Leah Letson

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Loses in return from long layoff
FeatherweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Letson lost to Felicia Spencer via TKO (punches) at 4:25 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Letson deserves an immense amount of credit for lasting as long as she did. She was thoroughly dominated from start to finish but still somehow nearly saw the final bell. The bottom line is that Letson was unable to match the strength of Spencer at the point of attack. She was constantly and repeatedly controlled along the fence and on the ground for extended periods at a time, limiting her ability to get off any offense of her own. Letson's lone offensive thrust was a takedown just seconds into Round 3, but Spencer quickly reversed position, and Letson never threatened again. This was Letson's first fight in nearly three years, so it's understandable she was rusty, but there is zero margin for error for a competitor with such an extremely limited professional resume.
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Returning to Octagon in November
FeatherweightUFC
September 1, 2021
Letson will take on Felecia Spencer in a featherweight bout at the UFC event Nov. 13, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Letson will be returning to the Octagon for the first time in nearly three years due to a variety of health issues. Her most recent bout was a split decision defeat to Julija Stoliarenko. Spencer has lost her last three fights.
Withdraws from bout in Sao Paulo
FeatherweightUFC
September 26, 2019
Letson has withdrawn from her scheduled matchup against Duda Santana due to undisclosed reasons, Guilherme Cruz and Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Letson picked up a split decision in her debut at the TUF 28 finale, despite getting outlanded in terms of significant strikes. She was then scheduled to follow it up with a matchup against Sarah Moras in Ottawa, but was forced to withdraw from that fight as well. With no reason provided, it's unclear if there is an injury, travel issue or even a looming suspension in play.
Scheduled for UFC Sao Paulo
FeatherweightUFC
August 27, 2019
Letson will fight Duda Santana at UFC Sau Paulo on Nov. 16, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Letson won her UFC debut via split decision last November and was scheduled for a follow-up bout in May before she was pulled from the card for an unknown reason. Letson carries five straight victories on her record, with all three of her results coming via KO/TKO. She will likely aim to keep the fight upright as a result.
Out of UFC Ottawa
FeatherweightUFC
April 3, 2019
Letson is no longer scheduled for UFC Ottawa against Sarah Moras.
ANALYSIS
It's unknown why Letson was pulled from the card, but for the time being she's been replaced by Macy Chiasson for the May 4 date. More information should be revealed soon as to why the switch was made.
Joins card in Ottawa
FeatherweightUFC
February 20, 2019
Letson has been added to UFC Ottawa on May 4 and will be pitted against Sarah Moras.
ANALYSIS
Letson will come in as the hotter fighter in the contest as she's most recently easily defeated Julija Stoliarenko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) while Moras has lost two consecutive via unanimous decision. Moras will come in with more experience, however, with nine career bouts to Letson's six, but Letson has only dropped one fight in her career and is likely to be the favorite in the Fight Night bout.