LAS VEGAS – One formula or yet any other, Irene Aldana had to build up for for her shortcomings main up to Saturday’s fight.
The UFC bantamweight contender failed to build weight for her bout towards Yana Kunitskaya on the pay-per-ogle main card of UFC 264. Aldana (13-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) won the bout in a dominant showing, stopping Kunitskaya (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) by TKO within the first spherical.
Aldana got here into the bout 3.5 kilos over the limit. It turned into once the first time in her UFC occupation she failed to build the bantamweight designate. And though Aldana outlined the weight miss got here down to circumstances outside of her control, the Mexican fighter serene felt she primary to build up for the hiccup.
“It turned into once crucial for me to accept as true with a exact efficiency because of I knew I screwed up once, and I primary to build it better tonight within the fight,” Aldana told journalists at the UFC 264 put up-fight recordsdata conference. “I exact primary to stop centered, manufacture my job and don’t let that earn into my head. It turned into once exact an simply mistake – it took place.”
Aldana thinks some fans fail to tag among the hurdles feminine opponents flee into when getting inspiring for an MMA fight. The Lobo Fitness center product assures the weight miss turned into once a mistake and wasn’t accomplished to earn an unfair income.
“They don’t know (what it’s take care of),” Aldana mentioned. “I’m no longer a soiled fighter. I’m no longer any individual who would accept as true with accomplished that to take income of my opponent within the fight. I would never manufacture that. With out a doubt, I turned into once on the opposite aspect of that twice prior to with Bethe (Correia) and in Mexico (with Vanessa Melo), and that’s it – it happens. You build a pact, you take the fight, and that’s it.
“This time, as a expert fighter in this extra or much less sport, every so steadily your menstrual cycle changes loads and as well you don’t know when it’s going to happen. In my case, I never know when it’s going to happen, and I didn’t tag it turned into once going to happen this week – and sadly it did. I couldn’t prepare for that. I tried. I tried to the closing minute to lower the weight, however my physique exact stopped sweating.”