UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana aired live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Sunday morning, October 4.
Once again, former champion Holly Holm delivered a brilliant performance against game striker Irene Aldana to show why she's been a top contender for so long. Below are the results in case you missed it.
Performances of the Night:
Post-Fight Quotes from UFC Fight Island 4:
"Just shy of a knockout—knockout’s always the best way to go—next to that is just complete domination. There’s no question who won the fight. It’s an honor to be a part of something that’s historic. The fact that we were the first females to headline (a card on UFC Fight Island), I carry that with a lot of pride. I’m very honored to be in that position."
"About two years ago, I signed with the UFC but I was cut. It was very frustrating for me. In the same month, I lost my grandmother. It was a hard time for me. I thought about stopping fighting, stopping everything. My coaches and friends didn’t allow this. So this victory is for her and a friend because he committed suicide last year. So this victory is for both of them."
Germaine de Randamie:
"I’m a kickboxer and they all want to take me down. If you take me down, I choke you out... I'm still the number one. It doesn't matter what happens tonight, that winner has to face me before they face Amanda Nunes. I’m the No. 1 contender."
“I love my job, man. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. I just want to get another one in there. Fight Island is the s---. I love this place. 2020, whatever circumstances I’m given, I’m going to make the best out of it. That’s why I’m the best. That’s why they call me The Matrix. Let’s do it again.”
“I knew that Dequan could endure a lot of punishment. Rarely in his career has he gotten knocked out or had losses by stoppage. I knew he was going to be tough to knock out on the feet. Even though I had success, I didn’t want to go into his rhythm and risk exhausting myself. So my coaches told me to wrestle and take him down. That’s my stronger side, the Jiu-Jitsu. I finished the fight there.”
“Competing at this level for a long period of time, you’re going to have wins and losses. I’m still about it. I still have fire in my gut. This fits right into the craziness of 2020 for me. It’s been a while since I’ve had a win. I haven’t fought in almost two years. It feels really good. I love this. I love what I do—win or lose. I’m a competitor. I come here to show up and get my hand raised,”
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