Irene Aldana

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Irene Aldana
Born (1988-03-26) March 26, 1988 (age 30)
Culiacán, Mexico
Other names Robles[1]
Nationality Mexican
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Fighting out of Guadalajara, Mexico
Team Lobo Gym
Years active 2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 8
By knockout 5
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Irene Aldana (born March 26, 1988) is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division.[2] She is currently signed with the UFC.[3] As of 26 July 2018, she is the #12 ranked contender in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Jungle Fight[edit]

In her lone fight with Brazilian mixed martial arts promotion Jungle Fight, Aldana faced Larissa Pacheco for the vacant JF Women's Bantamweight Championship at JF: Jungle Fight 63 on December 21, 2013. She lost the fight via third round TKO, giving her the first loss of her professional career.[5]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Aldana signed with Invicta FC in mid-2014, and made her debut against Peggy Morgan at Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada on September 9, 2014, submitting Morgan with a rear-naked choke in the first round.[6]

She was then expected to face Marion Reneau at Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio on December 5, 2014, but Aldana was forced out of the bout due to an illness and the fight was taken off the card.[7][8]

Aldana was scheduled to face Melanie LaCroix at Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet on February 27, 2015, however, LaCroix withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Colleen Schneider.[9][10] She won the fight via first round rear-naked choke.[11][12]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On November 6, 2016, it was announced that Aldana was signed to the UFC and will face Leslie Smith on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22.[13] She lost the fight by unanimous decision. Despite the loss, the bout earned Aldana her first Fight of the Night bonus award in the UFC.[14]

Aldana faced Talita Bernardo on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi.[15] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Aldana was scheduled to face Bethe Correia on August 4, 2018 at UFC 227.[17] The bout was been pulled from this event as Correia was forced to withdraw due to injury. The fight won’t be replaced.[18]

Aldana is scheduled to face Lucie Pudilova on September 8, 2018 at UFC 228.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–4 Talita Bernardo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 3 5:00 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Loss 7–4 Katlyn Chookagian Decision (split) UFC 210 April 8, 2017 3 5:00 Buffalo, New York, United States
Loss 7–3 Leslie Smith Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 7–2 Faith Van Duin TKO (punches) Invicta FC 19: Maia vs. Modafferi September 23, 2016 1 4:57 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.[20]
Win 6–2 Jessamyn Duke TKO (punches) Invicta FC 16: Hamasaki vs. Brown March 11, 2016 1 3:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (136.6 lbs) bout; Aldana missed weight.
Loss 5–2 Tonya Evinger TKO (punches) Invicta FC 13: Cyborg vs. Van Duin July 9, 2015 4 4:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the vacant Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Colleen Schneider Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet February 27, 2015 1 1:05 Los Angeles, California, United States Performance of the Night.[21]
Win 4–1 Peggy Morgan Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada September 9, 2014 1 2:50 Houston, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.[22]
Loss 3–1 Larissa Pacheco TKO (punches) Jungle Fight 63 December 21, 2013 3 1:50 Belém, Brazil For the vacant Jungle Fight Women's Bantamweight Championship.
Win 3–0 Mayra Arce KO (spinning wheel kick and punches) Xtreme Kombat 21 October 12, 2013 1 0:43 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 2–0 Flor Saenz TKO (knee to the body) Xtreme Kombat 21 October 12, 2013 1 0:20 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 1–0 Sandra del Rincon KO (knees and punches) GEX - Old Jack's Fight Night October 17, 2012 1 0:15 Zapopan, Mexico

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Irene Aldana Awakening Profile". Retrieved 2016-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Video: Are Mexican boxers Alexa Grasso and Irene Aldana WMMA's next big things?". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  3. ^ Danny Segura (2016-11-10). "Irene Aldana set to make UFC debut against Leslie Smith at UFC on FOX 22". mmafighting. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2018-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Jungle Fight 63 results: Larissa Pacheco scores TKO, becomes first female champion". December 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Invicta FC 8 results: Irene Aldana brutalizes Peggy Morgan in Round 1". September 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "IRENE ALDANA FUERA DE INVICTA FC 10". Vice (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  8. ^ "Friday's Invicta FC 10 event loses Irene Aldana vs. Marion Reneau". December 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Colleen Schneider replaces Melanie LaCroix, faces Irena Aldana at Invicta FC 11". February 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Colleen Schneider Joins Invicta FC, Faces Irene Aldana at Invicta FC 11". February 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Invicta FC 11: Colleen Schneider vs. Irene Aldana". February 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Invicta FC 11 results: Irene Aldana demolishes Colleen Schneider in Round 1". SI. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-11-06). "Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana targeted for UFC on FOX 22". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  14. ^ Staff (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 bonuses: Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana nabs 'Fight of the Night' honors". Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  15. ^ "Irene Aldana vs. Talita Bernardo added to UFC St. Louis". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2017-11-18. 
  16. ^ "UFC Fight Night 124 results: Irene Aldana outworks Talita Bernardo for decision sweep". MMAjunkie. 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  17. ^ DNA, MMA. "Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana gaat alsnog gebeuren tijdens UFC 227 in Los Angeles". Retrieved 2018-05-18. 
  18. ^ "Bethe Correia pulled from UFC 227, Irene Aldana won't get replacement". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-08-01. 
  19. ^ "Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova is late addition to UFC 228 in Dallas". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2018-08-14. 
  20. ^ Robert Sargent (September 23, 2016). "Invicta FC 19 Bonuses: Maia vs Modafferi Named Fight Of The Night". 
  21. ^ Robert Sargent (February 28, 2015). "Invicta FC 11 Bonuses: Grasso-Inoue Named Fight Of The Night". 
  22. ^ Ryan C. Miller (September 6, 2014). "Bonus Report: Invicta FC 8: Four Fighters Take Home Some Extra Cash". 

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