Yeah that's certainly true but she just didn't have an answer for Holly Holm's fight game which just goes to show that the Preacher's Daughter is not done yet. Though whether she could beat Amanda Nunes in a rematch is another question entirely but then again she was the first woman to defeat Ronda Rousey so there's that.
People criticize Aldana. I think the type of things she needed, have to be worked on in the training up to the fight? They usually can't learn to defend or counter something effectively in only 15-25 minutes. Especially women with how emotional they get.
Like say if someone is being blasted with leg kicks in round 1. What are the chances they'll learn to defend or check leg kicks within the duration of a 15 to 25 minute fight. Its something that needs to be worked on in training IMO.
That's one thing the greats have over everyone else is they can make those types of adjustments in minutes or seconds. Like how Mackenzie Dern made the right adjustments to armbar Randa Markos.
Holly looked good. She seemed to have a hard time committing to her takedowns in the past. Which is something she seemed to overcome mentally here. There are UFC open workouts where Holly Holm blasted beautiful double legs, her BJJ coach has a horrified look on his face, as if he's watching a car crash. Its great. But then in the actual fight Holly had trouble committing to it.
Holly's issues on committing to take downs probably has to do with a mental thing and that can go with anything cause it's very different in an actual match as compared to sparring in the gym. As for adjustments, in reality Irene is still learning and sometimes up and comers are already there or they need time. Irene obviously needs more time.