Amanda Nunes looks to build on her second stint as UFC women's bantamweight queen as the Brazilian champion travels to Canada for UFC 289 on Saturday, June 10. Irene Aldana, riding the high of a banner year for Mexican UFC fighters, stands in her way.
Nunes returns to action for the first time in 11 months after reclaiming the women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena. Nunes and Pena were originally set to complete their trilogy, but an injury suffered by Pena opened the door for Aldana. Nunes has ruled the women's bantamweight and featherweight divisions with an iron fist, serving as dual champion and avenging her only loss in eight years.
Aldana looks to follow in the footsteps of Brandon Moreno, Yair Rodriguez and Alexa Grasso, the first and only three Mexican UFC champions, all of whom won title fights this year. Aldana is coming off wins stoppage wins against Macy Chiasson and Yana Kunitskaya.
UFC 289 is generally light on star power as it leans on a tremendous co-main event. Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira meets streaking contender Beneil Dariush in a fight expected to determine the next challenger for reigning lightweight champ Islam Makhachev. Oliveira's loss to Makhachev snapped a memorable 11-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Dariush is in rare form with eight straight wins.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 289 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.
UFC 289 fight card, odds
- Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana, women's bantamweight championship
- Beneil Dariush -120 vs. Charles Oliveira +100, lightweights
- Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt, welterweights
- Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr, featherweights
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Chris Daukaus, light heavyweights
- Kyle Nelson vs. Blake Bilder, featherweights
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Chris Curtis, middleweights
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders, middleweights
- Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak, flyweights
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Lucas Almeida, featherweights
- Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius, women's flyweights
- Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng, bantamweights
- Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira, women's strawweights
UFC 289 info
- Date: June 10
- Location: Rogers Arena -- Vancouver, Canada
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV