A bantamweight showdown takes center stage! The remaining spot is undoubtedly reserved for Valentina Shevchenko, who Holm opened as a -350 favorite against in 2016. Irene is at the top of her mixed martial arts game and career. Her best path to victory is staying in Holly’s face. See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One. Although Aldana is primarily a boxer, she really shines when she punishes her opponents with her submission and grappling styles. 32 and 39 might be the biggest 7-year gap in fighting. The orthodox fighter extends her reach 71". They have priced the former Invicta FC title challenger at -110, which is pretty fair. She isn’t the same type of fighter as Raquey Pennington. This will be Holm’s first career fight in Abu Dhabi. That was in March of 2016. Irene’s best win was probably her last fight when she knocked out Vieira. Aldana also mixes in hard knees in the clinch, and while she hasn’t shown much ground game in the UFC, she does have three submission victories in her career, two coming via rear-naked choke. Aldana is a pit bull in that octagon with legit knockout power and a motor that never stops running. Yet despite the accumulation of both age and defeats, Holm has consistently proven herself to be the most elite of gatekeepers for the UFC to measure its potential rising stars against. Her record in title bouts since then is even worse at 0-4, though all five of her UFC defeats have come against current or former champions: Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko, Germaine de Randamie, Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes. Related Topics: Fight Island 4; Holly holm; Irene Aldana; UFC; UFC Tips; Betting … Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana is the main event at UFC Fight Night betting on Saturday, October 3 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In the significant strikes category, Pennington ended up landing 38 of 78, giving her a percentage of 48%. Irene had trouble with Raquel in the clinch and Holly controlled her. Megan Anderson and Bethe Correia. Our weekly newsletter is loaded with exclusive free picks,insight and advice from our expert handicappers, Our weekly newsletter is loaded with exclusive free picks, She has such a likable personality too which doesn’t hurt. The age gap of the two women is big. "There is a pressure that comes with that but it also makes me feel alive. Money is an equalizer. The world will be watching to see if she can follow up on her stunning knockout of Ketlen Vieira with a similar performance against Holm, and potentially land herself a title shot in the process. That is a statistic sometimes reserved for the fighter appealing to the judges. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. While KO’ing a giant like that is impressive, Ketlen showed us this past weekend that she was probably overrated coming into the UFC when she struggled with a much smaller Sijara Eubanks. Luckily, with the betting odds lined so closely, we only need about a 60/40 lean either way to make a valuable betting play. For his troubles, Adam is a big fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process. The moneyline has Holm coming in at -120 while Aldana is coming in at +100. Look at how well Holly takes care of herself, though. 5 teams that should call Vikings about Dalvin Cook, Trevor Bauer’s Twitter feed after latest MLB season negotiation downturn is exactly what fans need, 5 reasons to watch UFC Vegas 2: Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo, UFC Rumors: Latest on Ferguson vs. Gaethje and Potential Fights for UFC 249 Card, UFC Vegas: Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo fight card, UFC Vegas: 5 keys to victory for Jessica Eye, Top 25 Super Bowl Performances of All Time, Each NHL Team's Most Likely Future Hall of Famer, 30 Greatest Teams in Premier League History, 28 most memorable buzzer beaters in March Madness history. If it’s a fun fight to break down, it usually means that it’s going to be an entertaining spectacle. The 36-year-old weighs in at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'9". Irene Aldana enters this fight with a 12-5 record and has won 50 percent of her fights by knockout. She has been afforded plenty of them by the UFC and this has kind of kept her lingering around the upper reaches of the women’s bantamweight division. After Ronda for Holly Holm came Meisha Tate, another strong grappler who she had outclassed on the feet. Even in defeat, Holm has shown her ability to be dangerous. The 24-year-old is fighting at 115 lbs and stands 5'1". Aldana is getting her opponent to the mat on 50% of the takedowns she attempts and thwarting 93% of the attempts against her. Yet should Aldana be for real, Holm may very well have her hands full as whispers of her slow decline continue to linger pushing 40. 8:25 pm ET, Whittaker bests Cannonier for pivotal 185-pound win, McGregor sends 'respect' to Khabib after win, retirement, Top UFC fighters react to Khabib's retirement, White: Chimaev vs. Edwards a done deal for December, MK Dissected: How Brian Ortega scored the big win, Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson fight set for UFC 249 in April, Holly Holm -120 vs. Irene Aldana +100, women's bantamweights, Yorgan de Castro -240 vs. Carlos Felipe +200, heavyweights, Germaine de Randamie -150 vs. Julianna Peña +125, women's bantamweights, Dusko Todorovic -340 vs. Daquan Townsend +270, middleweights, Kyler Phillips -440 vs. Cameron Else +340, bantamweights, Court McGee -130 vs. Carlos Condit +110, welterweights, Charles Jourdain -440 vs. Josh Culibao +340, featherweights, Jordan Williams -140 vs. Nassourdine Imavov +120, middleweights, Loma Lookboonmee -150 vs. Jinh Hu Frey +125, women's strawweights, Casey Kenney -330 vs. Heili Alateng +260, bantamweights, Jessin Ayari -125 vs. Luigig Vendramini +105, lightweights. We are sticking around Fight Island in Abu Dhabi for a while longer before we are probably headed back to Vegas again. I don’t think Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana will be anything less than exciting. Levante hosts Celta Vigo on Monday, October 26, at Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal to wrap... Bayer Leverkusen vs. Augsburg – Bundesliga, October 26, 2020. Originally, plans were for the UFC to host a pay-per-view event on Aug. 1, but those plans have now been scrapped as a Fight Night will now happen.