Bouncing back from a headlining loss to former undisputed bantamweight champion, Holly Holm last October — Irene Aldana scores another knockout win in her UFC run, stopping the #5 ranked, Yana Kunitskaya with a late opening round barrage on the main card of UFC 264.
Countering Russian contender, Kunitskaya with a massive, perfectly-placed check left hook, Aldana dropped the American Top Team trainee, before swarming with some well-landed ground shots afterward.
Patiently assuming guard before landing a slicing elbow, Aldana forced Kunitskaya to belly-out before unloading with a barrage from the top, forcing referee, Jason Herzog to stop the bout. The victory for Aldana comes as her first since a knockout stoppage over the then-undefeated, Ketlen Vieira at UFC 244 in November 2019.
Below, catch the highlights from Aldana’s stoppage over Kunitskaya.