UFC 289: ‘Nunes vs. Aldana’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - June 10, 2023

The Octagon returns to Canada for tonight’s UFC 289 event, an eleven-bout fight card headlined by Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana.

Amanda Nunes, Irene Aldana, UFC 289, Results, UFC

Nunes (22-5 MMA) was originally slated to have a trilogy fight with Julianna Pena at tonight’s event, but ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ was forced to withdraw from the contest due to injury. ‘The Lioness’ of course defeated Pena to reclaim the women’s bantamweight world title in her most recent effort at UFC 277.

Meanwhile, Irene Aldana (14-6 MMA) will enter the evenings headliner sporting a two-fight win streak, this after earning Octagon victories over Yana Santos and Macy Chiasson. The 35-year-old will be getting her first opportunity at UFC gold this evening.

UFC 289 is co-headlined by a highly anticipated lightweight scrap featuring former champion Charles Oliveira taking on Beneil Dariush.

Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush

Oliveira (33-9 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a submission loss to Islam Makhachev last October at UFC 280 in a fight for the undisputed lightweight world title. Prior to that setback, ‘Do Bronx’ had put together a sensational eleven-fight win streak which included victories over Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

Meanwhile, Beneiel Dariush (22-4-1 MMA) will enter UFC 289 sporting an eight-fight win streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Mateusz Gamrot in October of last year. The 34-year-old has not tasted defeat since being knocked out by Alexander Hernandez in March of 2018.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC 289 Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10pm EST)

Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Irene Aldana (135) – Nunes def. Aldana by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-43)

Charles Oliveira (154) vs. Beneil Dariush (156) – Oliviera def. Dariush via TKO at 4:10 of Round 1 (WATCH)

Adam Fugitt (170.75) vs. Mike Malott (169.5) – Malott def. Fugitt via submission (guillotine) at 1:06 of Round 2

Dan Ige (145.5) vs. Nate Landwehr (144.25) – Ige def. Landwehr by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Eryk Anders (184.75) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (185) – Barriault def. Anders by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

UFC 289 Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+, 8pm EST)

Chris Curtis (185.25) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (185.5) – Ruled a no-contest following an accidental clash of heads.

Jasmine Jasudavicius (125.25) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.5) – Jasudavicius def. Maverick by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Aori Qileng (135) vs. Aiemann Zahabi (135.75) – Zahabi def. Qileng via KO at 1:04 of Round 1

Blake Bilder (145.5) vs. Kyle Nelson (145) – Nelson def. Bilder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC 289 Early Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+, 7pm EST)

David Dvorak (125.5) vs. Stephen Erceg (125.5) – Erceg def. David Dvorak by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Diana Belbita (114.5) vs. Maria Oliveira (115.5) – Belbita der. Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27

Who are you picking to win tonight’s UFC fights in Vancouver?

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM


Amanda Nunes Beneil Dariush Charles Oliveira Irene Aldana UFC UFC 289