Irene Aldana Undergoes Foot Surgery, Plans 2021 Return

Irene Aldana entered UFC Fight Island 4 with an injured foot, but she left with the same injured foot and a loss.

The fighter has since had surgery to repair the damage and is looking to return sometime in early 2021.

“Everything went well with the surgery,” Aldana said to MMA Junkie. “Doctors are asking for three days of rest and after the fourth day I have a check up to see how everything is going. After that day, I will start therapy, rehabilitation, and gradually training at least upper body. On the second week I might be able to start light training full body gradually. If all goes well, I should be able to start training camp in a month and I should be ready to fight in February or March. It all depends how my body reacts to the operation. But if all goes well, I should be back around February or March. I’m eager to reclaim an opportunity to fight for the belt.”

While Aldana may have been defeated at UFC Fight Island 4, she is still ranked #5 in the women’s bantamweight division. Aldana broke her foot two days before the bout at UFC Fight Island 4 while kicking some pads during a training session.

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