Amanda Nunes is set to fight Julianna Pena for the 135-pound title next, and the winner of that bout may just face off with the winner of a matchup that’s been added to UFC 264. ESPN Deportes is reporting that fellow top-ranked women’s bantamweights Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya have agreed to meet in the Octagon on July 10th.
Aldana (12-6, 5-4 UFC) had been on an impressive win streak that included a picture-perfect KO of Ketlen Vieira in late 2019. Following that though, she ran into perennial contender Holly Holm in her first main event, dropping a five-round decision to Holm by a wide margin.
Kunitskaya (14-5, 1 NC, 4-2 UFC), a former women’s featherweight title challenger, has picked up wins in four out of her last five fights and the last two overall. She’s coming off a decision win over Vieira in February.
Aldana currently sits in the four spot in the women’s bantamweight rankings, with Kunitskaya right behind her at five.