UFC Vegas 40 went down tonight (Sat. October 16, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy.
It was headlined by a meeting between Aspen Ladd and Norma Dumont in a women’s featherweight bout.
The co-headliner saw a heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski and Carlos Felipe. Erick Gonzalez vs. Jim Miller in a lightweight fight, Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva in a flyweight bout, and Ludovit Klein vs. Nate Landwehr in a featherweight bout finished out the main card.
It was certain to have a great night of fights. Check out MMA News’ UFC Vegas 40 results below:
Aspen Ladd vs. Norma Dumont
A slow first round with them both having a feeling out process. Ladd was trying to counterstrike while Dumont was the one who was landing with a jab. Ladd’s corner wasn’t thrilled with her performance through the first two rounds. They started to let their hands go in the third round. Ladd went for a takedown, but it was stuffed. In the fourth round, Dumont got a takedown with two minutes to go. Dumont worked her over with strikes from top position in half guard. Ladd did scramble and got off her back where she went to top position and rained down big strikes. Ladd came out to clinch with her up against the fence and they traded punches that left Dumont with a bloody nose. The judges gave the win to Dumont.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe
It was a slow start with them having a feeling out process. As the end of the round came about, they started letting their hands go. Felipe kept walking him down, but had issues with his range and would have to bullrush to land something. Arlovski was landing leg kicks at will as well to the body. Felipe tried clinching with him, but it wouldn’t work. Felipe clipped him in the third round and continued to rain on the punches up against the fence. Felipe clipped him again in the third round, but somehow, Arlovski survived. The judges gave the win to Arlovski by decision.
Erick Gonzalez vs. Jim Miller
Erick scored a takedown early in the first round. Miller got back to his feet and was hurt so he went for a takedown and got it. Miller got back to his feet then let his hands go. In the second round, Miller caught him with a left hand that dropped him and he was out, but Miller rained down strikes for good measure.
Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
They came out firing in round one. Manon was putting together some very nice combos in addition to mixing in body kicks. Silva did good with leg kicks, but couldn’t find her range. Manon got a takedown with less than a minute to go and rained down strikes. Silva went for a knee bar, but ran out of time. They clinched for a few minutes in the second round then went back to kickboxing. Silva caught her with a nice right hook on the exit. Silva ended the round strong with a combo up against the fence. The third round saw Manon take her down and get half guard. Silva got back to her feet and they exchanged to the bell. Fiorot gopt the decision win.
Ludovit Klein vs. Nate Landwehr
Nate pushed forward and clinched with him up against the fence where he landed some knee strikes to the gut. They separated and then it turned into a kickboxing bout. Nate was throwing big shots to end the first round. The second round continued with Nate moving forward and they would have good exchanges before clinching. Right before a clinch, Klein landed a solid combo, but was clipped and Nate took him down while working for a neck submission only to lose it and Klein got right back to his feet. Nate worked him over with a mixture of strikes up against the fence. The third round continued for Nate to beat him down and even stuffed a takedown attempt. Nate finished him with a choke.
Quick UFC Vegas 40 Results
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Women’s featherweight bout: Norma Dumont def. Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
- Heavyweight bout: Andrei Arlovski def. Carlos Felipe by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Lightweight bout: Jim Miller def. Erick Gonzalez by knockout (punch) at :14 of Round 2Flyweight bout: Manon Fiorot def. Mayra Bueno Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Featherweight bout: Nate Landwehr def. Ludovit Klein by submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:22 of Round 3
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)
- Middleweight bout: Bruno Silva def. Andrew Sanchez by knockout (punches) at 2:35 of Round 3
- Welterweight bout: Danny Roberts def. Ramazan Emeev by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Women’s flyweight bout: Luana Carolina def. Lupita Godinez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Bantamweight bout: Danaa Batgerel def. Brandon Davis by TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 1
- Women’s strawweight bout: Ariane Carnelossi def. Istela Nunes by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of Round 3