Irene Aldana - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Irene
Aldana
8-4-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #12 Women Bantamweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 8-4-0
Summary: My courage, my passion my technique, my team

Fighter Info

From: Culiacan, Sinaloa Mexico
Fights Out Of: Gudalajara, Jalisco Mexico
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
650
40% Successful
262
Types of Successful Strikes
0
262
83% Standing
218
22
22
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
67% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
6
3
Takedown Defense
95
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Irene Aldana
UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till
Sep 8, 2018
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Win
Irene Aldana
Jan 14, 2018
46
70
1
1
0
0
1
6
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Irene Aldana
Apr 8, 2017
105
84
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Irene Aldana
Dec 17, 2016
169
108
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: Breakfast, 1 hour or 1 ½ hours of Crossfit in the morning from 10am to 11 am.

From 2 to 4 pm wrestling, jiu-jitsu, MMA. Rest and lunch. From 8 to 10:30pm Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started "late" at 23. I went to the MMA gym only as a hobby, but in the blink of an eye it started to get serious. I started to learn fast and showed some skills, so after two years of training I got into pro MMA fighting in 2012, without any amateur fights. My career has been growing really fast and I’m excited for all I still have to learn, show and accomplish.

What ranks and titles have you held? I won a national belt in Mexico in 2013, then fought in Invicta FC for the title in 2015 but lost the fight. Before coming to the UFC, my next fight in Invicta was supposed to be a rematch for the title.

Do you have any heroes? My Grandmother Irene

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s an amazing accomplishment and challenge for me personally and professionally. I’m excited to represent Mexico at this world level and I'll do my best to do it well. This is my way to thank to all the people who have been with me through the good and the bad - fans, family, team, coaches, sponsors.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I studied Graphic Design and finished my degree. I also have a diploma in professional photography. 

What was your job before you started fighting? Photographer

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I won gold in two national jiu-jitsu tournaments in 2012 and 2013.

Favorite grappling technique: Any one that gives me the tap

Favorite Striking technique: Any one that gives me the KO

  • Pro since 2012
  • Five wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC) – has finished seven wins, all in the first round
  • 3-2 in her last five. Bernardo fight was first distance win
  • Last two pre-UFC wins were knockouts of Jessamyn Duke and Faith Van Duin
  • Lone pre-UFC losses were to Tonya Evinger and UFC vet Larissa Pacheco
  • Four wins in 65 seconds or less
  • Had 4-1 record in Invicta FC promotion

Career

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