The five-round battle generally displayed Dumont throwing out a lead poke that was reliably popping Ladd in the face, with Ladd’s hostile yield almost non-existent in her first retaliate in almost two years after major reconstructive knee medical procedure. At the point when the battle finished, Dumont had plainly procured the triumph, despite the fact that it’s difficult to envision she’ll have many features to appreciate while replaying the battle later on.
The appointed authorities scored the battle 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 with Dumont getting her third success in succession and second in a row in the featherweight division.
I realize she took the battle without prior warning I need to let her right currently know that she’s a 145 [pound fighter], Dumont said about Ladd a short time later. “She battles at 145, she has all the strength and force at 145 and I need all her battling in this].
There wasn’t a lot of activity toward the beginning of the battle outside of Dumont hoping to set up her lead hit while keeping Ladd on the finish of her punches. Ladd was totally inert through the initial seven minutes of the battle before at long last pushing forward to search for a takedown, albeit the endeavor was immediately upset by Dumont.
That is the thing that we prepared for,” Dumont said about her takedown safeguard. We realize her solidarity is ground-and-pound. With the end goal for you to bring me down, it will take a ton cause I’m great in my safeguards.
Dumont’s capacity to put the punch in Ladd’s face was the main weapon she required while likewise remaining quick on her feet to keep moving outwardly.
Between the second and third adjusts, Ladd’s mentors beseeched her to begin connecting more after an absence of offense through the initial 10 minutes, which permitted Dumont to excel on the scorecards. That brought about Ladd surging ahead to search for the takedown however Dumont shielded well prior to isolating and returning to the focal point of the octagon.
While Dumont wasn’t increasing her volume, she was all the while chipping away with the hit and Ladd wasn’t replying back with a lot of anything. Dumont did barely enough to remain ahead without facing an excessive number of challenges however it was all the while putting her ahead in the battle.
The peculiar exhibition from Ladd had her lead trainer Jim West angry in the corner between adjusts as he yelled you’re down 3-0 … kindly let me know what you’re doing? as he endeavored to kick off her presentation to arrange a rebound.
Ladd at long last responded in the fifth round as she shut the distance and endeavored to out-muscle Dumont in the secure while peppering away with strikes against the enclosure. Ladd figured out how to draw blood from Dumont’s nose as the punches held going to the head and afterward returning down to the body.
With seconds ticking away to the last horn, Dumont began terminating knees to the body and afterward lifting her hands in festival as perceived that she would leave with the triumph.
A long way from a genuinely important exhibition, Dumont actually took care of business while taking on something else entirely of adversary in Ladd than she would have looked against previous top dog Holly Holm, who was constrained out of this session with a knee injury.
With featherweight champion Amanda Nunes actually looking for battles at 145 pounds, Dumont might wind up as her generally coherent next adversary after she moved to 2-0 in the division with the success over Ladd on Saturday night.