The stakes just got higher for Irene Aldana.
Aldana and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm are set to headline UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana on October 3. Holm will play the role of spoiler, according to UFC President Dana White.
Multiple media members reported that White said a victory for Aldana on October 3 will earn her a shot at the UFC women’s bantamweight title:
Dana White mentioned to media that should Irene Aldana defeat Holly Holm that it would make sense for her to be the next opponent for Amanda Nunes at bantamweight.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 2, 2020
Amanda Nunes is the current UFC women’s bantamweight champion and UFC women’s featherweight champion. She has not defended the bantamweight strap since defeating Germaine De Randamie by unanimous decision at UFC 245 in December of 2019. Nunes will reportedly defend the women’s featherweight title next against Megan Anderson at UFC 256 this December.
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana is set for Saturday, October 3 from a location to be announced with Holly Holm and Irene Aldana headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.