Aspen Kohl Ladd is a talented American professional mixed martial artist who is professionally known as Aspen Ladd. She competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She began her professional mixed martial arts career in Invicta FC. She draws the huge attention of the media when ranked in fourth place in the official UFC bantamweight rankings on 22nd May 2019. She has also ranked Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Ladd is #3 in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings as of 16th February 2021 and as of 14th June 2021, she is #10 in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Aspen Ladd hoping for a brawl with Macy Chiasson
Aspen Ladd isn’t hoping for an easy night at the office in Saturday night’s return at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas after being sidelined for 20 months following surgery on a pair of torn knee ligaments. Ladd (9-1), who was forced to withdraw from a scheduled 2020 fight against Sara McMann when her foot got stuck in the cage while being taken down during a sparring session and tearing her knee, will take on Macy Chiasson (7-1) in the co-main event inside the UFC Apex.
“From what I’ve seen in her previous fights, she’s willing to engage everywhere so this could be a little bit of a brawl,” Ladd told. “When they give me two opponents and I know how each of them fights, I will go with the one who wants to go out there and brawl. It’s better for both of us.” “People are not here to see a boring decision win. They are not here to see a, ‘Oh, I kinda, sorta want to spar with this girl.’ They want to see blood, they want to see people fight, they want to see a brawl,” Ladd said. “When you can pull out that kind of fight — besides the fact that sometimes you can get a bonus out of it — it’s better for everybody. If you want to engage and you want to go to war, that’s what the people want to see.”
- Being an American professional mixed martial artist.
- For competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
What is Aspen Ladd Real Name?
Aspen Ladd was born with the real name of Aspen Kohl Ladd on 1st March 1995 in Folsom, California, United States. She holds American nationality and she belongs to American-white ethnic background. She follows the Christian religion. Aspen’s present age is 26 which she celebrated recently in 2021. Her race is white and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Aspen is the daughter of her mother, Kimberly Ladd whereas her father’s detail is unknown.
Talking about Aspen’s academic qualification, she briefly attended Folsom Lake College but has later terminated her studies to fully focus on her mixed martial arts career.
What does Aspen Ladd do for a living?
- Aspen Ladd jumps off her MMA career signing with Invicta FC where she was scheduled to make her professional debut against Kristi Lopez on 27th February 2015 at Invicta FC 11. But, Lopez suffered an injury in training and was replaced by decorated grappler Ana Carolina Vidal. Ladd won the fight via TKO in the first round.
- Then on 11th March 2016, she made her Bantamweight debut in a bout against Kelly McGill at Invicta FC 16 and won the fight via TKO in the third round.
- She also defeated Jessica Hoy on 29th July 2016 at Invicta FC 18 and make her final appearance for the promotion when she faced Sijara Eubanks on 14th January 2017 at Invcita FC 21. Aspen won the fight via unanimous decision, marking the first time she had failed to finish her opponent in her professional career.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Aspen was scheduled to make her UFC debut against Jessica Eye on 7th July 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale but, the bout was canceled as Ladd fell ill on the day of the event.
- On 22nd October 2017, she made her UFC debut against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 118 and won the bout via TKO in the second round.
- She defeated former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger on 6th October 2018 at UFC 229 which helps to earn her the “Performance of the Night” award.
- Later she was scheduled to face Holly Holm on 2nd March 2019 at UFC 235 however, it was reported on 31st January 2019 the fight would no longer take place at the event.
- A rematch with Sijara Eubanks took place on 18th May 2019 at UFC Fight Night 152 which Ladd won the fight via unanimous decision. This fight earned her the “Fight of the Night” award.
- As well, her bantamweight license was suspended by California State Athletic Commission after gaining 18 percent of her weight between weigh-ins and fight day against Germaine de Randamie at UFC on ESPN+ 13.
- On 7th December 2019, she faced Yana Kunitskaya at UFC on ESPN 7 and won the fight via technical knockout in round three.
- Also, she was set to face Julianna Pena on 28th March 2020 at UFC on ESPN 8 but, Pena pulled out of the fight in early March citing an injury.
- Then she was scheduled to face Sara McMann on 27th June 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. However, Aspen suffered a training injury, tearing both her ACL and MCL, and was forced to withdraw from the event.
- Additionally, Aspen is scheduled to face Macy Chiasson on 24th July 2021 at UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw.
Awards and Achivements
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Performance of the Night (One time)
- Fight of the Night (One time)
Who is Aspen Ladd Boyfriend?
Aspen Ladd is an unmarried MMA fighter. She is currently dating her coach Jim West since her professional debut. The couple’s relationship is outstanding till now and hopes it will remain as same as in the future too. It seems that she is comfortable keeping her personal life open to the public. Talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Aspen Ladd?
Aspen Ladd has a net worth of around $1million to $5 million as of 2021 whereas her exact amount of salary has not been disclosed yet. However, we can surely assume her salary is around thousands of dollars per year. With her hard work and luck by her side, she can double the amount of wealth she has today. In addition, her major source of income is from her MMA career.
How tall is Aspen Ladd?
Aspen Ladd is a beautiful lady who is 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) tall. She has 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) of body weight with an athletic body build. Aspen has attractive dark brown hair and eyes color. She has a body measurement of 34-24-34 inches.