MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the new date that Ladd (9-1) and Chiasson (7-1) will now fight at a UFC event on Oct. 2 following the postponement of their July 24 bout due to a Chiasson injury. The Oct. 2 Fight Night event has yet to be officially announced.
ESPN was first to report the news.
The matchup has major implications for the UFC’s bantamweight division with Chiasson currently ranked No. 9 in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. Ladd is also a top contender at 135 pounds who’s absence in the rankings is only due to injuries that have kept her out of action since December 2019.
Ladd is 4-1 in the UFC with a third-round TKO of Yana Kunitskaya in her most recent outing.
Chiasson looks to add to a win streak that includes back-to-back victories over Marion Reneau and Shanna Young. She has compiled a 4-1 record inside the octagon since winning the featherweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter 28.
Alexander K. Lee contributed to this report.