Arena: Rogers Arena.
On June 11, Vancouver will host UFC 289, the main event of which will be the women's bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Until recently, it was believed that Amanda Nunes was invincible, and there were reasons for that. No one could point out her mistakes and gaps in technique. Her stats are the most impressive in women's MMA (there are scalps of Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Chris Cyborg, etc).
But in December 2021, the world turned upside down. Something happened to Amanda, and Julianna Peña, who was dumbfounded by it, became champion. But her happiness didn't last long; a rematch occurred six months later, and everything was back to where it should be. But the residue remained - Nunes, as it turned out, was a woman of flesh and blood, not a terminator.
Irene Aldana is undoubtedly not a terminator, either. It's one of the mediocre members of the division, but her last two wins have been awesome. In the summer of 2021, she finished Yana Kunitskaya in the first round, and last year she did something unbelievable against Macy Chiasson.
In the third round, when her strength was almost gone, and Chiasson was closer to winning, Aldana was down. Pushing her opponent away, Irene sent an up-kick right into her liver, with herself on her back and Chiasson on her feet.
Expert Betting Tips
Before the first fight, conservative voices said that Julianna could make some competition for Amanda. Before the bout with Irene Aldana, there was nothing like that. That's because even the most devoted fans of the Mexican understand that she has nothing to lose here. The phrases "this is MMA, and anything is possible here" in this particular case are irrelevant. Amanda Nunez is much better, both in standing and physique. She had already suffered sensational defeat, made conclusions, and worked on her mistakes. She won't get into this trouble a second time.