Ultimate Fighter alum Aisling Daly missed out on the last UFC trip to Ireland while competing on the reality series.
Saturday, she showed up in Dublin and dominated Ericka Almeida, scoring a victory at UFC Fight Night 76.
“It was heartbreaking (to miss that card),” she said. “I wasn’t going to miss this one.”
Daly (16-6) has now gone 2-1 over three Octagon appearances, rebounding from an April decision loss to Randa Markos. Overall, she is 3-4 in her last seven, but the losses came to likes of Barb Honchak, veteran Rosi Sexton and Katja Kankaanpaa.
“I was a little disappointed (in missing the last UFC Ireland card),” she said. “Nobody knew who I was. I came (Saturday) to impress.”