The former bantamweight titleholder dominated Aldana over five rounds, earning a unanimous decision with a vintage striking performance mixed with wrestling that denied Aldana a single round.
Here’s how fighters reacted to Holm’s win, as well as other fights at UFC Fight Island 4.
Holly Holm outclasses Irene Aldana
Holm looking very crisp here. Physically she’s a better athlete! She looks great out there. #UFCFightIsland4— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 4, 2020
Aldana is mentally blocked. Can’t pull the trigger #UFCFightIsland— John Wayne Makdessi (@JohnMakdessi) October 4, 2020
I feel like this is the best Holly has looked. If she fought like this every fight, I’d probably be more of a fan!— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) October 4, 2020
She looks amazing. #UFCFightIsland4
Aldana has to try something different #UFCFightIsland4— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) October 4, 2020
This is like a dog circling to catch its tail.— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) October 4, 2020
No change of direction.
No cutting off the octagon.
No feints or leg kicks to slow down movement.
No disrespect, but where’s the cornering advice? Can’t do the same thing for 20min and expect different results. #UFCFightIsland4
Son! SON! SON!! Holm yelling to the finish. Dominate win, near flawless. #UFCFightIsland4— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) October 4, 2020
Absolutely beat up. Buenas noches— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) October 4, 2020
I enjoyed it— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 4, 2020
This ref does not mess around with the clinch #UFCFightIsland4— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) October 4, 2020
I wish the ref would stop breaking them up on the fence. Felipe isn’t doing shit. I hate when fighters get backed up on the cage and complain to the ref. Get your ass off if you don’t wanna be there #UFCFightIsland4— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) October 4, 2020
Germaine de Randamie submits Julianna Pena
When she got subbed by Valentina I had a triangle and thought I was for sure gonna win a second bonus. Then Valentina cucked me https://t.co/556RF8JaYY— éS (@EricSpicely) October 4, 2020
That guillotine went on a little longer than I would’ve liked but it was hard to see from the camera angle I can imagine for the ref his angle was a bit off too. #UFCFightIsland4— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 4, 2020
Live by the sword, die by the sword. Great job @IronLadyMMA ! Suspended for 2 weeks..... I’ll be ready to get back in there after that ❤️— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) October 4, 2020
Carlos Condit returns to win column against Court McGee
Dan Hardy is right why is Condit fighting Southpaw? He doesn't look the same. But great finish to the rd— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) October 4, 2020
Condits movement looked really good though— Baldy Ed (@brianboom135) October 4, 2020
Great to see Condit back in the winners circle and looking like him old self again! #UFCFightIsland4— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 4, 2020
Can we get a split draw again here. I bet on McGee haha— Baldy Ed (@brianboom135) October 4, 2020