Erin Blanchfield
Cold Blooded

USA

Out
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 7/1/2021
Won't be fighting Saturday
FlyweightUFC
Out
April 9, 2021
Blanchfield will not be fighting at UFC Vegas 23 on Saturday after the Nevada Athletic Commission removed the fight since her opponent, Norma Dumont, was 3.5 pounds overweight, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Blanchfield just signed with the UFC last week and was ready to step in on short notice to fight Dumont after her initial opponent had to withdraw from the fight. Dumont has 3.5 pounds overweight for her second straight weigh-in. The first time she was forced to forfeit 30 percent of her purse, but now the Nevada Athletic Commission is scrapping the fight altogether. Blanchfield's team was still willing to go on with the fight but will now have to wait to make her UFC debut which could now likely come at some point over the summer.
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Making UFC debut April 10
FlyweightUFC
Out
April 1, 2021
Blanchfield signed with the UFC on Thursday and will make her promotional debut April 10 in Las Vegas, taking on Norma Dumont in a bantamweight fight, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Considered one of the top prospects in the 125-pound division, the 21-year-old Blanchfield will move up to the bantamweight ranks to take on Dumont as a short-notice replacement for Bea Malecki, who withdrew from the matchup, Blanchfield, who boasts a 6-1-0 career record, plans to move back down to the flyweight division after the fight.