FORMER WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION
(#2) HOLLY HOLM FACES SURGING (#6) IRENE ALDANA
ON UFC FIGHT ISLAND
(#1) GERMAINE DE RANDAMIE vs. (#4) JULIANNA PENA
CARLOS CONDIT vs. COURT MCGEE
Las Vegas – UFC® will continue its run of shows on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with a pair of exciting bouts featuring top contenders from the women’s bantamweight division. In the headliner, former champion and No. 2 ranked Holly Holm will look to stop the momentum of No. 6 Irene Aldana. Also, former women’s featherweight champion and current No. 1 ranked bantamweight contender Germaine de Randamie clash with No. 4 Julianna Peña.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: HOLM vs. ALDANA will take place Saturday, October 3 from UFC FIGHT ISLAND on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. The main card will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, with the prelims exclusively on ESPN+ at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. The event is in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
Former champion Holm (13-5, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) aims to continue her winning ways in 2020 with a vintage performance against one of the division’s rising stars. Known for her vicious left high kick, Holm has delivered memorable knockouts against Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia. She has also netted impressive wins over top contenders Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau. Holm is now seeking another thrilling finish to again earn a crack at the women’s bantamweight belt.
Aldana (12-5, fighting out of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is one of the sport’s most formidable strikers. In her most recent appearance, she handed highly touted contender Ketlen Vieira her first loss via highlight-reel KO. Aldana also holds memorable wins against Bethe Correia and Lucie Pudilova. Aldana now aims to take out a former champion to earn her first UFC title shot.
Recent women’s bantamweight title challenger de Randamie (9-4, fighting out of Utrecht, The Netherlands) is intent on reasserting herself among the weight class’ top contenders. Tied with Ronda Rousey for fastest KO in the division following a 16-second victory against Aspen Ladd last year, de Randamie has also netted spectacular knockouts over Anna Elmose and Larissa Pacheco. De Randamie now hopes to stop Peña to defend her spot in the rankings.
Winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 18, Peña (9-3, fighting out of Chicago, Ill. by way of Spokane, Wash.) aims to stake her claim for her first title shot with a trademark performance. An aggressive striker and grappler, Peña has delivered entertaining victories over former flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, as well as former UFC title challengers Cat Zingano and Jessica Eye. Peña now goes for the biggest win of her career to secure her spot as the top contender.
UFC Fight Night Holm vs Aldana
SAT, OCT 3 / 7:30 PM MST
Main Card Watch on ESPN & ESPN+
#2 HOLLY HOLM WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT VS #6 IRENE ALDANA
YORGAN DE CASTRO HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT VS CARLOS FELIPE
#1 GERMAINE DE RANDAMIE WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT VS #4 JULIANNA PEÑA
DEQUAN TOWNSEND MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT VS DUSKO TODOROVIC
Prelims SAT, OCT 3 / 4:30 PM MST on ESPN+
KYLER PHILLIPS BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT VS CAMERON ELSE
CARLOS CONDIT WELTERWEIGHT BOUT VS COURT MCGEE
CHARLES JOURDAIN FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT VS JOSH CULIBAO
JORDAN WILLIAMS MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT VS NASSOURDINE IMAVOV
LOMA LOOKBOONMEE WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT BOUT VS JINH YU FREY
CASEY KENNEY BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT VS HEILI ALATENG
LUIGI VENDRAMINI LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT VS JESSIN AYARI