to the fight, awarding Silva the huge comeback win after likely losing both of the first two rounds. After his victory, Silva is awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, and he celebrates with his team.

The Official Result

Bruno Silva def. Andrew Sanchez R3 2:35 via TKO (Punches)

Nate Landwehr (145.5) vs. Ludovit Klein (145.5)

Round 1

Moving right along to the main card, a fight originally slated for the prelims finds itself with this new billing as ex-M-1 champ Landwehr (14-4, 1-2 UFC) stands toe-to-toe with Slovakian finisher Klein (17-3, 1-1 UFC). Keeping a lid on what could be a fast-paced battle is referee Herb Dean, although they start off with a sporting glove touch. After 10 seconds of measuring, Klein swats out with a straight right hand and a low kick. Landwehr responds with a body kick and one down low. The two appear to have a high respect for the finishing abilities of the other, as they largely throw single strikes including body kicks from each. Klein is the one in the center of the cage, and he marches his foe down with a one-two and a high kick. Landwehr blocks it and digs a kick to the body before just missing with a hook kick. The Slovakian fighter is able to defend a body kick and give him one back, and Klein steps in with a knee before pushing Landwehr into the wire. The American turns him around and knees him a few times, and they shove one another around in the clinch. The pace slows to a crawl, until Landwehr turns things up with several crisp knee up the middle to the body and head. They trade high kicks, and Landwehr goes to the body with one as he is backed up to the wall with marks on his face. A stabbing front kick to the torso draws a reaction out of Landwehr, and his eyes are wide open as Klein picks him apart from range. Klein gets off a body kick, but Landwehr jumps forward with a left hand across the forward bow that shakes Klein up. Klein gets off a leg kick and a one-two that ricochet off Landwehr’s face, but the American is no worse for wear from it. Klein targets the midsection with a booting kick, and a right hand opens a cut beneath Landwehr’s left eye. They go tit-for-tat with single shots, with punches and kicks, until Landwehr charges with a flurry. Landwehr loads up on bombs, and he cracks Klein with big punches and a few sharp knees. The round ends as Klein backpedals away from the fence.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Klein
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Klein
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Klein

Round 2

The featherweights touch gloves, and they begin to trade single blows from afar. Klein gets Landwehr’s attention with a head kick, backing “The Train” up with a string of punches and ringing his bell. Landwehr grabs a hold of him and turns him around, where he can deliver short elbows and knees at the expense of Klein. They turn one another about, and Landwehr jumps up with a knee only to get pushed back with a right hand from Klein. Although Landwehr gets in a right hand, four counterpunches from Klein connect cleanly. They start trading furiously, with Landwehr landing with a right hand and a knee as Klein tries to pay him back every time but gets tagged. Klein pursues a takedown, and Landwehr stops this and bends Klein over to knee him in the face. Klein puts his hand on the mat, and drops to a knee so that he stops getting kneed. This allows Landwehr to hunt for an anaconda choke, rolling through to torque Klein’s neck at a bad angle. Landwehr lets it go so that he can punch his fist to the body of the Slovakian, allowing Klein to break the grip completely and burst back to his feet. With his wits about him, Klein connects with a high kick and then a spinning elbow, but Landwehr walks through it and starts to unload on Klein and hurt him with a right hand. Klein backs away, and Landwehr gives chase and staggers him with a right hand. Landwehr lays into him with a few body shots, and Klein spins around and smacks him in the face with a backfist. “The Train” keeps rolling with offense, with body shots and heavy pressure as Klein appears to be slowing. A huge knee rocks Klein, and several more punches batter the Slovakian until the round end saves him from any further punishment.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Landwehr
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Landwehr
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Landwehr

Round 3

Klein takes the center of the cage to begin the last round, but it is Landwehr who is firing with kicks to the knee and long left hands. Klein has a single straight right hand glance off the target, and he swats away kicks to the midsection in response. Klein blocks a high kick but absorbs a low kick, and a right hand bounces Landwehr off the wall. The momentum of this rebound lets Landwehr punch Klein in the face with a huge right hand. Klein stands firm and counters him to shake him up, and he follows this with a few punches to back Landwehr up. Several more low kicks are spammed from Landwehr, and when Klein lands in response, Landwehr springs into action and attacks. A swarm of punches and kicks knock Klein back, and force Klein to shoot in for a takedown. The American stuffs it and fishes for another anaconda choke, just like the last round. This one is much tighter than the previous frame and Klein does not have the same wind to defend it as before. As the arms are locked up and Klein is out of steam to fight it off, he taps out. With his impressive victory, Landwehr scores the biggest betting upset of the night as a +275 to +300 underdog. This is also the first submission victory in the career of "The Train."

The Official Result

Nate Landwehr def. Ludovit Klein R3 2:22 via Submission (Anaconda Choke)

Manon Fiorot (125.5) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (126)

Round 1

A pair of flyweights with seven wins and one defeat but vastly different styles will meet in the Octagon next, when the surging French striker Fiorot (7-1, 2-0 UFC) battles Brazilian submission specialist Silva (16-2-1, 4-1 UFC). High 86% finish rates for each woman will be tested as they get ready for battle, and referee Chris Tognoni could have his hands full in this 125-pound tilt. There is no glove touch to get things started, and instead, Fiorot begins with a leg kick. Silva returns fire with a body kick and a right hand, and she is warned for her outstretched fingers already. Silva looks to sweep the leg, but the Frenchwoman is out of the way and jumps in with a solid one-two. Silva continues to miss with low leg kicks, and Fiorot drills her in the midsection with a side kick. A few punches get through from Fiorot, who side kicks the body, strings a few more punches together and once more kicks the body with a strike from traditional martial arts. Silva has a loud calf kick get off, and Fiorot kiais and connects with four or five punches. Silva puts her hands up to shrug after she blocks strikes, which allows Fiorot to kick her in the side. Fiorot connects with another such kick, and Silva again motions that it did not hurt. The showboating does not stop Fiorot from landing cleanly on her, and Silva’s offense is limited to single leg strikes. Fiorot hops out of the way from one and lands a few punches, with a side kick to end it that sends Silva flying to the ground. Silva climbs back up and high-fives her opponent for the strike. Fiorot has a few punches and a side kick get through, with this side kick to the body her most effective strike. Silva loads up on a body kick of her own, but Fiorot is there to keep her fists in her foe’s face. Silva gives chase, but Fiorot’s combinations keep her guessing and slow her down. Silva has a body and then head kick get through and up, and she gets chewed up with a few punches that have marked the top of her face up. The Brazilian continues to signal that the strikes mean nothing to her, but Fiorot’s volume is adding up quickly while Silva is content to throw single strikes. As Silva swipes at her opponent, the Frenchwoman changes things up entirely by hitting a clean takedown and putting Silva flat on her back. As Fiorot lands ground-and-pound, Silva attacks an armbar and then a kneebar. The subsequent submission try trips Fiorot up so that she falls to the ground, and Silva lords over her with a few leg kicks before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot

Round 2

While Silva marches out to start the round, Fiorot lands first and often. Seven punches connect for the Frenchwoman before Silva is able to respond. As she chains punches together, Fiorot dives in for a takedown. Silva is able to stuff it and stand back up, and they press up against one another in the clinch. As Fiorot grinds, her shoulder lifts the top up of the Brazilian, and Tognoni is right there to stop the action briefly to allow her to reset it before any inadvertent exposures occur. Fiorot ties up the leg and tries to trip her foe down, but bails on it to knee the thigh a few times. Tognoni asks them to stay busy as they are stuck against the fence, and before long, he intervenes to separate them. Fiorot is quick to thank Tognoni for this split by landing several punches. Silva connects back and marks Fiorot’s face up, and she signals that she has Fiorot stung. Fiorot returns fire with punches and side kicks, and Silva is loading up on counter strikes. A faked side kick allows Fiorot to go over the top with punches, as she mixes things up and lands mostly on the guard of her foe. Silva gets off a right hand that makes Fiorot grimace, and Fiorot grabs hold of her to knee before backing off to get back to combination striking. The power of Silva is far in her favor, but she lands few and far between while Fiorot is beating her to the punch early and often. Silva puts her hands behind her back to signal that Fiorot’s shots mean nothing to her, and Fiorot does not buy in and keeps to her gameplan of punches up top and side kicks to the breadbasket. Every strike from Fiorot is bolstered by a kiai, furthering the impact and emphasis of the blows, and Silva again mocks her by putting her hands behind her back. Fiorot kicks her in the chest, and the punches from the Frenchwoman have also marked Silva’s face up. There is no single punch thrown from Fiorot, and instead three or four each time. Fiorot circles on the outside and gets a head kick up that knocks Silva back and surprises her. Fiorot keeps kicking the body, and Silva rocks her with a right hand suddenly. Right before the bell, the Brazilian looks to finish the job with a head kick, but it goes over the head and brushes the hair to conclude the second frame.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot

Round 3

The two flyweights meet in the middle, and a pair of one-twos come from Fiorot to begin. Fiorot chains a side kick to a left hand into a single leg takedown try. Silva looks to latch on to her, but she bails on it to kick the rear leg and wobble Fiorot’s legs. Another leg kick flusters Fiorot, and Silva marches forward with a head kick to follow. Fiorot connects to the body with yet another unanswered, unblocked sidekick, and she strings a few punches into a double leg try. The Frenchwoman lifts Silva up in the air and slams her hard on the mat, where she immediately claims half guard out of most submission danger. Fiorot delivers a few punches and elbows that bloody the nose up of the Brazilian, and she steps over to side control as she rains down punches. A few shots land to the back of the head, and she is warned for these and adjusts when Silva rolls to her back. Silva scores a powerful upkick that dislodges Fiorot’s mouthpiece, and her gumshield gets stuck between the corner of the floor and the fence, taking a few seconds to recover it. When they resume, Fiorot is ready for battle, as she lands punches and a flying knee while Silva wags her tongue at her. As the Brazilian continues to showboat instead of throw effective offense, Fiorot’s striking numbers are racking up as are her takedown attempts. The Frenchwoman leans heavily into Silva on the wire, while Silva’s nose leaks blood on her foe’s blonde locks. Silva tries to explode out of the position, or even turn her opponent around, but instead relies on Tognoni to split them up with 50 seconds to go. Three punches and a side kick come from Fiorot, but Silva catches her foe and jumps in the air with a knee to the chin. Fiorot eats it like a baguette and continues to lay into Silva with punch combinations, all while Silva recklessly walks her down. Silva has an angry look on her face while blood trickles down it, and Fiorot stays on her bike, sticks and moves and lands without issue. This continues right to the final bell, putting an end to a relatively one-sided bout for "The Beast" that will likely see a massive strike total discrepancy.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot (30-27 Fiorot)
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot (30-27 Fiorot)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Fiorot (30-27 Fiorot)

The Official Result

Manon Fiorot def. Mayra Bueno Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Jim Miller (155) vs. Erick Gonzalez (155)

Round 1

East coast meets west in this lightweight clash with the widest discrepancy in Octagon experience ever. Soon-to-be 38-fight vet Miller (32-16, 1 NC; 21-15, 1 NC UFC) out of New Jersey will be introducing “Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez (14-5, 0-0 UFC) to the organization. Winless since June 2020, Miller will try to right the ship and stave off conversations about retirement for another day, and referee Mark Smith will be right there should anything go awry. Ever the sportsman, Miller offers a glove touch, and the newcomer is happy to accept. Miller comes out with a few right hands, and Gonzalez keeps his left hand outstretched to keep the vet at bay. The newcomer connects with an overhand left, and he gets the inside of his leg kicked. Miller scores a solid left hand and a head kick, and he uses the momentum to press Gonzalez into the fence. Miller gets off a knee to the body and a right hand as he stays up close, and Gonzalez torques his foe around and throws him to the mat. Gonzalez claims half guard, and Miller attacks with hacking elbows from his back. Miller closes his guard tightly, Gonzalez breaks the legs and backs away. Miller gets back to his feet and keeps his guard up, blocking a head kick that comes right at him. A spicy combination from “The Ghost Pepper” cracks Miller, and the longtime vet is hurt and dives in for a takedown try to clear his head. He lands it, and now it is the newcomer who closes his guard as Miller hacks at him. Miller is unable to keep him down for long, and Gonzalez muscles his way back up to his feet as they slug it out. Miller gets tagged from a few punches, and he fires back to rock Gonzalez with a left hand down the middle. A leg kick from Miller forces Gonzalez to take his leg back, and he times another left that staggers Gonzalez. Miller continues to find the home for his left hand, rocking the newcomer badly as he goes from a smile to a grimace when the damage is done. Miller continues to rail into his opponent, but Gonzalez ties him up to keep himself in the game. Miller throws him down, blitzes him with a left, a right and a knee, but Gonzalez survives to the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Miller
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Miller
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Miller

Round 2

The lightweights touch gloves to start off the second round, and Gonzalez lands a front kick that connects to the jaw. When Gonzalez throws a half-hearted reverse crescent kick, “A-10” Miller launches a missile of a left hand that instantly separates Gonzalez from his consciousness. Like a puppet that had its strings cut, Gonzalez falls lifelessly to his knees and crumbles face-first to the ground. Any follow-up strikes are merely academic as Smith sprints towards the fallen fighter to rescue him from further harm. What a knockout from Jim “Expletive Deleted” Miller, his first since UFC 200 over five years ago, who keeps his career very much alive with a vintage performance. As he explains deftly in his post-fight interview, “old dog, new tricks, I got a knockout.”

The Official Result

Jim Miller def. Erick Gonzalez R2 0:14 via KO (Punch)

Andrei Arlovski (245) vs. Carlos Felipe (259)

Round 1

In a potential “passing of the torch” heavyweight matchup, 42-year-old ex-champ Arlovski (31-20, 2 NC; 20-14 UFC) will clock in about 16 years the elder of the appropriately nicknamed “Boi” Felipe (11-1, 3-1 UFC). When Arlovski faced Viacheslav Datsik in 1999, Felipe was still in grade school, but the Brazilian is not intimidated. The third man inside the cage is referee Herb Dean, and there is nothing but respect between the two but they do not touch ‘em up. Arlovski begins the dance with a high kick that is blocked in time, and a calf kick that is not. He mixed things up further with a side kick to the high thigh, and his kicks allow him to stay away from the punches from the Brazilian. Arlovski chips away at the calves and pecks at his foe’s midsection, keeping him out of range from the power punches. Felipe comes up short with punches, and Arlovski is right there to continue picking at him with leg kicks. Arlovski puts a one-two into a loud, slapping body kick that resounds around the Apex. Felipe walks his opponent down and slings a right hand, and it catches off the unnaturally dark beard Arlovski but does not land flush. Arlovski keeps in his bike with chopping leg kicks, and he stays light enough on his feet to dance out of the way as Felipe plods towards him throwing hands. Felipe swings and misses with a few right hands, and only a body punch lands in a short combination. Arlovski gets off another body kick that lands with more of a thud than a slap, and Felipe reacts to it and cannot give Arlovski a strike back. A single leg kick comes from the Brazilian, and Arlovski is there in his face with a kick and a few left hands. Arlovski sticks out a few jabs, and he chains together a combination ending with a head kick. Felipe loads up on a huge right hand that does not find its home, and his own face is starting to swell from the damage absorbed thus far. Felipe tries to go for the one-hitter quitter, but Arlovski is wise to it and rarely sticks around long enough to eat leather. Felipe waves him over to brawl, but Arlovski does not bite as he loads up on a right hand. Felipe just misses on a bomb of a right hand, and Arlovski chips at his calf a few times to hamper his movement. A long string of punches ending again with a head kick finds its mark for the grizzled veteran, who ends the round in style.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski

Round 2

The Brazilian claims the center of the cage and advances to begin the round, but Arlovski is the one who lands first with his distance strikes. Felipe has a body kick and a right hand to the midsection connect, and Arlovski punches his way out from danger and makes Felipe back off. Felipe plods forward, and he tries to draw Arlovski into a brawl, making it messy by charging like a bull. Arlovski sees a winging hook coming, ducks it and counters. “The Pit Bull” keeps excellent head movement as he is making Felipe miss wildly while getting strikes off without concern. The strikes are coming much straighter for Arlovski, as compared to Felipe aiming everything he can up top but missing most of them. A right hand lands behind the ear of Arlovski, and he ducks and dodges but takes a few strikes he evaded in the previous round. Felipe headhunts his opponent, as Arlovski keeps in motion with jabs and footwork. A heavy calf kick stuns Felipe for a moment, and it interrupts a big punch combination coming at Arlovski. Felipe continues to throw looping right hands, grazing past the hair or occasionally brushing the beard, but Arlovski is able to avoid the brunt of the damage every time. Felipe continues to march forward, and he claims there was an eye poke but Dean did not see it and says to watch the fingers. Arlovski loads up on a right hand, and he connects with a leg kick and straight right hand that knocks Felipe’s head back. Felipe throws caution to the wind, throwing bombs and then pulling his shorts up. This trend continues, as he wings reckless punches and goes to adjust his shorts. Arlovski connects with a solid body kick, and Felipe slaps his belly mockingly. Arlovski ducks and weaves the onslaught that slowly barrels towards him, but he does leave his head in the air to eat a right hand. Felipe has finally found his home with power punches, and he stings Arlovski with a punch. A spinning back elbow is deflected right at the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Felipe
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Felipe
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Arlovski

Round 3

Felipe is amped up to start the last round, thinking he might need a knockout to win depending on how the last frame was scored. Arlovski dodges, slower this time than before, but he protects himself from some of the blows. As Felipe crashes forward, he may have gotten off an eye poke, and Dean signals the replay team to review the possible foul. During the confusion, Arlovski gets cracked with a right hand, and he backs away and survives from some damage. Felipe guns for him and blocks a head kick, as Arlovski’s movement is slowing rapidly. Arlovski paws out a jab and a right hand, and Felipe aims a right hand to the body and crashes the pocket to put Arlovski into the fence. Arlovski connects with a clean right hand, and he ducks into a punch. Felipe just misses with an overhand right, and they get their legs intertwined which trips Arlovski out and down to the ground. Felipe pounces, seeing he might have his man hurt, and he lays into the Belarussian with punches. Arlovski works his way back up and gets free, and it allows him to punch Felipe in the face twice. Felipe tries to dodge and duck like his opponent, but Arlovski sees it and smacks him a few times. Arlovski gets off a jab, and “Boi” counters with a big overhand right. The strike, which might be more from its impact than it being a damaging blow, pushes Arlovski to the wall. Felipe collapses the pocket and gloms on to the former champ, hanging on as they both catch their breath. Dean does not wait long to separate these two gassed heavyweights, and Arlovski asks "how's taste my fists" as he lands a trio of crisp punches, and Felipe waves him on for more. Arlovski connects with a head kick and a left hand, and he ducks a huge right hand over the top. One final blitz between the two ends the round, as they both walk off totally spent. It’s anyone’s guess who won this sloppy heavyweight rumble, based on how close the second round appeared to be.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Felipe (29-28 Felipe)
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Felipe (29-28 Felipe)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Felipe (29-28 Arlovski)

The Official Result

Andrei Arlovski def. Carlos Felipe via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Aspen Ladd (145) vs. Norma Dumont (145.5)

Round 1

The fight everyone has been waiting for has now arrived, in the form of a featherweight main event between former bantamweight Ladd (9-1, 4-1 UFC) and “The Immortal” Dumont (6-1, 2-1 UFC). Immortal…Ladd will put her name to the test. Nothing more needs to be said about this fight, which is scheduled for five rounds under the auspices of nonsense slayer-slash-referee Keith Peterson. Both glad to be competing on the show, they happily touch gloves before getting after it. A jab from Dumont starts things off, and she sticks it in Ladd’s face a few times until a left hand comes at her. The Brazilian continues to singularly utilize the jab, making the basis of the only functional offense in the first minute. Many of the jabs are not landing, but they are enough to make Ladd think twice. She follows a single jab with an overhand right, although that gets blocked just in time. Two minutes down, little more than jabs so far, as Aspen tries to lance her with one jab back. Ladd counters a jab with a left hand, but Dumont does not slow down her jabbing and instead chains it into strikes each time. A jab into a right hand, or a jab doubled up, come from the Brazilian, as Ladd has done practically nothing on her end for the good part of three minutes. Dumont splits the guard with a sharp jab, and Ladd’s face is starting to turn red from the strikes that are landing, so Dumont does not change her gameplan one iota. Ladd is a ways away from her target when she tries to get a little offense going, and Dumont is there to jab her as four minutes have ticked off the clock with less than one hand’s worth of significant strikes landing from the American. Dumont, on the other hand, connects every so often with a right hand, but with nothing coming back at her, Dumont does not have to anything more immediate. They both land quick hooks at the same time, but they are one-and-done as Dumont returns to a jab. The agonizingly slow first period ends.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Dumont

Round 2

There is an offered but missed glove touch to start off the second round, and Dumont has decided to do what won her the first round with jabs. Ladd tries to get things going on her end by tripling up on jabs, but Dumont is not concerned as she slowly pokes with jabs. When Dumont split the guard with a jab, Ladd throws a trio of punches but only one partially connects. The Brazilian’s jab is practically the only weapon being utilized seven minutes into the main event, and Ladd finally sits down on a left hand before charging ahead for a takedown entry. Ladd manages to clinch up and squeeze Dumont on the wall like a cheese grater, but when she tries to change levels, Dumont stops her from doing this and breaks. Dumont gets back to her rhythm of a jab every 10-to-15 seconds or so, and Ladd swings and misses with an overhand right counter. Ladd tries to kick her opponent in the body, but Dumont is at least a foot away when the leg is outstretched. When Ladd misses on a head kick, Dumont connects with a one-two to mix things up a little. Ladd advances, blocks a left hand, but walks into a jab as her face is slowly turning red. This same methodical pace concludes the round nearly as hesitant as the previous round. If fans are lucky, a fight may yet break out in the next 15 minutes.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Dumont

Round 3

The gloves are touched to begin Round 3, and Dumont is comfortable jabbing from afar. Ladd lands a single inside calf kick, and they come together with a quick combination as they both throw more than one punch at a time. Ladd swipes with a left hand that misses, and Dumont dances out of harm’s way every time a heavier blow is swung. Ladd shoots in low for a takedown, and she gets stuffed with ease as Dumont sprawls and backs away. “The Immortal” tattoos her jab on Ladd’s face, and gets off a one-two that is partially blocked. Ladd throws a left hand, gets tagged with a counter, and shoots in low for a single. Dumont uses the wall at her ally to remain upright, and Ladd grinds her on the fence but does little else with the position. Dumont gets underhooks and spins her around so that she can break free, and Ladd scores a single knee before Dumont gets away. Dumont ducks a punch to get off a crisp overhand right over the top, and she slaps away a one-two that soars at her face. They both jab at one another, and Dumont scores another right hand as Ladd advances. Dumont goes back to her bread and butter of the jab, and she stuffs a Ladd takedown without concern before pressing Ladd into the wall and kneeing her in the belly. Dumont backs off so she can get off jabs, and a push kick backs Ladd off of her. The Brazilian lands a stomp kick to the knee, and Ladd tries to triple up on jabs but misses each time. Dumont punches her way into a clinch, and the round ends in this position.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Dumont

Round 4

Between rounds, Ladd’s corner gives her a serious tongue-lashing, informing her that she is down on the scorecards already needs a finish. When the round begins, Ladd is the first with jabs, and she is more amped up than before as she throws punches in bunches. Dumont catches her with a right hand on the way in, but Ladd guns for a single to try to hit her first takedown of the night. Like a wall, Dumont does not budge, and instead is content to get held on the wall. Dumont breaks free without absorbing any blows of note, and she takes the center of the Octagon and switches her stances to flick out a jab and a front kick. A clean jab breaks Ladd’s movement up, and Dumont flips on cruise control and dings Ladd with a one-two while circling away to avoid any responsive strikes. Ladd punches straight in front of her but she is well off the mark with her strikes, although a head kick collides with her foe’s guard. Dumont tries to keep her space with another front kick, and Ladd pursues a takedown. The Brazilian, timing it perfectly, hits a trip of her own to plant Ladd on her back. Dumont advances position, climbs from half guard to guard as she moves side to side. Ladd tries to tie her down to hope for a standup, but 19 minutes into the fight, Ladd desperately needs to get back upright. The American hits a quick sweep, and she immediately takes top position and starts smashing Dumont in the face with heavy punches and elbows. Dumont pushes her off with her knee, and she protects her face from any additional blows before the bell sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Dumont
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Dumont

Round 5

Ladd’s coach excoriates his fighter for her performance, and this may have finally lit a fire under her backside. Ladd comes out swinging, scoring a right hand, getting countered and clinching up. Ladd cannot secure any trip or takedown she attempts, as Dumont pushes her from one side of the cage to the other. Ladd turns her back around into the wall, and she goes after a single and tries to lift Dumont in the air. “The Immortal” stops this in its tracks, turns Ladd around and mashes her in to the wire. Ladd spins her back around like a 145-pound carousel, with little offense and much pummeling. Ladd suddenly whips with a quick elbow, and she aims to follow it with a takedown effort but the latter falls short. Dumont is not remotely concerned, calm as a cucumber in the clinch, as Ladd cannot ground her and most of the solid strikes are deflected. The American, when bending over for a takedown, gets kneed in the chest and stood back up. A few strikes from Ladd have busted the nose of Dumont, who is slowly dripping blood on Ladd’s back. With 90 seconds to spare, Ladd is clinging to her opponent like Saran wrap, but any further position changes are nowhere to be found. Ladd wiggles to try to elevate Dumont, but like a statue, Dumont is not moving. Dumont may be leaking, and Ladd may be controlling the position, but time is her greatest enemy at this point. They trade knees up the middle, and Dumont drills her foe in the midsection with knees repeatedly until this dreadful featherweight slog is over. With that, UFC Fight Night 195 comes to an inglorious end, and fans will have one week to recover before the next Fight Night show on Saturday. Bellator 268 is also showing its main card tonight starting at 10 p.m. on the east coast, and Sherdog is running a live play-by-play of that event that can be found here. Whether for that Bellator show or the Fight Night 196 offering next week that actually features a ranked fighter in the division in which they compete, we will be here for it, and we hope you are too.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Dumont (50-45 Dumont)
Ben Duffy scores the round: 10-9 Dumont (50-45 Dumont)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Dumont (50-45 Dumont)

The Official Result

Norma Dumont def. Aspen Ladd via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
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