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Reclaiming the UFC bantamweight title against Juliana Pena, Amanda Nunes is ready to resume her run as UFC’s top star. “The Lioness” defends the title against Irina Aldana at UFC 289 inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 10. 

In the first UFC event in Canada since 2019, Nunes was supposed to face Pena in a third fight, but the latter backed out due to broken ribs. The Nunes-Aldana card airs on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S.

Nunes made her pro debut in 2008. Competing for Strikeforce and Invicta, she joined the UFC in 2013. After losing to Cat Zingano in 2014, Nunes went on a 12-fight win streak that saw her beat the likes of Sarah McMann, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Raquel Pennington, Cris Cyborg, and Holly Holm. Nunes defeated Tate for the UFC bantamweight title in 2016, and in 2018 she knocked out Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title, becoming a double champion. 

At UFC 269, Pena overpowered Nunes, submitting her in the second round to win the belt. Nunes, the only fighter in the UFC to defend two belts while holding onto them simultaneously, regained the belt at UFC 277, which took place in July 2022. 

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Ranked fifth in the UFC’s bantamweight rankings, Aldana turned pro in 2012. A former challenger of the Invicta FC bantamweight title, “Robles” joined the UFC in 2016. Aldana is 7-4 with the promotion and on a two-fight win streak. The Mexican fighter last competed in September, when she defeated Macy Chiasson via KO. 

The co-main event will see Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush in a lightweight bout. Oliveira, a former UFC lightweight champion, won the belt in 2021 but lost it when he missed weight against Justin Gaethje in May 2022. In his last bout, competing for the vacant title, Oliveira was defeated by Islam Makhachev via submission. 

Dariush, ranked fourth in the lightweight rankings, is on an eight-fight winning streak. His last bout was in October when he beat Mateusz Gamrot. 

Here is all you need to know ahead of UFC 289, from time, channel, odds, card, and more. 

When is UFC 289: Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana?

  • Date: Saturday, June 10 | Sunday, June 11
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST 
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST (approx.)

UFC 289 takes place on June 10. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST. The UFC 289 main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST.

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Nunes and Aldana should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch UFC 289: Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. June 10 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. June 10 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. June 11 BT Sport
Australia Sun. June 11 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 289 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+. 

In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana PPV price: How much does UFC 289 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 289 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 289 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 289 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Where is UFC 289?

UFC 289 is in the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Home to the Vancouver Canucks, the arena can hold up to 19,000+ people.

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana betting odds for UFC 289

Per Bet MGM, Amanda Nunes is the -350 favorite, while Irena Aldana is the +275 underdog. 

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Amanda Nunes is the -310 favorite, while Irene Aldana is the +225 underdog.  

Amanda Nunes record, bio 

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Born: May 30, 1988
  • Height: 5-8
  • Reach: 69 inches
  • Total fights: 27
  • Record: 22-5 with 13 wins via knockout

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Irene Aldana record, bio

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: March 26, 1988
  • Height: 5-9
  • Reach: 69 inches
  • Total fights: 20
  • Record: 14-6 with 8 wins via knockout

UFC 289 fight card

Main card

  • Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Irene Aldana for the UFC bantamweight title
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush; Lightweights
  • Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt; Welterweights
  • Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr; Featherweights
  • Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders; Middleweights

Prelims

  • Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak; Flyweights
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Chris Daukaus; Light Heavyweights
  • Nassourdine Imavov vs. Chris Curtis; Middleweights
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Lucas Almeida; Featherweights

Early Prelims

  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aori Qileng; Bantamweights
  • Kyle Nelson vs. Blake Bilder; Featherweights
  • Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira; Strawweights
  • Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius; Flyweights

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