Tape rankings @ Women’s Featherweight
Who won Harrison vs Ladd?
Kayla Harrison beat Aspen Ladd by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of PFL 10: 2023 PFL World Championship, on Friday 24th November 2023 at The Anthem in Washington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kayla Harrison.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Harrison vs Ladd stats
Kayla Harrison stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Aspen Ladd made her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Ladd had an advantage in power over Harrison, with a 55% knock out percentage over Harrison's 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Harrison had a large advantage over Ladd, boasting at 40% submission rate over Ladd's 18%.
Kayla Harrison was the older woman by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Harrison had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ladd. Despite this, Ladd had 1-inch reach advantage.
Harrison was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made her debut in 2018, 3 year and 3 months later than Ladd, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 5 less professional rounds, 32 to Ladd's 37.
Harrison vs Ladd form
Harrison had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had won against Taylor Guardado at PFL 2021 #10 on 27th October 2021 by in the 2nd round at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Genah Fabian at PFL 2021 #8 on 19th August 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.
Going into that contest, she had beat Cindy Dandois at PFL 2021 #6 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
Before that, she had defeated Mariana Morais at PFL 2021 #3 on 6th May 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.
She had won against Larissa Pacheco at PFL 2019 #10 on 31st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Aspen Ladd had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Karolina Sobek at PFL 5 on 16th June 2023 by submission in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Helena Kolesnyk at PFL 2 on 7th April 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Julia Budd at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, she had lost to Raquel Pennington at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
She had been beaten by Norma Dumont at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Aspen Ladd had been fighting more than Kayla Harrison.
Going to this contest, Kayla Harrison had last fought 2 years and 30 days ago, while Aspen Ladd's last outing had been 5 months and 10 days ago.
Harrison's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Ladd's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Harrison vs Ladd?
Kayla Harrison was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Aspen Ladd made her way into the ring at 23/4 (+580) with oddsmakers.