Holly Holm, Irene Aldana Rebooked to Headline UFC Card on Oct. 3
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 15, 2020
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A women’s bantamweight headliner pitting Holly Holm
Aldana has been rescheduled for an Ultimate Fighting
Championship card on Oct. 3.
The promotion announced the bout during the UFC 252 broadcast on
Saturday night. Holm and Aldana were originally slated to meet in
the UFC Fight Night 173 main event on Aug. 1, but the bout was
postponed after Aldana tested positive for COVID-19. The card
is likely to take place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and also
includes a featherweight tilt between Edson
Barboza and Jeremy
Holm, a former bantamweight champion, has won three of her last
five UFC appearances. Most recently, the Jackson-Wink MMA staple
took a unanimous decision over Raquel
Pennington in a rematch at UFC 246 on Jan. 18.
Aldana has been on a roll of late, winning five of her last six in
the Octagon. The 32-year-old Mexican bantamweight earned a
signature victory in her last outing, as she knocked out Ketlen
Vieira in the opening stanza at UFC 245.