Bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd will be looking to extend her undefeated streak later this year.
Ladd vs. veteran Leslie Smith is slated for a yet-to-be announced UFC event on April 21, MMA Fighting has learned. The event’s location has not been finalized at this time.
Ladd (6-0) won her UFC debut in October when she defeated Lina Lansberg via second-round TKO, while Smith (10-7) has won her last two fights in a row against Irene Aldana and Amanda Lemos.
Ladd was originally scheduled to debut in July against Jessica Eye, however, she was forced to withdraw from the bout due to illness on fight day. Prior to joining the UFC she went 5-0 in Invicta FC.