Bantamweights Irene Aldana and Raquel Pennington are in conversations for a rematch, and it is reportedly targeted to headline the upcoming UFC San Antonio event on 25th March.
Aldana and Pennington squared off at UFC on ESPN 4 back in July 2019 in San Antonio, where “Rocky” had picked up a split decision victory. Nearly four years later, the rematch is set to return to the Texan city once again.
Recently, Aldana’s name came under speculation for a potential title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 285. However, it later turned out that the reigning women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion is yet to find an opponent.
Meanwhile, ESPN Deportes reported that “Robles” is in the works for a rematch against Pennington- which could serve as the main event at UFC on ESPN 43, set to take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Pennington is currently on a five fight win streak, with her most recent triumph coming against Ketlen Vieira via split decision at UFC Vegas 67 earlier this month. Currently ranked 13th in the division, Pennington said after the fight that its the right time that UFC gives her another shot at the title, as she believes she deserves a rematch against Nunes.
Aldana, on the other hand, has won four out of her last five outings, with her last two wins coming against Yana Kunitskaya and Macy Chiasson at UFC 264 in July 2021 and UFC 279 in September last year respectively.
Current UFC San Antonio Card For Mar 25
- Women’s Bantamweight bout: Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
- Women’s Flyweight bout: Maycee Barber vs. Andrea Lee
- Middleweight bout: Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev
- Flyweight bout: C.J. Vergara vs. Daniel da Silva
- Women’s Bantamweight bout: Holly Holm vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Flyweight bout: Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape
- Welterweight bout: Sean Brady vs. Michel Pereira
- Featherweight bout: Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz
- Welterweight bout: Trevin Giles vs. Preston Parsons
- Featherweight bout: Alex Caceres vs. Nate Landwehr
- Featherweight bout: Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander
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