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Irene Aldana targets UFC 273 in New York to face Aspen Ladd at women’s bantamweight

Mazatlan.- 2022 could be the year expected for the Sinaloan fighter Irene Aldana, as she would finally become a challenger to the world women's ba

Irene Aldana targets UFC 273 in New York to face Aspen Ladd at women’s bantamweight


Mazatlan.- 2022 could be the year expected for the Sinaloan fighter Irene Aldana, as she would finally become a challenger to the world women’s bantamweight title, however, she must first overcome a difficult test in the 273 event.

According to reports from specialized MMA pages, Aldana (13-6) would collide with the American Aspen Ladd on April 9 at the Barclays Center in Brookyln , in the absence of signing the contract, but with the oral agreement of both parties .

Prelude to Gold

Currently, the one born in Culiacán is ranked number 3 in the 135-pound (61 kg) division, and would just face number 4, Aspen Ladd, who despite not coming on a good streak (two defeats in her last three games). ) will be a litmus test for the aspirations of the Aztec.

If she beat her rival, nothing would stand in the way of Irene Aldana to contend for the category belt, now held by Venezuelan Julianna Peña after her great triumph over Amands Nunes on December 11, 2021.

Thus, a fight between Aldana and Peña could be a guaranteed spectacle for UFC lovers, and more so for Latinos, as their race is represented in these two great fighters. However, they will have to overcome other challenges first.

They open in 2022

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For the fight between Irene and Aspen at UFC 273, these two warriors arrive with different realities, since while Aldana was not active in the second half of 2021, she is coming off two impressive knockouts over direct rivals like Ketlen Vieira and Kana Kunitskaya, and She hasn’t lost since October 2019, when she was overtaken by Holly Holm.

Aspen Ladd arrives after losing to Norma Dumont, in a duel that took place at 145 pounds, after a scheduled bantamweight fight against Macy Chiasson fell apart due to health problems with Ladd, in addition to another canceled fight against former champion Misha Tate that did not materialize.

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Without a doubt, this is a golden opportunity for both fighters looking to reach the top, a title fight in mid to late 2022; however, they will have to wait for the champion Julianna Peña to overcome the rematch against Amando Nunes.

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