From the moment Aspen Ladd’s walkout music welcomed her into UFC Fight Night 118 to the blood-curdling screams echoing throughout Poland’s Ergo Arena that put a bow on her UFC debut, Twitter sprouted with a growing interest in the newest bantamweight added to the roster.
When ‘The Promontory’ from The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack cracked over the speakers, the same stoic stare her rabid swarm of followers had become accustomed to while competing under Invicta Fighting Championships’ banner reappeared. As was the case in her previous five contests, the face of MMAGOLD in El Dorado Hills, California eagerly crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reconstruct the bone structure of Lina Lansberg:
Though Ladd, as usual, acted as if she’d been shot from a cannon at the referee’s behest, much of the round was locked in a clinch. The brief moments of separation leaned in Lansberg’s favor:
Between rounds, Ladd’s corner implored her: drag Lansberg to the mat. Much like Dr. Jekyll’s transformation to Mr. Hyde, she drank the potion of instructions:
A tenderizing ground-and-pound raised the decibels surrounding the cage, but Ladd could be heard over all the noise, pairing her punishment with a piercing scream:
As usual, the undefeated prospect left an impression upon onlookers, and the value of her MMA stock continues to rise: