UFC 264 Main Card: Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya: Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/05/2021, 11:01 AM EDT


With the UFC 264 event just days away, people from all around the world are eagerly waiting for the event. UFC 264 is set to be headlined by the much-anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. However, there are a plethora of other good fights scheduled for the event as well. One such fight is between bantamweight fighters Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya.

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Leading up to the fight between Aldana and Kunitskaya

‘Robles’ is coming into the fight on the back of a defeat against Holly Holm. Aldana faced Holm at the UFC Fight Island 4 event and lost via unanimous decision. ‘Robles’ who has a professional MMA record of (12-6) would love to win the fight and improve her standing in the bantamweight division.

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Kunitskaya, on the other hand, is coming into the fight on the back of two consecutive victories. She defeated Ketlen Vieira in her last fight at UFC Vegas 19 via unanimous decision.

UFC 264: Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya

Aldana is one of the most promising fighters in the women’s division and holds the record for the second most takedown defense in UFC history. Aldana has had promising victories over prominent fighters such as Bethe Correia and Vanessa Melo. Following her defeat to Holm, ‘Robles’ would love to get back to winning ways against Kunitskaya.

‘Foxy’ meanwhile has a better MMA record than Aldana and will enter the UFC 264 fight with more confidence. The former Invicta women’s bantamweight champion made her UFC debut back in 2018. She faced the legendary Cris Cyborg in that fight and lost via a 1st round TKO. Since then Kunitskaya has performed admirably well losing just one of her next 5 fights.

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Talking about this fight, many consider Aldana to be the favorite against Kunitskaya. Aldana is one of the best strikers in the bantamweight division and is also a great boxer. While ‘Foxy’ is much more of a grappler and grinder and would love to wear down Aldana.

Final Prediction: Irene Aldana defeats Yana Kunitskaya via unanimous decision.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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