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UFC on ESPN+ 53 live results: Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont

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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 53: Ladd vs. Dumont, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon is back for another week of action inside their home base in Las Vegas, with an eleven-fight card that has seen the main event undergo numerous changes, leaving us with one of the weakest main events of the year, but with a solid undercard.

In the main event, Aspen Ladd makes her return, moving up to the women's featherweight division, to take on Norma Dumont. Ladd was involved in a scary weigh-in situation just weeks ago in trying to make weight for a bantamweight fight, which ended up being cancelled, but she opts to return quickly after that to replace Holly Holm in this fight. Dumont is no stranger to having issues making the bantamweight limit, so they both move up to 145 pounds for this one, with both still chasing a fight against Amanda Nunes.

In the co-main event, former UFC Heavyweight Champion and long-time veteran Andrei Arlovski goes for his second straight win against Carlos Felipe, winner of three straight. Also on the main card is lightweight veteran Jim Miller, who retakes the top spot as the fighter with the most fights in UFC history, taking on debuting Erick Gonzalez, a women's flyweight fight between Manon Fiorot and Mayra Bueno Silva, and a featherweight bout pitting Nate Landwehr against Ludovit Klein.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Istela Nunes (7-1 1 NC, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ariane Carnelossi (13-2, 1-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Nunes is making her UFC debut. Carnelossi rushing forward and throwing and both landing early on. Carnelossi with a combo and finding a home for her right hand. Nunes with a leg kick as Carnelossi coming forward with the right hand. Nunes with a combo and both are landing. Carnelossi gets a takedown and Nunes was grabbing the fence. They get to their feet. Carnelossi grabbed the fence. Some early taking advantage of the rules before they break to the center. Carnelossi with a combo. Nunes with a body kick. Nunes with a body kick and then Carnelossi comes forward throwing and gets the clinch against the fence. Both looking for position in the clinch. Nunes with a knee to the body. They break. Both land and Nunes with some kicks. Nunes with some leg kicks. They both land punches. Close round. 10-9 Carnelossi.

They come out swinging to start the second and both are landing good punches. Carnelossi lands a combo and Nunes has to circle away. They battle in the clinch and Carnelossi gets a brief takedown but they work right back to their feet. They remain clinched up but Carnelossi gets a takedown. They get up and remain clinched against the fence. Nunes landing some punches. They break and Nunes lands. Nunes with a body kick. Nunes lands a left hand. Nunes with a right hand. She lands a body kick. They exchange punches and Carnelossi gets a takedown. Carnelossi controlling from the top and they get up right at the end. 10-9 Carnelossi, 20-18 Carnelossi.

They come forward and Nunes with a right hand. Nunes with a leg kick. They trade punches. Nunes with a body kick. They trade punches. Nunes with an elbow. Nunes with a right hand and Carnelossi lands a left hook and looks for a takedown against the fence. Carnelossi gets the takedown and Nunes was grabbing the fence yet again. Carnelossi with some left hands from the top. Carnelossi has the back and is landing. Carnelossi has the choke locked in and Nunes taps! Carnelossi with the submission late in the third.

Official Result- Ariane Carnelossi def. Istela Nunes by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of Round 3

> Danaa Batgerel (8-2, 2-1 UFC) vs. Brandon Davis (14-8, 2-5 UFC)
Bantamweights

Davis with a leg kick as Batgerel lands some punches. They trade punches. Batgerel lands a right hand that stuns Davis. Batgerel with a leg kick. Davis with a leg kick and a right hand. Batgerel with another right hand. They trade in close range. Batgerel with a right hand and Davis goes down and Batgerel was landing but Davis gets up. Batgerel landing big shots and continues to pour it on as Davis goes down again and Herb Dean stops it. What an explosive finish by Batgerel!

Official Result- Danaa Batgerel def. Brandon Davis by TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 1

> Lupita Godinez (6-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Luana Carolina (7-2, 2-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Godinez with a right hand and Carolina with a step-in knee as they clinch. Carolina landing to the body as they remain clinched and Godinez has position. Godinez moves to the back of Carolina. They break to the center. Godinez catches a kick from Carolina and pushes the fight against the fence. Godinez gets the takedown but Carolina trying to work her way up. They scramble and Godinez ends up in side control away from the fence. Godinez with some big punches from the top and goes for an armbar but runs out of time. 10-9 Godinez.

Carolina comes forward and lands a leg kick. Godinez pressuring Carolina against the fence and drops down for a takedown as they clinch. Carolina with a knee and then another as Godinez lands an overhand right before they break. They clinch again against the fence and Carolina lands a knee and they break. Carolina with a body kick and Godinez grabs it and is trying a takedown as Carolina lands punches, some of which may have been to the back of the head. They break. They both land at range and Carolina landing more and lands a knee. Carolina with a leg kick and Godinez grabs it and lands a right hand and scores a takedown but Carolina is to her feet. 10-9 Carolina, 19-19.

They trade to start and Carolina with a leg kick. Godinez pressing forward and lands a combo. Godinez lands and Carolina lands a knee before they clinch. Both working in the clinch but neither doing much and they break. Carolina with a leg kick and right hand. Godinez blitzes in with a combo and is trying to work for a takedown as she has it against the fence. Godinez trying hard for it but they break. Godinez with a right hand. Godinez ducks under a high kick and tries for a late takedown. Carolina with some knees as they break. Carolina lands some kicks late. Close fight. 10-9 Carolina, 29-28 Carolina.

Official Result- Luana Carolina def. Lupita Godinez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Danny Roberts (17-5, 6-4 UFC) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-4, 5-1 UFC)
Welterweights

Emeev lands a left hand to start. Roberts with a body kick. Emeev lands a right hand. There isn't much going on here. Emeev gets a takedown in the center. Roberts trying to work his way up but Emeev completes the takedown near the fence. Roberts working for a triangle choke. Emeev escapes and gets to the back. They get to their feet. Roberts with some knees in the clinch and they break. Roberts lands a left hand and shoots for a takedown but Emeev defends. Roberts with a knee as they break. They trade late. 10-9 Emeev.

Roberts coming forward and lands a high kick. Emeev shoots for a takedown but Roberts defends. Emeev goes for the takedown again but Roberts defends and lands a knee. They go to the mat as Emeev tries something but stand and Roberts lands some punches before they clinch. Emeev takes the back standing. They break. Roberts lands a left hand as he pushes it against the fence. They break. Emeev with a jab and then gets a takedown. Roberts has a cut across his forehead. They scramble and Emeev in the guard. Emeev moves to side control and lands and looks for an arm and they're scrambling and Emeev has the neck. Roberts ends up on top and they stand and Roberts lands a left hand as they break. Roberts goes for a takedown and they go to the ground but scramble up. They break. 10-9 Emeev, 20-18 Emeev.

They trade to start the third as Roberts was coming forward. Emeev tries a takedown attempt but Roberts defends as they're tied up. Roberts with a knee on the break. Roberts is swinging and lands a knee and some punches to the body in the clinch. Roberts lands as they break for a moment but Emeev gets the body lock. They break. Emeev with a high kick but Roberts blocks it. Emeev goes for the takedown but Roberts sprawls and lands some punches as they stand. Roberts pushes it against the fence. They remain clinched up and Roberts landing good but they break. Emeev landed a nice left hook on the break. Emeev with a right hand and Roberts lands some knees in the clinch. They break and trade late. Close round. 10-9 Roberts, 29-28 Emeev.

Official Result- Danny Roberts def. Ramazan Emeev by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

> Andrew Sanchez (12-6, 5-4 UFC) vs. Bruno Silva (20-6, 1-0 UFC)
Middleweights

Silva attacking the body early on against the fence. Sanchez goes for a takedown as he grabs a leg and completes it. Sanchez now on top as he flattens Silva out. They work to the fence and Silva landing short shots from the bottom. Silva with some elbows from the bottom. They get to their feet and both land knees and we have a groin strike from Sanchez on Silva. We get back to action and Sanchez lands another kick to the groin as they were both throwing kicks, so we have another timeout. They get back to action and Silva lands a right hand late. 10-9 Sanchez.

They trade kicks to start the second. They both throw and Sanchez ducks under a punch and takes the back and gets a takedown. They work up but Sanchez gets it back down and is in the guard and Silva throwing elbows from the bottom. They get back to their feet and Sanchez gets it down. Sanchez in the half-guard and lands some elbows. They get up and Sanchez takes it back down. They get back down and Silva tries to pull guard but Sanchez lands a big punch and then gets side control and the back as they scramble. Sanchez with some knees. Sanchez with some big swings late. 10-9 Sanchez, 20-18 Sanchez.

Sanchez lands a left hand. Silva lands some body shots. They're trading and Sanchez lands a kick right to the groin that was clear and we have another timeout. That's three groin strikes from Sanchez and he gets a point taken away. They get back to action and Sanchez looks tired and Silva is landing lots of punches. Silva with some hard body shots. Sanchez lands some punches. Silva with more nasty body shots and then lands a combo to the head. Sanchez with a combo. Silva lands as he blitzes forward. Sanchez is in trouble and Silva is landing big shots and keeps landing and Silva finishes it! Wow, what a comeback win for Silva.

Official Result- Bruno Silva def. Andrew Sanchez by knockout (punches) at 2:35 of Round 3

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> Nate Landwehr (14-4, 1-2 UFC) vs. Ludovit Klein (17-3, 1-1 UFC)
Featherweights

Klein with a leg kick. Landwehr with a high kick then a leg kick. Klein with a body kick. Klein with a combo then a high kick. Landwehr lands a couple of kicks. Landwehr with a body kick. They trade and clinch and Landwehr with some short knees. They break and both land kicks. Landwehr with a body kick. Klein with a leg kick. He lands to the body and then they trade punches. Landwehr lands a right hand. Landwehr with a heavy leg kick. Klein barely lands a left hand. They trade kicks. Landwehr with a leg kick then a body kick. Landwehr with some big punches at the end and lands some knees. That might've stolen him the round. 10-9 Landwehr.

Klein with a combo then a head kick to start the second before they clinch. Klein with a short elbow over the top. Landwehr with some short knees against the fence. They break and Landwehr with a right hand. Klein with a body kick. Klein with a combination. They trade in close range and Landwehr with a right hand and high kick. Klein looks for a takedown as he presses Landwehr against the fence. Landwehr defends and lands some knees. Landwehr grabs the neck and is looking for a D'Arce choke. It's in a bad position so he lets go and they scramble to their feet. They clinch and Landwehr with some knees and lands some elbows. Klein just barely missed a head kick. Klein with a spinning elbow as they clinch against the fence. Landwehr with some big punches as they break. They trade and Landwehr with an uppercut and Klein with a knee. Landwehr with a right hand then a knee. Landwehr with some right hands and elbows and knees and uppercuts late. 10-9 Landwehr, 20-18 Landwehr.

Klein lands a stiff jab to start the third. Landwehr with a high kick after landing a right hand. They trade in close range. Klein with a left hand. They trade inside the pocket. Landwehr with a right hand. Landwehr with a jumping knee and Klein grabs him looking for a takedown but Landwehr ends up on top. Landwehr goes for the D'Arce choke and has it locked in and Klein taps! What a finish by Landwehr.

Official Result- Nate Landwehr def. Ludovit Klein by submission (D'Arce choke) at 2:22 of Round 3

> Manon Fiorot (7-1, 2-0 UFC) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1, 2-1-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Fiorot with a leg kick. Silva with a body kick. Fiorot with a side kick. Fiorot with a combo. Fiorot with a side kick to the body. Fiorot with a combo and then lands a side kick. Silva with a body kick. Fiorot with a leg kick and a combo. Fiorot with a combo. Fiorot is landing and Silva is holding her hands low like nothing is getting through but she's doing nothing on offense. Silva with a leg kick. Fiorot lands to the body. Fiorot with a side kick and Silva goes to the ground but gets up. Fiorot with a left hand and is still landing the side kick. Fiorot still landing combos as Silva is covering up. They trade kicks. Fiorot gets a takedown. They scramble late. 10-9 Fiorot.

They're trading and Fiorot with some kicks before they clinch up. Fiorot lands some knees. They're separated by Chris Tognoni. Silva lands a right hand and they then both land punches. Fiorot lands a combo. Fiorot with more punches and lands a knee and Silva lands on the break. Fiorot lands a combo. Silva with a body kick. Fiorot with a side kick. Silva with a leg kick. Fiorot with a combo. Fiorot with a side kick. Fiorot is just throwing the same combinations and not mixing it up. Fiorot with a high body kick. Silva with a late combo. 10-9 Fiorot, 20-18 Fiorot.

Fiorot landing to start the third. Fiorot with a side kick. Silva with a body kick. Silva lands a punch. Fiorot with a combo ending with a side kick. Fiorot with a flurry and they clinch against the fence. Fiorot with a takedown. Fiorot gets to side control and is landing punches. Fiorot with a flurry of left hands. Silva lands an upkick. Fiorot with a combo as they're on the feet. Silva lands a right hand. They clinch against the fence. Nothing is happening and they're separated. Fiorot with a combo and side kick. They trade. Fiorot with another combo and side kick. Fiorot with a combo. 10-9 Fiorot, 30-27 Fiorot.

Official Result- Manon Fiorot def. Mayra Bueno Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

> Jim Miller (32-16 1 NC, 21-15 1 NC UFC) vs. Erick Gonzalez (14-5, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Miller with a leg kick. He lands a left hand. They clinch and Gonzalez gets a takedown. They get to their feet and Gonzalez threw a head kick while Miller was still down and got warned. Miller lands a left hand that wobbles Gonzalez and then Gonzalez lands and wobbles Miller. Miller gets the takedown and is in the guard of Gonzalez. Miller pushes it up against the fence and lands some body shots. They get up and break and both men are landing some good punches. Gonzalez with a right hand. Miller with a left hand and leg kick and then another left hand. Miller lands another and then another and is teeing off with left hands. They clinch as Gonzalez is hanging on. Miller gets a late flurry. Close round. 10-9 Miller.

Miller lands a straight left hand to start the second that knocks Gonzalez out cold. Gonzalez went down weird and Miller landed some more before it could be stopped but Gonzalez was out from the first punch. What a finish by Miller.

Official Result- Jim Miller def. Erick Gonzalez by knockout (punch) at :14 of Round 2

> Andrei Arlovski (31-20 2 NC, 20-14 1 NC UFC) vs. Carlos Felipe (11-1, 3-1 UFC)
Heavyweights

Arlovski with a high kick. He lands a leg kick. Arlovski landing kicks as Felipe misses a right hand. Felipe with a right hand to the body. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski with a hard body kick. Felipe with a leg kick. Felipe lands a right hand. Arlovski with some low kicks. Arlovski with a high kick. Felipe with a leg kick. Felipe with a leg kick and Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a combo ending with a head kick. They trade in close range. Arlovski with some low kicks. Arlovski with a late combo ending with a high kick. 10-9 Arlovski.

Arlovski with a leg kick. Felipe with a body and a right hand to the body. Arlovski with a combo. He lands another and Felipe is taunting him. They trade punches. Arlovski with a combo ending with a head kick. Arlovski with a combo. Felipe lands in close range. Felipe with a leg kick. He lands another. He lands another and Felipe with a right hand. They trade punches. Arlovski with a leg kick. Arlovski with a right hand after a leg kick. Felipe lands some punches. The pace is slowing on both sides. Arlovski with a leg kick. He lands a body kick then a right hand. They clinch and Arlovski with a knee as Felipe lands an elbow and they break. Felipe lands a right hand. He lands and Arlovski wobbles a little. 10-9 Arlovski, 20-18 Arlovski.

Felipe landing to start the third. Arlovski with a high kick then a right hand. Felipe with some punches and an elbow. They trade in close range. Felipe with a left hook to the body then a right hand. Arlovski lands a leg kick and he falls down and Felipe swarms on top and starts landing punches. Arlovski looks exhausted. They break. Arlovski with a quick combo. Arlovski with a leg kick and Felipe with a right hand. Arlovski with a right hand. Arlovski with a knee. Arlovski with a right hand. They trade late. Close fight. 10-9 Felipe, 29-28 Arlovski.

Official Result- Andrei Arlovski def. Carlos Felipe by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Aspen Ladd (#3 WBW, 9-1, 4-1 UFC) vs. Norma Dumont (6-1, 2-1 UFC)
Women's Featherweights

Dumont with the jab. Dumont with another but not really connecting. Dumont continuing to throw the jab but not a lot of action going on. Dumont with another jab. Dumont lands a right hand. There is really nothing going on here. Ladd landed a nice jab that snapped the head of Dumont back. Awful round. 10-9 Dumont.

They trade jabs. Ladd with a left hand and they clinch against the fence. They break and Dumont circles out. Dumont with the jab. She lands another. There is still nothing really going on. Ladd is doing almost no offense and just coming forward and Dumont is just throwing the jab. Dumont with a right hand. 10-9 Dumont, 20-18 Dumont.

Dumont lands a combo. Dumont with a right hand. Ladd lands a left hand. Dumont lands. Ladd tries a takedown but Dumont defends. Ladd with a leg kick. They clinch and neither does much before breaking. Dumont lands a combo. Dumont still landing the jab. Ladd has been landing more in this round than the first two but Dumont still landing with more volume. Ladd with a push kick. Ladd throwing the jab but not landing. They trade late. 10-9 Dumont, 30-27 Dumont.

Ladd comes forward and they clinch right away. They remain clinched and neither doing anything. They break. Dumont lands a right hand. Dumont with a right hand. Ladd with a body kick and lands. Dumont gets a takedown and is working from the top. Ladd sweeps to the top and starts landing some punches and elbows. Ladd with some big shots from the top. 10-9 Dumont, 40-36 Dumont.

Ladd comes forward and they clinch. They remain clinched up and Ladd landing short punches as Dumont lands some knees. They continue to battle in the clinch with Ladd landing short shots and Dumont just playing defense. Ladd with an elbow and Dumont with a knee. Dumont with some knees. Ladd with a left hand. Not a very fun fight. 10-9 Ladd, 49-46 Dumont.

Official Result- Norma Dumont def. Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)