What’s Next: UFC Vegas 40 Losers

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Carlos Felipe UFC Vegas 40
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 16: (R-L) Carlos Felipe of Brazil punches Andrei Arlovski of Belarus in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Norma Dumont dominated Aspen Ladd in their main event bout at UFC Vegas 40. Not that Ladd did herself any favors with a sluggish performance. UFC pioneers Andrei Arlovski and Jim Miller both got big wins this past weekend as well, which leaves Carlos Felipe and Erick Gonzalez looking to rebuild. Today we will be looking into what is next for the fighters who came up short at UFC Vegas 40.

Aspen Ladd

Aspen Ladd made her move to featherweight this past weekend. This comes after she missed weight for a bantamweight bout against Macy Chiasson a few weeks ago. In her next fight, Ladd should be fighting Felicia Spencer. They have very similar fighting styles and Spencer is coming off back-to-back losses against Amanda Nunes and Norma Dumont. A win over someone like Spencer would give Ladd another shot at the top fighters in the women’s featherweight division.

Ladd’s next fight: Felicia Spencer 

Carlos Felipe

Carlos Felipe lost a decision to Andrei Arlovski this past weekend. The fight was extremely close and Felipe seemed very surprised when the scorecards were being read. This loss makes Felipe 3-2 in the UFC and he should be looking to fight another exciting up-and-comer in his next fight. Parker Porter is 2-1 in the UFC and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. Both Felipe and Porter have great knockout and power and they match up pretty well size-wise. This fight would be an excellent filler for a light Fight Night card in the future.

Felipe’s next fight: Parker Porter 

Erick Gonzalez

Although Erick Gonzalez lost his UFC debut by knockout to Jim Miller, he looked phenomenal leading up to the finish. It seemed like he was on the path to having a knockout of his own but after one small mistake, he was quickly finished in the second round.

In his next fight, he should be looking to fight a lightweight in a similar situation as himself. Someone making their UFC debut or maybe even one of these guys off the Contender Series. Slava Borshchev won a UFC contract for his knockout over Chris Duncan last week. Borshchev is a great striker with knockout power. That combination is a recipe for violence fighting a guy like Gonzalez.

Gonzalez next fight: Slava Borshchev

Mayra Bueno Silva

Mayra Bueno Silva lost a unanimous decision to Manon Fiorot this past weekend. Fiorot dominated most of the fight, but Silva showed a crazy amount of toughness. Silva was hit with some big shots the entire fight and never flinched. She even started taunting Fiorot in the fight showing her that the strikes were not hurting her. Silva is 2-2-1 in the UFC and is probably fighting for her job in her next fight.

Mandy Bohm recently lost her UFC debut against Ariane Lipski. In that fight, Bohm also showed a ton of toughness being hit with big shots from Lipski and not being finished. Toughness makes for a bloody fight which is exactly what the UFC is looking for out of the women’s flyweight division.

Silva’s next fight: Mandy Bohm 

Ludovit Klein

Ludovit Klein lost by submission to Nate Landwehr in the third round of their featherweight bout at UFC Vegas 40. This loss makes Klein 1-2 in the UFC. He was a very promising prospect after making his UFC debut. After losing two straight a lot has come into question with Klein. Klein has finished 16 of his 17 wins and has great striking and grappling. Both men put on a show on Saturday night. Fighters who put on exciting fights normally stay on the roster even after multiple losses.

Danny Chavez is 1-1-1 in the UFC and put on extremely exciting performances in all three of his UFC fights. Chavez is coming off a majority draw against Kai Kamaka III and is looking to get back into the win column in his next fight. Klein and Chavez would be a war and would be beneficial for both fighters’ spot in the company.

Klein’s next fight: Danny Chavez 

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