The UFC makes its return to Canada with a big-time matchup for UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana.
Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. will be home to the MMA promotion’s 32nd trip to Canada and the 6th visit to Vancouver, with the last event taking place in the Great White North in 2019.
UFC 289 will be headlined by Bantamweight champion Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes will defend her title against Irene Aldana in the third fight of their trilogy. The co-main event of the 11-bout card will feature the return of Charles Oliveira.
At 22-5, Nunes is one of the most decorated fighters to step inside the Octagon and is the #1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world. She’s the reigning UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight champion with 13 career wins by knockout. In their first fight, Aldana (14-6), shocked the world after upsetting The Lioness and winning the Bantamweight title. Nunes reclaimed her championship in their second meeting.
Find out how to watch UFC 289, below.
When to Watch
The early prelims begin on Saturday, June 9, at 7:00 PM ET, with the prelims following at 8:00 PM ET, and the main card starting at 10:00 PM ET.
How to Watch
Subscribers to ESPN+ can watch all of Saturday’s fights inside the Octagon. Current subscribers can purchase Saturday’s fight for $79.99, and new subscribers can save 30% by purchasing UFC 289 and signing up for an ESPN+ Annual plan for $124.98.
If you purchase the fight on ESPN+, you’ll get early access to Episode 3 of The Ultimate Fighter 31: Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler.
Early Prelims – 7:00 PM ET
- David Dvořák vs. Stephen Erceg (Flyweight)
- Diana Belbiţă vs. Maria Oliveira (Women’s Strawweight)
Prelims – 8:00 PM ET
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Chris Curtis (Middleweight)
- Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (Women’s Flyweight)
- Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aori Qileng (Bantamweight)
- Kyle Nelson vs. Blake Bilder (Featherweight)
Main Card – Begins at 10:00 PM ET
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Irene Aldana (Women’s Bantamweight)
- Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush (Lightweight)
- Mike Malott vs. Adam Fugitt (Welterweight)
- Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr (Featherweight)
- Marc-André Barriault vs. Eryk Anders (Middleweight)
Don’t miss a second of Saturday’s fights inside the Octagon by purchasing UFC 289 on ESPN+.