Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd targeted for bantamweight bout at UFC 273

Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd targeted for bantamweight bout at UFC 273

Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd targeted for bantamweight bout at UFC 273

Aspen Ladd could soon return to the 135-pound division for a battle against one of bantamweight’s top contenders.

A high-stakes matchup between Ladd and Mexican veteran Irene Aldana is being targeted for UFC 273 on April 9 in Brooklyn, New York. Contracts have yet to signed however the bout has been verbally agreed upon, MMA Fighting confirmed following an initial report by ESPN Deportes.

Aldana (13-6) is currently the No. 4 ranked bantamweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings. A 33-year-old fighter who trains out of Guadalajara, Aldana has won three of her past four UFC appearances, sandwiching KO/TKO stoppages of Yana Kunitskaya and Ketlen Vieira between a decision loss to Holly Holm.

Ladd (9-2), meanwhile, has struggled since kicking off her career with eight straights wins under the Invicta FC and UFC banners.

The 26-year-old has lost two of her last three bouts against Germaine de Randamie and Norma Dumont, the latter of which took place at 145 pounds after a scheduled bantamweight bout against Macy Chiasson fell apart over health concerns with Ladd related to her missing weight.

Ladd was previously linked to a potential fight against former UFC champion Miesha Tate, however that bout failed to come to fruition.

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