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Julianna Pena vs Irene Aldana preview
When is Pena vs Aldana?
Julianna Pena could potentially take on Irene Aldana, in Spring 2023.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Pena vs Aldana stats
Julianna Pena would step into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Irene Aldana would make her way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Aldana would have a large advantage in power over Pena, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Pena's 27%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Pena would have a large advantage over Aldana, boasting at 45% submission rate over Aldana's 21%.
Julianna Pena is the younger woman by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Aldana has a height advantage of 3 inches over Pena. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Pena is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2009, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Aldana, whose first professional fight was in 2012. She has fought 8 less professional rounds, 37 to Aldana's 45.
Pena vs Aldana form
Julianna Pena has beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight, she lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Germaine de Randamie at UFC Fight Island 4 on 3rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, she had lost to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 23 on 28th January 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.
She had beat Cat Zingano at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Aldana has beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight, she won against Macy Chiasson at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had won against Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had been beaten by Holly Holm at UFC Fight Island 4 on 3rd October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, she had beat Vanessa Melo at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
She had defeated Bethe Correia at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by submission in the 3rd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of recent activity, Irene Aldana has been fighting more than Julianna Pena.
Julianna Pena last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Irene Aldana's last outing was 6 months and 21 days ago.
Pena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
Aldana's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning she has been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Pena vs Aldana?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Pena vs Aldana yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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