UFC 289 Full Card Preview, Odds, and Schedule

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The biggest MMA stars of today head north of the border this weekend as UFC 289 takes over Rogers Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. As usual, the UFC has something for everyone on the pay-per-view’s card, ensuring that there will never be a dull moment.

Nunes vs Aldana to Headline UFC 289

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (22-5) puts her title on the line against the always-impressive Irene Aldana (14-6). Nunes was originally scheduled to defend the gold in a third consecutive meeting with Julianna Pena, however, the latter broke her ribs back in May, resulting in Aldana taking Pena’s place. Only time will tell how Nunes handles her replacement opponent.

With so much to take in ahead of the festivities, Betting News is making your life easier. Here’s a look at the full UFC 289 card, complete with the latest betting odds and all of the event information that you need to know.

UFC 289 Event Details

When is UFC 289?

UFC 289 will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Where is UFC 289?

UFC 289 will take place at Rogers Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

What time does UFC 289 start?

  • UFC 289 Early Prelims Card: 7 p.m. ET
  • UFC 289 Preliminary Card Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Start Time of UFC 289’s Main Card: 10 p.m. ET

How can I watch UFC 289?

The early prelims action can be viewed through the UFC Fight Pass. Following that, the UFC 289 preliminary card airs on both ESPN and ESPN+ before the main card takes place on ESPN+ and through pay-per-view providers.

UFC 289 Main Card and Odds (Odds as of Monday, June 5)

The UFC 289 odds listed below are via BetOnline Sportsbook.

UFC 289 Main Event: Amanda Nunes (-390) vs. Irene Aldana (+280)

Nunes has been one of the most dominant fighters that the UFC has ever seen. After all, she’s the first woman fighter to hold two championships in as many divisions and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.

“The Lioness” has gone 13-1 in her last 14 fights, taking out her opponents in a variety of ways. At one point, Nunes racked up 12 consecutive victories, winning five of those fights by knockout, four by decision, and three by submission.

She looked unstoppable until she suffered a submission loss to Pena at UFC 269, losing the bantamweight championship in the process. Nevertheless, Nunes didn’t stay down for long, bouncing back by recapturing the gold (by unanimous decision) in her most recent outing at UFC 277.

On the other hand, you have Aldana, who’s never challenged for gold ahead of UFC 289. The 35-year-old veteran has had her fair share of ups and downs during her UFC tenure, going 7-4 over 11 fights since 2016.

Having said that, Aldana has put things together lately. She’s gone 4-1 in her last three fights, having finished three of those opponents. She heads into Canada off back-to-back knockout wins over Yana Kunitskaya and Macy Chiasson, making it interesting to see if Aldana has what it takes to score a major upset win.

UFC 289 Co-Main Event: Charles Oliveira (+124) vs. Beneil Dariush (-160)

UFC 289 also features a thrilling co-main event as Charles Oliveira (33-9, 1NC) collides with Beneil Dariush (22-4-1) in lightweight action.

Oliveira caught a lot of attention from June 2018 to May 2022, winning 11 consecutive fights over that stretch. One fight saw him defeat Michael Chandler for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 262, followed by two successful defenses before losing to Islam Makhachev by submission at UFC 280.

Meanwhile, Dariush heads into the weekend on an eight-fight winning streak. He finished four of those opponents (two by KO, two by submission), but has won his last three outings by points. Dariush’s latest win saw him defeat Mateusz Gamrot by unanimous decision.

Welterweight: Mike Malott (-235) vs. Adam Fugitt (+180)

Mike Malott (9-1-1) puts his five-fight winning streak on the line when he faces Adam Fugitt (9-3) at Rogers Place.

Malott has dominated the competition during his winning streak. Each of his opponents over that stretch couldn’t make it past Round 1 as three were submitted while the other two were knocked out. He earned ‘performance of the night’ honors in his most recent submission win over Yohan Lainesse.

Fugitt, meanwhile, looks to make a name for himself. The Eugene, OR native was knocked out by Michael Morales in his UFC debut, but managed to bounce back with a solid first-round TKO victory over Yusaku Kinoshita back in February.

Featherweight: Dan Ige (-260) vs. Nate Landwehr (+196)

Dan Ige (16-6) aims for more positive momentum in his featherweight clash with Nate Landwehr (17-4) at UFC 289.

For a while, it looked as if Ige was on his way out the door when he lost three consecutive fights between 2021 and 2022. Fortunately, he turned things around for himself when he knocked Damon Jackson out during the second round of their UFC Vegas 67 bout.

Although he’s the underdog, it’s important to forget that Landwehr has won his latest three outings. The former M-1 Featherweight Champion has submission wins over Ludovit Klein and Austin Lingo in his last three fights, being deemed the ‘performer of the night’ in both tilts.

Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault (-156) vs. Eryk Anders (+122)

Marc-Andre Barriault (15-6, 1NC) hopes to impress his fellow Canadians when he squares off against Eryk Anders (15-7, 1NC) in the coming days.

While Barriault has experienced highs and lows over the years, he’s been the victor in four of his last six matchups. He’s finished off two of his last three opponents, most recently TKO’ing Julian Marquez at UFC 285.

Meanwhile, Anders’ UFC career hasn’t gone exactly as planned. He’s 4-6 with a no-contest in his last 10 fights, only winning consecutive outings twice over that stretch. Having said that, he heads into Vancouver following a knockout win over Kyle Daukaus in his latest fight.

UFC 289 Preliminary Card

Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov (-146) vs. Chris Curtis (+114)

Nassourdine Imavov (12-4) returns to the middleweight division when he faces Chris Curtis (30-10) Saturday night.

Although Imavov most recently lost a light heavyweight fight to Sean Strickland, it’s wise to make note that he’s won his last three middleweight bouts (including two by TKO). On the other side, Curtis has lost twice in his previous three bout with both losses coming by points.

Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick (-320) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (+235)

Miranda Maverick (11-4) and Jasmine Jasudavicius (8-2) are scheduled for a flyweight showdown at UFC 289.

Maverick is an impressive 7-2 in her last nine fights and has won back-to-back outings, most recently overcoming Shanna Young by points seven months ago. She’s trying to shut down Canadian fan-favorite Jasudavicius, who’s coming off a unanimous decision win over Gabriella Fernandes.

Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi (+106) vs. Aori Qileng (-136)

An intriguing bantamweight collision pits Aiemann Zahabi (9-2) head-to-head against Aori Qileng (24-9).

Zahabi — who hails from Laval, Quebec — is gunning for his third consecutive victory after beating Ricky Turcios by unanimous decision last July. Standing in his way is Aori, who’s won back-to-back fights over Cameron Else (by TKO) and Jay Perrin (by unanimous decision) since returning to the bantamweight class.

Featherweight: Kyle Nelson (+186) vs. Blake Bilder (-245)

Kyle Nelson (13-5-1) prays that his fortunes are reversed when he takes on Blake Bilder (8-0-1) in a featherweight scrap.

Nelson’s UFC career has been nothing short of a disaster, going 1-4-1 in six fights. He couldn’t get the job done in his latest outing, fighting Choi Doo-ho to a majority draw four months ago. Meanwhile, Bilder rides into the weekend on a six-fight winning streak, which saw him edge out Shane Young by points in his latest appearance.

UFC 289 Early Prelims Card

Flyweight: David Dvorak (TBD) vs. Steve Erceg (TBD)

David Dvorak (20-5) hopes to turn things around when he (hopefully) faces Steve Erceg (9-1) in UFC 289 early preliminary fun.

Dvorak is in unfamiliar territory, heading into the pay-per-view having lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his MMA career. Erceg, meanwhile, has won seven consecutive matchups (five by submission, two by decision, one by KO). It remains to be seen if the 27-year-old Australian will even be able to fight, though, as visa issues have delayed his UFC debut in the past.

Women’s Strawweight: Diana Belbita (-102) vs. Maria Oliveira (-125)

Time will tell if Diana Belbita (14-7) can out her losing ways in the rearview in a strawweight showdown with Maria Oliveira (13-6), who’s also struggling to find consistency.

Belbita has lost more than she’s won, dropping to 1-3 in her past four fights following a unanimous decision loss to Gloria de Paula at UFC Vegas 48. On the flip side, Oliveira has lost two of three fights since joining the UFC, including losing to Vanessa Demopoulos by points back in November.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

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