By Landon Smith

Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana UFC on ESPN 16 Bantamweight Bout Odds, Preview, Prediction

Holly Holm will meet Irene Aldana at UFCon ESPN 16 Bantamweight Bout on Saturday October 3rd, 2020 at the Arena: Flash Forum, UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

UFC on ESPN 16 Bantamweight Bout

Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Kick Off: 10:15p ET

Arena: Flash Forum, UFC Fight Island

Location: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

TV: ESPN, ESPN+

 

 

MATCHUP STATS
Holly HolmUFCon ESPN 16Irene Aldana
-113Betting Odds-107
13-5-0 Record 12-5-0
United States Country Mexico
5' 8" Height 5' 9"
135.00 LB Weight 135.00 LB
69 in Reach 68.5 in
38 in Leg Reach 38.5 in
62% KO/TKO50%
0%SUB 25%
38%DEC 25%
16:21 AVG Fight Time 14:44
0.17 Knockdown AVG 0

Holly Holm will meet Irene Aldana at UFCon ESPN 16 Bantamweight Bout on Saturday October 3rd, 2020 at the Arena: Flash Forum, UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.

Holly Holm -113

Holly Holm holds a 13-5 record winning 62% of her fights by knockout. Holm has won her last fight against Raquel Pennington at UFC 246.

Holm now has a chance of scoring two wins in the same calendar year for the first time since 2015.

At almost 39 years old, there will be no surprises with Holm as she comes from boxing and kickboxing.

Holm will push forward at times and does a great job of combining landing and picking up the pace.

Holm is a blue belt in BJJ and defends takedowns at a good enough percentage to force her opponent to fight.

Holm also uses very good combinations with her feet, counters efficiently and performs well behind her jab.

Irene Aldana -107

Irene Aldana is 12-5 and has won 50% of her fights by knockout. In her last bout Aldana is coming off a knockout win against Ketlen Vieira at UFC 245.

Aldana is now 5-3 under the UFC banner and her recent performance should keep everyone in the loop.

Aldana is experienced in boxing and her work rate is unmatched, as she knocks down her opponent with constant combinations and does not have to exchange blows.

Aldana puts up clean combinations with overhangs, uppercuts and has fierce terrain and a pickup to finish the fight.

She also gets entangled with hard knees in the clinch, and while she hasn't shown much game in the UFC, she has had three submission wins in her career.

 

Holm is a fighter with a lot of experience and good technique. However, Holm since her victory a few years ago over Ronda Rousey became a fighter that you do not know where she will go and her fights are unpredictable.

On the other hand Aldana is an "animal" in that octagon with legitimate knockout power and an engine that never stops working.

Aldana is someone who could rise quickly in this division and challenge for the belt soon. Aldana's punch and aggressiveness is a combination that could be enough to win here.

PICK: Irene Aldana to Win @ -107

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By Landon Smith, on 3 Oct 2020, at 4:29p ET