UFC: Tough Moment Irene Aldana defeated Yana Kunitskaya in the first round of UFC 264

Irene Aldana knocks Yana Konitskaya

Erin Aldana returns to the Octagon in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), The largest mixed martial arts competition in the world, it was also a moment of vindication after the unfortunate defeat she faced against Holly Holm in October 2020. On Saturday night, the Mexican fighter stepped into the ring ready for victory on his way. qualification bantam weight And so it was: in her first attack, Sinaloan He decisively defeated his opponent, Yana Konitskaya.

With the stopwatch ticking 1:49 seconds left, Aldana connected a Leave the hook straight to the chin of the Russian I let you lie On the canvas allowing the Mexican to throw A wave of punches his opponent.

25 seconds left at the end of the first round, However, Irene was adamant and did not allow Yana to rise from her defenseless position. It was so, with his opponent on the ground and bleeding from his nose, The referee stopped the fight and gave victory to the 33-year-old Mexican fighter, get like this His sixth victory It’s out of season.

It must be remembered that at the weight ceremony before the meeting in Las Vegas, Erin Aldana recorded 3.5 lbs more than allowed (139.5)And the Which earned him a fine of 30% of his salary and some boos from the audience.

“In my entire career, this is the first time I haven’t achieved weight, I’ve pushed myself and pushed my body to the limits. But my body stopped sweating. My period was during fight week and I’m pretty sure my body stopped because of it. I want to apologize to my opponent Yana Konitskaya and her team. I would never do this to gain the upper hand in a fight. I apologize to my team, to the UFC and my followers, “sent the Mexican after the unfortunate result.

else October 4, 2020, Irene Aldana was defeated by holly holm, from the first round She demonstrated her mastery of bantam weight combat and knocked out the Mexican in each of the five rounds that the competition lasted.

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Despite the Mexican’s great determination and impeccable defense, she didn’t even find the window to attack her opponent. He was in grave danger in the third match By fully American assembly.

Thus Holm won by unanimous decision with cards for 50-45, 50-45 and 50-44 Yas Island Combat, Abu Dhabi; which also appeared as Aldana’s first major event.

“This was the strongest defeat I’ve experienced at this time. It was a very important battle, I think the most important (…) and I lost in a very ugly way, frankly, I lost to a lot of people. Sometimes going through this kind of situation is a bit difficult, but this It teaches you to be able to withstand this kind of adversity, not only in sports, but in life in general, ” Irene remembered this at her press conference before meeting Yana Konitskaya.

July 10, 2021;  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;  Conor McGregor moves on a stretcher after being injured in his loss to Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena.  Mandatory credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
July 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Conor McGregor moves on a stretcher after being injured in his loss to Dustin Poirier during UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

one more time Dustin Poirier s Conor McGregor Clash in UFC. At the conclusion of a trilogy that started many years ago and its last chapter was on Saturday in T-Mobile Arena from Las vigas (United States), the Irish fighter suffered a painful defeat once again: he lost TKO in the first round, ends very hit and with a Serious foot injury.

citizen of Dublin He started out very hard, knowing that he was not benefiting from a long fight. But in the first round, after the first exchanges, he went to snatch To try Gill This was a lapidary decision. He ended up on earth being punished by a pear tree He was calm and managed to deliver several punches. The battle ended right after that round initial due to Conor McGregor fractured his ankle while trying to avoid his opponent’s blows When he stopped in the last seconds.

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Thus ended a battle that could not give way to its second round. McGregor He sustained an obvious fracture in his left leg, a horrific injury that prevented him from continuing and gave him the victory pear tree distance 5 minutes from fighting. Has bad reputation He complained to the referee about the judges’ decision to award the victory to his opponent by a TKO, and he wanted it to be due to a medical interruption.

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