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Aleksandra Albu

AGE

28

RECORD

6-1-0

REACH

64

HEIGHT

5'2"

WEIGHT

115LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

RED FURY FIGHT TEAM/MMA-KEGI

HOMETOWN

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT FEBRUARY 2019 UFC ON ESPN 1 – VS EMILY WHITMIRE

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Whitmire takes the center. Albu comes out aggressive as she starts exploding with the straight punches! Whitmire times the entry on the double leg and slams Albu down to the mat! Whitmire is in the closed guard. Albu is scrambling from the bottom. Whitmire stands up. Albu explodes back to her feet but Whitmire immediately grabs the body lock and takes the back! Whitmire sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Albu is trying to defend!!! It looks tight!!! Albu taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2017 UFC 214 – VS KAILIN CURRAN

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Albu comes out aggressive and immediately fires a quick one-two and lands! She follows the attacks with the clinch against the fence. She separates and explodes with a  couple of hard punches! Big right hand lands for Albu! Currans spots the danger and pushes for a clinch! Albu is busy with the knees to the head. She is looking sharp early. Curran separates. Big head kick lands for Albu! She follows with a hard right two combination! 1st min in, Albu pulls the guard, Interesting decision. She shoots for a leg lock! Curran is defending well. She lands a couple of hard right hands and takes the back of Albu! Albu scrambles and gets the guard back. Curran has a hard time creating some space for the punches. Nice elbow lands for Curran. Albu sees the chance and manages to stand up. Big knee to the body lands for Albu! She presses forward and lands a left hook! She is throwing volume! Halfway in, Curran initiates the clinch. Albu pulls a wizard and gets the takedown! Curran stands up but eats a hard right hand! Albu is throwing power early in the fight.  A big step in left hook lands for Albu! She is dominating the fight. Curran steps in and initiates the clinch against the fence. Curran is looking like a more relaxed fighter. Albu is trying to separate. Albu separates and takes the center. She moves in and lands a right hand. 1 min to go, big kick to the body lands for Albu! She follows with the clinch and trips Curran with a body lock. Albu postures and lands a couple of hard punches! She is very aggressive! Curran stays calm. She scrambles her way back to her feet. They are in the clinch against the fence. Albu reverses the clinch position as the round ends. 10-9 Albu

Rd 2 – Albu slowly takes the center. She moves in and lands a right hand. Curran is setting up her kicks. She is still searching for her range. Nice right hook to the body lands for Curran. Albu establishes the jab. She closes the distance with the one-two but Currant blocks. 1st min in, Albu is more patient in this round. Curran pushes with a jab. Albu clinches and lands a couple of hard knees to the body. Albu separates and starts exploding with the punches! Nice right hands are landing for Albu. Currant initiates the clinch. Albu takes the body lock and judo throws Curran to the mat! Albu postures up and starts unloading with the punches! Curran pushes her hips and manages to explode back to her feet. Curran starts letting her hands go!!! Big shots are landing for Curran! Albu clinches. She judo throws Curran once again and takes the half guard position. Halfway in, Curran gets her guard back. Albu is displaying great wrestling skills in this fight. Curran tries to stay busy from the bottom. Big up kick lands for Curran! That was illegal! The referee stops the fight. The fight continues. Curran sees the chance and explodes back to her feet. Curran initiates the clinch. Albu reverses the clinch and starts landing nice short elbows. Her Muay Thai is very dangerous. Curran separates. Albu presses forward. She starts landing a hard kick to the body! She follows them with the straight punches. 1 min to go, Big right hand lands for Albu! Curran stays in her face. She is taking a lot of damage. Stiff jabs are landing for Albu! She follows with another right. Curran wakes up and lands a right counter! 10-9 Albu

 

Rd 3 – Albu continues with the pressure. Curran is light on her feet. Stiff jabs are landing for Curran! She follows with a couple of kicks. Curran is the aggressor. She moves in with the punches and lands a big right hand! Curran is all over Albu! She initiates the clinch against the fence! Albu separates. She is marching forward with the punches. Curran is counter well. Both fighters are slowing down. Nice right hand lands for Curran! Albu returns the right hand. Curran is walking Albu down. She is looking like a fresher fighter. 1st min in, Albu explodes with the right hand and lands! Another one lands for Albu! Curran returns the fire and lands a right hook! Both fighters are swinging like crazy. Curran is dropping her hands low! Curran clinches. Albu tries to trip Curran but ends up on the bottom! Curran is in the side control position! Albu is looking exhausted. Albu gets the half guard back. Halfway in, Curran is landing with the right hand. Albu has a hard time getting back to her feet. She is controlling the posture form the bottom. Curran postures and lands a couple of hammer fists. She stands and lands a hard leg kick! Curran jumps right back into the guard position! Curran is dominating the last round. Albu is breathing heavily. Big elbow lands for Curran! 1 min to go, Curran is landing hard punches! Big left lands for Curran! Albu explodes back to her feet! Curran lands a stiff jab! She is destroying Albu! Albu catches the kick and scores a takedown! Great move by Albu! Curran sees the chance and explodes back to her feet. Albu follows her with the clinch. Curran trips her down to the mat and finishes the fight in a top position. 10-9 Curran

WATCH FIGHT

APRIL 2015 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 64 – VS IZABELA BADUREK

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Albu comes out aggressive and lands a couple of stiff jabs. Nice right hand lands for Albu. She is throwing power early. Badurek is setting up her timing. Nice overhand right partially lands for Badurek! She is moving on the outside and looking for a counter. Badurek moves forward and initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Albu has an under hook. She reverses the clinch position. Badurek spins the clinch around. Fighters are exchanging the positions. Badurek starts landing knees. Albu is working for a separation. Both fighters re passive in the clinch. Albu is looking calm and relaxed. She is not wasting her energy. The referee warns the fighters to work. Badurek looking for a level change. Halfway in, She grabs the single leg but Albu shows her great balance. Albu separates for a moment and lands a right hand. Badurek is committed to a single leg. Albu is displaying great takedown defense. She separates from the clinch and lands a stiff jab. Badurek is bouncing on the outside. She initiates the clinch once again. Albu tries to judo throw Badurek but Badurek defends. 1 min to go, Badurek is putting strong pressure on Albu. Albu has a hard time separating from the clinch. Albu reverses the clinch position and starts working for a trip. 10-9 Badurek

 

Rd 2- Albu comes out aggressive and immediately takes the center. She is slowly walking Badurek down. Stiff jab lands for Albu! Badurek presses forward and initiates the clinch. Albu separates and explodes with a 3 punch combo! She is looking sharp. Badurek initiates the clinch once again but finds herself against the fence. 1st min in, Albu is trying to get some space for the elbows. The referee warns the fighters to work again. Albu separates but Badurek immediately clinches. Albu separates. Both fighters exchange jabs. Both fighters are passive. Halfway in, Badurek is already slowing down. Albu is patient. She lands a nice right hand. Badurek level changes but Albu sees it coming and escapes. Nice right hand lands for Albu! Albu explodes with the punches! Badurek clinches. Albu is outboxing Badurek. She presses forward and lands a right hand. Badurek level changes and scores a double leg takedown! Albu immediately sets up the guillotine choke!!! Badurek immediately taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

4 MATCHES 3 WINS 1 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 1 0
SUBMISSION 1 1
DECISION 1 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Albu is a talented standup fighter with very good grappling skills.
  • She is a black belt in Karate.
  • Before stepping into the MMA, she was competing in the Karate, cross fit and bodybuilding tournaments.
  • Albu is a high pace fighter. She is putting strong pressure on her opponents from the beginning of the fight.
  • However, she has a tendency to burst herself out as seen against Curran.
  • Her standup is very good. She is constantly pressing forward and unloading with the straight punches.
  • She is very accurate and everything she throws has a lot of power behind.
  • Her wrestling offense was perfect against Curran. She likes to score her takedowns with the judo throws.
  • Her wrestling defense is also very good as we saw against Badurek. However, her defense was not on point against Whitmire.
  • On the mat, Albu is setting up her submissions very quickly as seen against Badurek.
  • She had a hard time finding the way back to her feet against Whitmire and Curran.