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Report: Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana set to headline UFC event on August 1

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Irene Aldana faces her toughest challenge yet on August 1st with a main event slot against Holly Holm.

MMA: UFC 246-Holm vs Pennington Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana will reportedly headline an upcoming UFC event on August 1st.

ESPN first reported the news. The UFC was planning on host a pay-per-view event on August 1st, but the date has been changed to a Fight Night card. The promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas is expected to be the venue for the card.

Holm (13-5) fought earlier this year at UFC 246 in January, winning a decision against Raquel Pennington in an uneventful rematch. The former bantamweight champion Holm suffered a stoppage loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 236 last year. Holm has won just three of her last seven fights.

Aldana (12-5) is coming off the biggest win of her career, a KO victory last December against Ketlen Vieira, who was undefeated at the time. Other than a close split decision loss to Pennington, Aldana has won five of her last six fights. She is ranked fifth in the women’s 135-pound rankings.

Also booked for the card on August 1st is a rescheduled middleweight fight between undefeated contender Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0) and veteran Derek Brunson (20-7).