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Irene Aldana eyeing title fight against the winner of Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes 2: “I’m ready”

UFC women’s bantamweight contender Irene Aldana believes it’s her turn to get a title shot. Later this year, Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes are set to meet in a rematch for the women’s bantamweight title. Their first outing at UFC 269 last December, saw ‘The Lioness’ submitted in the second round. The bout was one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.
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Raquel Pennington replaces Irene Aldana, will face Aspen Ladd at UFC 273

Raquel Pennington will step up on short notice to face Aspen Ladd at UFC 273 on April 9. Pennington is a late replacement for Irene Aldana, who withdrew from the bantamweight clash after suffering an undisclosed injury. Eurosport Netherlands was first to report the new matchup. UFC 273 takes place at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, and is headlined by a featherweight title tilt between Alexander Volkanovski and Chan Sung Jung.
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Sources: Raquel Pennington to replace Irene Aldana, fight Aspen Ladd on April 9

The UFC lost a top women's bantamweight contender fight on its pay-per-view card next month but is replacing it with another. Irene Aldana is out of a scheduled fight with Aspen Ladd at UFC 273 on April 9 in Jacksonville, Florida, because of an undisclosed injury, sources confirmed Saturday to ESPN. In Aldana's place, Raquel Pennington has been tabbed as Ladd's opponent on the same card, sources said. The news was first reported by Eurosport Netherlands.
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With Irene Aldana out, Raquel Pennington steps in to face Aspen Ladd at UFC 273

Aspen Ladd has a new opponent for her return to the bantamweight division. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Irene Aldana has been forced to withdraw from her scheduled matchup with Ladd. Raquel Pennington steps in as a short-notice replacement at UFC 273, which takes place April 9 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. Eurosport was first to report the new booking.
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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.
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Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd possible for UFC 273 on April 9 in Brooklyn

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is eying a big showdown between top women’s Bantamweight contenders Irene Aldana and Aspen Ladd at a scheduled UFC 273 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 9, 2022, in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to MMA Junkie. Aldana — ranked No. 3 on the official UFC rankings —...
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Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd in the Works for UFC 273 on April 9

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. A pair of top-five Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweights with recent issues on the scales are expected to toe the line in April.
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Report: Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd targeted for UFC 273

Aspen Ladd is back at bantamweight and draws a top-five name for her next Octagon appearance. Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes reported on Thursday that a fight between Ladd and Irene Aldana is being added to UFC 273, the upcoming pay-per-view event purportedly expected to take place on April 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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