Shaky Aspen Ladd among 3 heavy fighters
– Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports)
October 1, 2021
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There was a lot of drama in the final Ultimate Fighting Championship weigh-in, as three UFC Fight Night 193 fighters ran out of weight.
While headliners Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker had no problem gaining weight, three other fights were affected. Bethe Correia lacked a lot of weight for her next retirement fight, weighing 2.5 pounds against Karol Rosa. Short-notice replacement fighter Mike Breeden also missed his 2.5-pound weight class limit, breaking the lightweight limit ahead of his match with Alexander Hernandez. However, the most concerning fighter on the scales was Aspen Ladd, who was so shaking it took several minutes after stripping down until his 137-pound weight was registered. The fight with Macy Chiasson is currently in limbo as the commission medically assesses Ladd.
Santos (21-9) is on the worst losing streak of his career. Since relinquishing a split decision to Jon Jones, “Marreta” has been submitted by Glover Teixeira and has lost a unanimous decision to Aleksandar Rakic. The 37-year-old stepped on the scales at 206 pounds.
Meanwhile, Walker (18-5) recently won a two-game losing streak taking out Ryan Spann with elbows and punches. Prior to this decisive victory, Walker had lost to Corey Anderson and Nikita Krylov. Walker had no problem gaining weight and weighed 204.5 pounds.
UFC Fight Night 193 will air in its entirety on ESPN + on Saturday. Prelims begin at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT and the main card begins at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
UFC Fight Night 193 weigh-in results:
Thiago Santos (206) vs. Johnny Walker (204.5)
Kyle Daukaus (185.5) vs. Kevin Holland (183.5)
Alex Oliveira (169.5) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
Misha Cirkunov (185.5) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185.5)
Macy Chiasson (136) vs. Aspen Ladd (137) *
Mike Breeden (158.5) ** vs. Alexander Hernandez (154.5)
Jared Gordon (155) vs. Joe Solecki (155.5)
Casey O’Neill (125) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125.5)
Bethe Correia (138.5) *** v Karol Rosa (135.5)
Jamie Mullarkey (155.5) vs. Devonte Smith (155.5)
Gaetano Pirrello (134.5) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (135)
Stéphanie Egger (135) vs. Shanna Young (134.5)
Johnny Eduardo (135.5) vs. Alejandro Perez (136)
* Ladd lost a pound of weight and was fined a percentage of her purse.
** Breeden lost 2.5 pounds and was fined a percentage of his purse.
*** Correia lost 2.5 pounds and was fined a percentage of her purse.