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Professional Fighters League signs top-ranked Aspen Ladd to global season roster

MMA star agrees to multi-year deal with PFL, will compete in the 2023 PFL regular season.

NEW YORK – The Professional Fighters League today announced former UFC standout Aspen Ladd has signed a multi-year agreement with the league.  

After a stellar amateur career, the Pioneer, California native Ladd, who trains out of MMA Gold, signed with Invicta FC before making her UFC debut in 2017. She went on to secure back-to-back bonuses against Tonya Evinger and Sijara Eubanks. Ladd will enter the 2023 PFL regular season with a 9-3 professional record. 

"The Professional Fighters League continues to grow its global talent roster by seeking the best talent from around the globe," PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo said. "We are excited to welcome Aspen to the PFL's women's division. Aspen will continue the PFL mission of bringing women's MMA to the forefront of our sport."

"I want to thank the Professional Fighters League for giving me the opportunity to continue my career in the PFL SmartCage," Ladd said. "I am excited about the PFL's sport season format where you win and advance based on talent and merit. I look forward to testing myself against the best women in the world." 

PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a regular season, playoffs and championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the regular season advance to the win-or-go-home playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.