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Mexicans go for victory at UFC 279 – Lights of the Century

Irene Aldana will be part of the main card, while Melissa Martínez will be in the preliminaries. STAFF / LIGHTS OF TH


  • Irene Aldana will be part of the main card, while Melissa Martínez will be in the preliminaries.
STAFF / LIGHTS OF THE CENTURY

CANCÚN, Q. ROO.- Mexican fighters Irene Aldana and Melissa Martínez will seek victory on the undercard of UFC 279, which will take place this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, led by Khamzat Chimaev and veteran Nate Diaz. While Aldana wants to move up the bantamweight rankings, the undefeated Martinez will make her Octagon debut.

Aldana will be part of the main card and will face the American Macy Chiason. The woman from Sinaloa will return to action after her technical knockout victory over Yana Kunitskaya in July of last year.

At the moment, the Mexican is in fourth place in her division and awaits an opportunity to contend for the title against Amanda Nunes. While her rival, Chiasson will have her second fight this 2022, in May of this year she defeated Norma Dumont by split decision.

On the preliminary card of UFC 279, Melissa Martinez will make her debut against Elise Reed. The first match of ‘Super Mely’ was scheduled against Hannah Cyfers, however her opponent dropped out of the contest and Reed came in as a replacement at catchweight.

Martínez will arrive at the octagon undefeated as a professional, with seven wins, five by knockout and two by decision, so she will try to maintain that perfect record.

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