Irene Aldana Bio: MMA’s Journey, Love Life & Career

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It is quite thrilling and exciting to witness big punches coming straight out of the women in the bar.

Breaking all the dichotomy of the once male-dominated industry, now females are making their strong makes in the field of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), making it commercially viable. And one of the famous faces is Irene Aldana.

If you are a fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), you must probably notice this 5 feet 9 inches Mexican blonde beauty throwing punches at her opponent.

Irene Aldana is a professional Mexican Mixed Martial Artist who competes in the Bantamweight division.

On October 5, 2020, Irene Aldana was ranked as #7 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s bantamweight rankings. And, has a record of second-best takedown defense in UFC history.

Aldana is mostly known for her excellent finish, strategic defensive, and beautiful crisp precision boxing.

She has an outstanding performance record in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Till now, Irene has played eighteen games, out of which she has won twelve them.

Irene Aldana
Irene Aldana flaunting her physique

She got her promotion signed in November 2016 and won a Fight of the Night bonus at her first UFC.

Irene has only spent eight years of her career in Mixed Martial Arts and has already shown her incredible performance. She has already yelled out; she is here to stay through her performance.

Let’s take a quick ride to this MMA fighter’s journey, her early life, professional career, personal life, Net Worth.

Quick Facts

Full Name Irene Aldana
Birth Date March 26, 1988
Age 35 Years Old
Birth Place Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Residence Not Known
Nickname Robles
Religion Not Available
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity White
Education Graphics Designing
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Not Known
Siblings Not Known
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 cm)
Weight 61 kg (138 lbs)
Build Athlete
Eye color Light brown
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Stance Orthodox
Division Bantamweight
Debut 2010
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Association Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Team Lobo Gym MMA (2011 to present)
Fighting out of Guadalajara, Mexico
Relationship Status Not Known
Boyfriend Not Known
Net Worth $1 million
Salary Not Known
Social Media  Twitter, Instagram
Merch Autographed UFC Gloves
Last Update February, 2024

Irene Aldana | Early Life, Parents, Education & Horoscope

There is not much information about Irene Aldana Early life and parents. She was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, on March 26, 1988.

As per this article, Irene is 33 years old, Mexican Nationality belonging to white ethnicity. There is not much information about Irene’s parent’s whereabouts. She likes to keep her personal life intact.

As per the available information, Irene graduated from college with a degree in graphics design.

While she was enrolled in college, she garnered her interest in Mixed Martial Arts and started training at the local Lobo Gym in 2011.

Aldana’s horoscope charts show that she belongs to the Aries horoscope. Some of the characteristics traits of Aries are determination, confidence, optimistic & Courageous.

And Irene seems to align in the following characteristics traits because she has already established her name in UFC TOP 7th rank in her short Career.

irene aldana with national flag
Irene Aldana with the national flag

Irene Aldana | Career

Irene joined Mixed Martial Arts at Local Lobo Gym in 2012.

After that, her actual MMA journey started in 2013, when she faced Larissa Pacheco for the vacant Jungle Fight Women’s Bantamweight Championship at Jungle Fight in December 2013.

However, she lost the fight through Technical Knockout, accounting for the first loss of her professional career.

Invicta Fighting Championship

On September 9, 2014, Irene made her debut against Peggy Morgan after signing with Invicta Fighting Championship at Invicta FC 8.

But this time, Irene submitted Morgan with a rear-naked choke in the first round. After her win, she was scheduled to face Marion Reneau at Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio.

The fight was scheduled for December 5, 2014, but due to Aldana’s ill health condition, the fight was called off.

On February 27, 2015, Aldana was scheduled to face Melanie Lacroix at Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet.

But, LaCroix withdrew at the last moment from the bout for an unknown reason. Colleen Schneider replaced the aftermath.

Irene Aldana won the fight against newcomer Colleen Schneider via a first-round rear-naked choke.

Irene Aldana
Irene Aldana getting ready for the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Ultimate Fighting Championship

It was the year 2016 on 1 November 6; Irene signed the dream of life. ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ (UFC).

She faced Leslie Smith for her first fight under UFC. However, Irene lost the fight to Leslie by unanimous decision.

Despite losing her first bout, Aldana earned her first fight of the Night bonus award in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Similarly, On January 15, 2018, Aldana faced Talita Bernardo at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi. She won the fight by unanimous decision.

UFC’s Timeline

  • On August 4, 2018, at UFC 227, Aldana faced Bethe Correia, but Correia had to withdraw due to injury.
  • On September 8, 2018, at UFC 228, Aldana faced Lucie Pudilova, and she won the fight via a split decision, which won her and Lucie both a Fight of the Night Award.
  • Her postponed match with Bethe Correia was rescheduled for May 11, 2019, at UFC 237. Aldana showed an incredible performance by winning a fight by submission in round three.

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  • On July 20, 2019, at UFC on ESPN 4, Irene Aldana faced Raquel Pennington but lost the fight via a split decision.
  • On September 21, 2019, at UFC on ESPN + 17, Irene was scheduled to face Marion Reneau. However, the fight was called off for an unknown reason. As for Reneau’s replacement, Irene was set up to fight a newcomer Venessa Melo. Aldana won a fight by unanimous decision.
  • On December 14, 2019, at UFC 245, Aldana faced Ketlen Vieira and won the fight by knockout, which won her night award performance.

Recently, On August 1, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 173, she was scheduled to face Holly Hom but had to withdraw from the match due to testing covid-19 positive.

The fight was rescheduled for October 4, 2020, and Irene lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Irene Aldana | Championships and Accomplishments

At Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • Fight of the Night vs. Lucie Pudilova and Leslie smith (Two times)
  • Performance of the Night vs. kettle Vieira (One time)
  • Second best takedown defense in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history

At Invicta Fighting Championship

  • Performance of the Night vs. Faith Van Duin, Peggy Morgan and Colleen Schneider (Three times)

At MMA Junkie. Com

Irene Aldana | Mixed Martial Arts Professional Record Breakdown

18 Matches 12 Wins 6 Losses
By Knockdown 6 2
By Submission 3 0
By Decision 3 4


Irene Aldana | Personal Life, Boyfriend

Irene Aldana is a very closely intact person; she likes to keep her personal life out of her professional life, which might be why she hasn’t talked much about her personal life anywhere else.

Neither is she involved in any of the controversies and focuses primarily on her Career first. There is no news about her hookups and breakups.

In many newspapers, the interviewer has already tried to dig up her personal life, dating life, boyfriend, and married life.

Still, she replies by saying now she is more interested in building up her career. And, of course, she seemed to have put on all the effort because when she jumps on the bout for the fight, you can’t keep off your eyes.

Irene Aldana | Body Measurement

Irene has a body to die for; Male adores her physical built-up and female. She has got that rigid gym to build up abs, which seem straight coming out of the cardio.

Irene is a tall standing figure of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.7 m) and weighs approximately 135 lbs (61 kg).

When Irene jumps in about to fight her opponent with the supermodel body type, blonde hair usually in a braid, all you can do is see her and root for her.

With those burning abs and innocent-looking facial structure, Irene sure knows how to grab your attention besides her fighting skills.

Irene Aldana, in her Instagram post

Irene Aldana | Net Worth

It hasn’t been a long since Irene Aldana has joined the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). There is no detailed or confirmed source about her Net Worth, but some reports suggest that she has an estimated net worth of about 1 million dollars.

And she has collected $130 000 as pro-MMA earning.

There is a record of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters like Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm earning a salary as high $500,000 & $300,000, respectively, there are like the highest earners of UFC.

However, Irene Aldana still has a long way to reach a level like them.

Irene Aldana | Social Media Presence

Irene Aldana is very active in the usage of social media.

She has more than 215 + followers on Instagram, and more importantly, she seems to follow back her fans as well, because it’s a rare case that you see a celebrity having more than 7000 + followers.

Irene is on Instagram as @Irene.aldana and usually posts her casual photos.

Similarly, Irene is also on Twitter as @Irene Aldana and has more than 216 + followers. Contrary to her Instagram, she posts about the professional kinds of stuff regarding MMA’s on Twitter.

Recently, Aldana had leg surgery, and MMA Junkie has posted that she will be back in action from 2021.

Irene has posted on her Instagram that she is recovering gradually from her injuries and has assured her fan that she will return soon as pieces of training and competition are her priority.  

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Who is Irene Aldana Boyfriend?

Irene Aldana seems to be single as per the available information. Rumor is that she had one relationship in the past.

What is Irene Aldana’s rank in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)?

Irene Aldana is listed as the top seven ranks in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as of      October 5, 2020.

What is the upcoming plan for Irene Aldana?

Irene Aldana was injured in the fight with Holly Hom. She then also undergone leg surgery and started her plans to return in 2021.

Well, she is all set to face Yana Kunitskaya on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264.

What is Irene Aldana’s MMA record?

At present, Irene Aldana depicts an MMA record of twelve wins and six losses. Among those wins, six are by knockout, three by submission and decision each. Likewise, her losses include two by knockout and four by decision. 

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