Irene Aldana currently holds the 5th position in UFC women’s bantamweight division. The fighter kick-started her professional MMA career back in 2012 and has achieved several accomplishments since.
Irene Aldana was born on March 26, 1988, in Sinaloa, Mexico. The name of her parents is not known to the public as of now. Aldana developed her passion for MMA during her graduation days when she was studying Graphic design. As a result, she started training at the local Lobo gym and has become a force in the world of MMA.
Aldana fought her first professional fight back in 2012 which she successfully won. But she faced her first unfortunate loss in 2013 against Larrisa Pachecho when she was fighting for the MMA promotion Jungle Fight.
Since the inception of her career, Aldana has engaged in about 20 bouts. And, has created an impressive record of 14-6 along the way. She secured 8 of her wins by KOs, 3 by submission, and 3 by decision. On the other hand, she lost 4 of her bouts by decision and 2 by KO.
Aldana debuted her UFC career in 2016 against Leslie Smith, which she lost via decision. Currently, Aldana fights in the bantamweight division.
Aldana is bucking up to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 289. The duo will face each other in the main event in an adrenaline-boosting fight which fans are anticipating eagerly. If she wins the bout, it will help her in becoming another Mexican UFC champion. So let’s take a look at some of the Mexican champions in the UFC.
Mexican Champions in UFC
The waters of Mexico have given many talented fighters to combat sports. Some have made their way into the most popular MMA promotion around the world, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Currently, UFC has two undisputed and one interim champion from Mexico.
Brandon Moreno successfully defeated Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 283 earlier this year. ‘The Assassin Baby’ emerged as a winner after doctors barged in after the third round. The Tijuana native established himself as a champion by unifying the UFC flyweight championship.
The next Mexican native that shocked the world of MMA with her dexterous moves is Alexa Grasso. Recently, Grasso defeated her opponent Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285 in round four via submission, securing the title of women’s flyweight champion.
Yair Rodriguez successfully established himself as the interim featherweight champion. El Pantera defeated Josh Emmet in the second round via submission at UFC 284.
Hence, will Irene Aldana be able to add her name to the current list? Only the future knows that.