The UFC Fighting circus is back with another event packed with upcoming rising talents! The UFC Fight Night 159 will take place on September 21, 2019, in the beautiful Mexico City, Mexico. We’re more than ready to instantly deliver you the live UFC Results from the sold-out Mexico City Arena as the main event action marks one of the most exciting matchups between the rising Yair Rodriguez and a heavy-handed veteran, Jeremy Stephens.
Riding on a three-fight winning streak, Irene Aldana (10-5-0) looked like a potential title challenger before losing a decision to Raquel Pennington. This Saturday, she comes motivated than ever to redeem herself and get back into the winning column. Standing on her way is the promotional newcomer, Brazilian Vannessa Melo (10-5-0).
Check out the live play-by-play action below:
Rd 1 – Melo opens the fight with the left hook. Aldana starts moving on the outside and searching for her range. She lands a couple of nice punches and a heavy leg kick! Melo stays in her face but has a hard time setting up the timing. Aldana is constantly connecting with the jab. However, Melo advances and lands a two punch combo, mostly blocked by Aldana. Aldana is looking smooth and relaxed in the first part of the round. Melo has no answer for the striking of Aldana. Aldana puts her kickboxing to work, landing vicious body kicks and jabs. On the other hand, Melo is looking for a brawl. Aldana starts unleashing with power in the last minute, landing hard shots. Melo is looking desperate early in the fight! Aldana is busting her up!
Rd 2 – Melo immediately takes the center and starts landing nice shots. However, Aldana resets and continues to demolish her from the distance. She is reading Melo well. Aldana has obviously found the number of Melo on the feet. Melo is displaying nothing but heart and durability. Aldana is feeling so comfortable, she is constantly throwing and landing high and low. Big one-two cracks Melo! Melo is looking lost, every time she tries something, she receives hard shots. However, she charges forward and lands a nice two punch combo! The Brazilian is still in this fight. However, Aldana goes back to work, destroying Melo coming in. Stiff jab continues to land for Aldana as the round ends.
Rd 3 – Aldana opens the round with a head kick! Melo absorbs and clinches against the cage but eats a big knee on separation. Aldana continues to demolish Melo from the outside. However, the Brazilian is loading on the punches, she knows that she is behind. Aldana starts firing high and low, perfectly using her reach advantage. Melo is still advancing and looking good considering the damage taken. Both fighters are slowing down a bit. Aldana connects with a hard hook to the body! Really impressive performance by the Mexican. She has thrown 300 strikes so far. However, Mello is also looking good and trying to land a knockout blow. Aldana starts putting it all together, landing everything she can to put Melo out. Melo survives the storm but Aldana advances once again in the last seconds!