UFC 289: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Amanda Nunes Vs Irene Alda

We've got you covered as the UFC heads to Canada this weekend
07:01, 08 Jun 2023

Amanda Nunes defends her bantamweight title this weekend when she takes on Irene Alda at UFC 289 in Canada.

Nunes had originally been scheduled to face Julianna Pena in a trilogy fight but Pena was forced to withdraw from the bout in May after breaking her ribs. The Brazilian will now face Alda who has impressed on her last two outings, winning both inside the distance.

Meanwhile, there’s also a tasty lightweight showdown between Charles Oliveira, who is looking to bounce back from defeat at UFC 280, and Beneil Dariush to look forward to.

Here’s everything you need to know. 

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada

When: Saturday, June 10th 

How To Watch: BT Sport 1 will begin their coverage of UFC 289 at 1am Sunday morning in the UK. The main card will get underway at 3am with the main event expected at 6am. 

Tale Of The Tape: 


Place Of Birth: Pojuca, Bahia, Brazil

Age: 35

Alias: The Lioness

Record: 22-5

Height: 5’8’’

Reach: 69’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Nunes gained revenge over Julianna Pena with a unanimous decision win in their rematch at UFC 277 last July. 


Place Of Birth: Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Age: 35

Alias: Robles

Record: 14-6

Height: 5’9’’

Reach: 68’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Aldana stopped Yana Santos with a kick in the first round of their bout at UFC 279 in September 2022. 

What They Say:

Nunes: “I was ready for either one [Aldana or Pena]. My job is to defend the belt. Get ready, step in the cage and take my belt home with me. At the end of the day, I like to fight a good, respected opponent, too. Like Aldana. It’s going to be awesome, I can’t wait for this.”

Full Fight Card:

Amanda Nunes v Irene Aldana, UFC bantamweight title

Charles Oliveira v Beneil Dariush, lightweight 

Mike Malott v Adam Fugitt, welterweight

Dan Ige v Nate Landwehr, featherweight 

Marc-Andre Barriault v Eryk Anders, middleweight 

Preliminary card

Nassourdine Imavov v Chris Curtis, middleweight 

Khalil Rountree Jr v Chris Daukaus, light heavyweight 

Miranda Maverick v Jasmine Jasudavicius, flyweight 

Aiemann Zahabi v Aori Qileng, bantamweight 

Kyle Nelson v Blake Bilder, featherweight

Early preliminary card

David Dvorak v Stephen Erceg, flyweight 

Diana Belbita v Maria Oliveira, strawweight 

Betfred Odds:

Nunes: 1/3

Aldana: 9/4

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