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Aspen Ladd out of UFC on ESPN 12 fight with Sara McMann due to injury

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd recently sustained a training injury and may be sidelined between three and nine months.

As a result, Ladd has been scratched from a scheduled fight at UFC on ESPN 12 with one-time title challenger Sara McMann, multiple people with knowledge of the fighter’s status told MMA Fighting. MMA Junkie first reported the news.

Ladd later revealed that she suffered a knee injury that may require surgery.

UFC on ESPN 12 takes place June 27 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas without an audience in attendance.

McMann, the No. 9 ranked fighter, hopes to make it two wins in a row after a snapping a two-fight skid with a decision over Lina Lansberg.

Ladd most recently delivered a TKO over Yana Kunitskaya to rebound from her first professional loss, a 16-second knockout at the hands of Germaine de Randamie.

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