Tape rankings @ Women’s Bantamweight
Who won Aldana vs Melo?
Irene Aldana beat Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 17, on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Irene Aldana.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Aldana vs Melo stats
Irene Aldana stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Vanessa Melo made her way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldana had a massive power advantage over Melo, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Melo's 0%.
Irene Aldana was the same age as Vanessa Melo, at 34 years old.
Aldana had a height advantage of 4 inches over Melo. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Aldana was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made her debut in 2012, 1 year and 1 month later than Melo, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 12 less professional rounds, 42 to Melo's 54.
Aldana's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.