Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana nixed, UFC return to Las Vegas will get new primary occasion
Up coming week’s UFC Struggle Night time function slated for the Apex in Las Vegas has missing its key party bout in between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana.
ESPN broke the information on Wednesday before UFC president Dana White enlisted Corridor of Famer Ronda Rousey to support him announce the new major event amongst Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan.
Aldana had to withdraw from the bout, even though it was unclear at the time of publication as to why.
Holm’s supervisor, Lenny Fesquez, informed MMAFighting that they attempted to safe a alternative, but that with limited choices, they weren’t able to do so.
“Holly is extremely disappointed and saddened that her combat was postponed, but things happens,” Fresquez stated in a assertion to MMAFighting. “We’re only intrigued in fighting an individual that’s likely to support us get a title shot. So there’s only definitely two girls, and that’s Aldana and [Aspen] Ladd, and Ladd’s out.”
The hope now is to rebook the struggle for someday in Oct.
Though formerly unannounced, Brunson vs. Shahbazyan experienced been predicted to provide as the co-major event on Aug. 1. As White declared in his interview with Rousey, who is Shahbazyan’s manager, the bout will now be elevated to major function status, though with the short amount of time left right up until the party, it will continue being a 3-spherical bout.
The UFC Fight Night time on Aug. 1 will be the promotion’s first party back in Las Vegas following a month-long residency on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.