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.