Irene Aldana, Yana Kunitskaya to square off at UFC 264 in Las Vegas

Prior To Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor satisfy inside the cage for the 3rd time, 2 of the UFC’s leading females’s bantamweight competitors will clash on the very same card.

Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya are set to clash July 10 at UFC 264. The pay-per-view occasion, which occurs at T-Mobile Arena, will mark the very first time considering that UFC 248 in March 2020 where the promo has actually held a complete capability program in Las Vegas.

An individual with understanding of the match verified the reservation to Mixed Martial Arts Addict on Tuesday however asked to stay confidential as the promo has yet to make a main statement. Mexican news outlet Milenio was the very first to report the news.

To liquidate 2019, Aldana (12-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 5-4 UFC) won back-to-back battles as she rose up the divisional ladder. She initially made a unanimous choice over Vanessa Melo, prior to she knocked Ketlen Vieira out inside Round 1. In her very first UFC headliner versus Holly Holm, nevertheless, Aldana had her two-fight winning streak snapped by consentaneous choice.

Kuntiskaya (14-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-2 UFC) goes into UFC 264 on a two-fight winning streak. On the heels of a loss to Aspen Ladd, Kunitskaya beat Julija Stoliarenko by consentaneous choice. She followed that up with another consentaneous choice in her latest trip in February, when she beat Ketlen Vieira.

With the addition, the UFC 264 lineup consists of:

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

  • Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

  • Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia

  • Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria

  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares

  • Jerome Rivera vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

  • Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa

  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles

  • Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka

  • Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.