Irene Aldana got a big step up in competition.
The Mexican fighter has been booked to fight second-ranked bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira at UFC 245, which is set to go down on Dec. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The news was first reported by Milenio on Thursday morning and later confirmed by MMA Fighting.
Aldana, ranked eighth in the division, is coming off a dominant decision win over Vanessa Melo at UFC Mexico in September. The Mexican fighter is 4-1 in her last five outings. She trains out of Lobo Gym in Guadalajara.