She competes in the bantamweight division, and she boasts a professional MMA record of 7-3 with five victories by knockout and two by submission. A split decision defeat to Katlyn Chookagian would follow, but since then, it’s been smooth sailing for Aldana, with the only hiccup being another split decision loss, this one to Raquel Pennington in July 2019. Privacy. So while this is Aldana’s first main event appearance in the UFC, this isn’t her first big fight. It was the exclamation point on what was a nearly flawless performance for Holm in … Gaethje takes on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the unification of the lightweight belt at UFC 254, Where is UFC Fight Island, what's the Fight Island Schedule, what fights are on Fight Island, and more. I know they are with me and I take all of them with me.”. She was defeated by Raquel Pennington in July 2019 but then she has won over Vanessa Melo and Ketlen Vieira. “It’s in our blood, it’s in our DNA. By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter @tgerbasi • Oct. 1, 2020 Irene made her professional debut on October 17, 2012, knocking out Sandra del Rincon in the first round of their GEX bout. Such a significant change in her life prospects isn’t lost on the 32-year-old who once assumed she was going to be putting her graphic design degree to use, not painting pictures with her fists in an Octagon. Irene Aldana competed in the main event of UFC Fight Island 4, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Holly Holm.. A defeated Aldana didn’t enter the Octagon without an injury, as the fighter broke her foot two days before the event. Latest on Irene Aldana including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Holly Holm and Irene Aldana will square off in the #UFCFightIsland4 main event this Saturday night. Her opponent, Irene Aldana, has an official record of 12-5-0 (75% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. 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As January 20, 2020, she is #5 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings. Holm puts on offensive showcase in fight vs. Aldana. There’s nothing more that we can prove. • Oct. 2, 2020, Fight Island Free Fight: Irene Aldana vs Ketlen Vieira, UFC Fight Island, I feel the love, I feel the vibes, I feel the support of all my people and I’m walking to the Octagon feeling that. “Every time I go into the Octagon, I feel like everybody is behind me,” she said. “I think every Mexican has it,” she said. By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter @tgerbasi “I’m just one step closer to the belt and this is why this is a very important fight and it will bring the very best out of me.”. “Beating somebody that already had the UFC belt is very significant for me, but I feel that this is one more fight and I’m just focusing on Holly as a fighter. Aldana likes that challenge, though, especially since she knows that even without fans in the stands on Fight Island, she has her nation on her side. Nine years after picking up mixed martial arts as a hobby, Irene Aldana may be one win away from challenging for a world title should she defeat Holly Holm in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event on Fight Island. Irene Aldana entered UFC Fight Island 4 injured. Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, Holm puts it 'all together,' easily outpoints Aldana, UFC Fight Island: Holly Holm, Germaine de Randamie prove they're still evolving, UFC Fight Night results: De Randamie, Condit make statements on "Fight Island", Holm, Aldana make weight for Fight Island bout, UFC Fight Night predictions: Fighters disagree on Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana, UFC Fight Island: Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana -- How to watch and stream, plus full analysis, Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana, Holm-Aldana UFC weekend main event called off, Sources: Holm-Aldana to headline Aug. 1 event. Irene "Robles" Aldana is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division. I’m very proud of that and it’s something you can’t act. The streaking Irene Aldana knows she's not far from a potential title shot when she fights Holly Holm. “Fighting a former champion, this is a great opportunity for me to prove myself,” Aldana said. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A proud native of Sinaloa who now makes her home in Guadalajara, Aldana showed even before she joined the UFC roster that she had the Mexican fighting spirit in her thanks to a five-fight stint in Invicta FC where she went 4-1 with four finishes and three post-fight performance bonuses.

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