Aspen Ladd trembles, needs hoop to weigh in for UFC on ESPN+ 13

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The record will show UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd made weight Friday, ahead of her headliner at UFC on ESPN+ 13. However, the top contender seemed to have endured a rough cut in order to get there.

Ladd (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was visibly in rough shape as she walked out to weigh in. She did not end up utilizing her one-pound allowance and elected to use the hoop to weigh in. Once on the scale, Ladd trembled and grimaced as a member of the California State Athletic Commission adjusted the scale. She was 135 pounds even.

After briefly hydrating, Ladd struggled to get dressed. It was also difficult for her to hold bicep flex for the camera, as she stood next to the scale rather than back on top of it. Ladd then needed help from commission member to walk out of the room.

Ladd, 24, has struggled with weight cut issues in the past. In April 2018, her UFC Fight Night 128 bout against Leslie Smith was scrapped the day of weigh-ins after Ladd came in heavy.

One half of the main event, Ladd will take on former women’s featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie (8-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a five-round bantamweight matchup. De Randamie weighed in at 136.

UFC on ESPN+ 13 takes place Saturday at Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The card streams on ESPN+.

For the latest on UFC on ESPN+ 13, check out the MMA Schedule.

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