A women’s bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Aspen Ladd has been added to the UFC 235 event on March 2. The news was first reported on Friday afternoon by MMAJunkie.
Holm (12-4) moves back down to bantamweight after back-to-back bouts at featherweight in which she lost a decision to Cris Cyborg but won a decision over Megan Anderson. The 37-year-old has won two of her last three and notably knocked out Bethe Correia with her trademark head kick in the headlining bout of the UFC Fight Night 111 event in June 2017. The former UFC bantamweight champion, who captured the belt after knocking out Ronda Rousey in 2015, owns additional promotional victories over Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau.
Ladd (7-0) is 2-0 since signing with the UFC with back-to-back ground-and-pound stoppages over Lina Lansberg and Tonya Evinger. Prior to joining the UFC, the undefeated 23-year-old was dominating the competition at Invicta FC and owns wins over the likes of Sijara Eubanks, Amanda Cooper and Jessica Hoy.
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The main card featuring Holm vs. Ladd will be aired live on pay-per-view from 10pm EST.