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Ladd wins first PFL bout, defeats Budd

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Professional Fighters League competitor Aspen Ladd won over Julia Budd via a split decision at the PFL 10: 2022 Championship at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The fight went the distance.

Ladd won with a 29-28 and 29-28 scorecard. Budd had one winning card of 29-28.

PFL fighter Aspen Ladd punches Julia Budd as she is down in the guard during the 2022 PFL Championships
Aspen Ladd punches Julia Budd as she is down in the guard during the 2022 PFL Championships (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

She signed with the PFL in October. She was previously released by the UFC.

With the win, Ladd improved to 10-3. This was her first win since she won over Yana Kunitskaya in the third round on December 7th, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.

Ladd was 0-2 in her final two bouts with the UFC. She was defeated by Norma Dumont and Raquel Pennington.

From 2020 through 2022, Ladd had seven bouts canceled. Three of these bouts were with Sara McMann.

She also had fights with Irene Aldana, Macy Chiasson, and Julianna Pena canceled.

This was her first decision win since May 18th, 2019. That’s when she defeated Sijara Eubanks by a unanimous decision on UFC on ESPN+ 13.

Budd fell to 16-5 in her MMA career. She has dropped her last two fights.

She fell to 1-2 with the PFL. She was also defeated by Genah Fabian by a unanimous decision on May 6th, 2022.

Her last win came at PFL 10: 2021 Championship when she defeated Kaitlin Young by unanimous decision.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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