Irene Aldana

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Irene Aldana
Born (1988-03-26) March 26, 1988 (age 31)
Culiacán, Mexico
Other namesRobles[1]
NationalityMexican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Reach69 in (175 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofGuadalajara, Mexico
TeamLobo Gym
Years active2012–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins12
By knockout6
By submission3
By decision3
Losses5
By knockout2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Irene "Robles" Aldana (born March 26, 1988) is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division. As of November 11, 2019, she is #10 in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[8][9] She won the fight via first round rear-naked choke.[10][11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

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

Aldana was scheduled to face Bethe Correia on August 4, 2018, at UFC 227;[16] however, the bout was pulled when Correia withdrew due to injury.[17] Instead, Aldana faced Lucie Pudilová on September 8, 2018, at UFC 228,[18] winning a close fight via split decision[19] and earning her and Pudilová Fight of the Night award.[20]

Her bout with Bethe Correia was rescheduled and is expected to take place on May 11, 2019 at UFC 237.[21] At the weigh-ins, Correia weighed in at 141 lbs, 5 pounds over the bantamweight limit of 136 lbs. She was fined 30% of her fight purse and the bout proceeded at catchweight.[22] She won the fight via submission in round three.[23]

Aldana faced Raquel Pennington on July 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 4.[24] She lost the fight via split decision.[25]

Aldana was scheduled to face Marion Reneau on September 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 17.[26] However, Reneau pulled out of the bout on September 11 for undisclosed reasons.[27] She was replaced by promotional newcomer Vanessa Melo.[28] At the weigh-ins, Melo weighed in at 140 pounds, 4 pounds over the bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136. She was fined 30% of her purse and her bout with Aldana proceeded at a catchweight.[29] Aldana won the fight by unanimous decision.[30]

Aldana face Ketlen Vieira on December 14, 2019 at UFC 245.[31] She won the fight via knockout in round one.[32] This win earned her the Performance of the Night award.[33]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 12 wins 5 losses
By knockout 6 2
By submission 3 0
By decision 3 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 12–5 Ketlen Vieira KO (punches) UFC 245 December 14, 2019 1 4:51 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 11–5 Vanessa Melo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Stephens September 21, 2019 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico Catchweight (140 lbs) bout; Melo missed weight.
Loss 10–5 Raquel Pennington Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards July 20, 2019 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 10–4 Bethe Correia Submission (armbar) UFC 237 May 11, 2019 3 3:24 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (141 lbs) bout; Correia missed weight.
Win 9–4 Lucie Pudilová Decision (split) UFC 228 September 8, 2018 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Fight of the Night.
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.
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.
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.
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

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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