Amanda Nunes is mentally locked in; she seems to be comfortably ready for her title defense against the 5th-ranked women’s bantamweight contender Irene Aldana. This is unquestionably Aldana’s toughest test, and she is one victory away from flipping her life around forever.
The match was meant to be a trilogy between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena; however, Pena had to pull out due to an injury. If Amanda Nunes wins, it will be interesting to see who she ends up fighting next. Julianna Pena will be closely watching this match as the winner could most likely face her next.
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Amanda Nunes on fighting Irene Aldana
In a recent press conference, Amanda Nunes spoke about her opponent, compared her with Julianna Pena and is looking forward to putting on a great performance Saturday night.
“Honestly, I will stop her. No doubt in my mind,” Nunes said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “This belt is Brazilian. This belt is mine. I’m completely ready for this fight. Nunes compares Irene Aldana to Julianna Pena: “She’s a better fighter than Julianna, for sure.
She’s going to bring the challenge, and I’m ready for this battle. I’m more ready than ever. She’s going to bring the challenge, and I’m going to be ready to answer it. You guys have a great main event”.
Nunes further said: “Definitely, this girl can knock people out, you guys saw (and) me too. How exciting that can be? We’re going to punch each other and try to kick each other’s a**. I hope you guys have a good time”.
Amanda Nunes has a professional MMA record of 22-5; in less than two days, the world will find out if she can secure a comprehensive victory against Aldana. This is Aldana’s golden opportunity, and it will be fascinating to see how well she uses it.