Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Preview
Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN main event between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana features fighters on two very different paths entering the bout.
Aldana has won five of her last six fights, including a KO and Performance of the Night over Ketlen Viera her last time out.
Meanwhile, Holm has been struggling after she pulled off one of the biggest upset victories in women’s UFC history. Since defeating then champion Ronda Rousey in 2015, Holm has lost five of her last eight fights.
Despite the recent string of losses, Holm is the No. 2 ranked women’s bantamweight contender in the UFC. Aldana comes into Saturday as the No. 6 ranked fighter in the division.
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Betting Breakdown
Despite Holm being ranked much higher within the division than Aldana, oddsmakers are just slightly favoring the former bantamweight champion.
As of Saturday, Holm’s best odds sit at -120. At -120 oddsmakers are implying a 54.5% chance she comes out on top over Aldana.
Aldana, who is listed as odds-on by some sportsbooks, is coming into Saturday with best odds of +103, which give her a 49.3% of pulling off the upset.
Despite the odds being so close, bettors are much more confident in Holm than Aldana.
Holm is backed by 68.75% of the betting public to win Saturday’s main event outright, while just 31.25% have faith in the underdog.
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Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Odds
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