Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana serves as the main event for UFC Fight Island 4 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 5 round fight will serve as a major decision to who would become the next title challenger for the bantamweight belt and face Amanda Nunes.
This fight would be a thriller to watch. On one hand, we have Holm, a veteran of the sport who is best known as the woman who put Ronda Rousey’s streak to an end. On the other, we have Mexican Irene Aldanawho has climbed the ladder step by step to earn a spot in the division.
Holm (13-5) has both the reputation of always facing the best and a track record of having only lost to the very elite. This amounts to the reason why she has never fallen too far from the top of the rankings. Her monumental win came against Ronda Rousey, her third fight in the UFC when she put an end to Rousey’s streak with a vicious head kick and captured the championship.
“The Preacher’s Daughter” has not had good performances over the past few years. She is 3-5 in her last 8 fights and comes off of a win via unanimous decision against Megan Anderson at UFC 246. Her last defeat came from UFC champion Amanda Nunes via TKO in the very first round. This fight serves as an ultimatum for the 38 year old martial artist as it might be her last shot to the throne.
Irene Aldana(12-5) proved to the world why she is one of the deadliest women in the Bantamweight division. Currently on a 2 fight win streak, the 32 year old and #6 ranked gave a power packed performance when she defeat Ketlen Vieria via KO in the very first round.
The Mexican is 5-3 in the UFC with wins over Beth Correia and Ketlen Vieria and will try to maintain her winning streak to get a shot at the belt. Standing at 5’8, Aldana will be looking to engage and pressurize former champ Holm and use her power striking as an advantage.
The fight odds are as follows: Holly Holm -120 vs. Irene Aldana +100 with Holly Holm as the favorite. Who do you think wins this one?