September 26, 2020

WATCH: Irene Aldana and Vanessa Melo face-off at UFC Mexico City Media Day

This Saturday’s UFC Mexico City event features an exciting bantamweight bout on the main card when Irene Aldana takes on promotional newcomer, Vanessa Melo.

Aldana (10-5) looks to rebound from a close split decision loss to former UFC bantamweight title challenger, Raquel Pennington. Prior to the loss, the 31-year-old was on a three-fight win streak with victories over Bethe Correia, Lucie Pudilova and Talita Bernardo.

Melo (10-5) makes her UFC debut after picking up a five-fight win streak, all unanimous decision victories. The 31-year-old, also known as ‘Miss Simpatia’, owns a notable 2015 win over UFC flyweight, Molly McCann.

Ahead of Saturday’s event, Aldana and Melo faced off at the official UFC Mexico City Media Day. Take a look at 1:58 into the video below, courtesy of MMA Fighting.

UFC on ESPN+ 17 takes place this Saturday September 21 from the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. The main card featuring Aldana vs. Melo will be aired live on ESPN+ from 8pm EST.


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