Sunday, June 11th 2023, marks another thrilling night for mixed martial arts fans worldwide as the UFC 289 fight card is set to take the stage.
With the early prelims beginning at midnight BST on UFC FIGHT PASS, followed by the prelims at 1 AM BST on UFC FIGHT PASS, and the main card at 3 AM BST on BT Sport, there’s an action-packed night ahead for fight enthusiasts.
UFC 289 Main Card
Headlining the UFC 289 main card, we have a compelling match between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout. Nunes, the reigning two-division UFC women’s champion, was originally set to fight Julianna PeÃ±a.
However, due to PeÃ±a’s injury, Aldana stepped in as a replacement. Nunes, with an MMA record of 22-5, is confident of her victory against Aldana, who stands at 14-6. Nunes has praised Aldana, stating that she’s a better and more challenging fighter than PeÃ±a’‹.
Next on the main card, we have Charles Oliveira facing Beneil Dariush. Oliveira, with an MMA record of 33-9, previously lost his title to Islam Makhachev at UFC 280.
However, he’s now ready to reclaim his status. He sees the match against Dariush, who is on an eight-fight winning streak, as a stepping stone to a title rematch against Makhachev’‹.
Remaining Fights on the Main Card
Mike Malott and Adam Fugitt are also set to compete. Malott (9-1-1) has proven his mettle with two first-round finishes since joining the UFC.
He’ll be fighting on home soil and is expected to use his power to counter Fugitt’s actions. Fugitt (9-3) has shown resilience by bouncing back from a knockout in his UFC debut with a win over Yusaku Kinoshita. Fugitt is a fierce competitor, known for seeking a finish, whether through knockout or submission’‹.
Rounding out the main card are the bouts between Dan Ige and Nate Landwehr, and Eryk Anders and Marc-Andre Barriault.
The prelims for UFC 289 will feature Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis, Miranda Maverick vs Jasmine Jasudavicius, Aiemann Zahabi vs Aoriqileng, and Kyle Nelson vs Blake Bilder.
UFC 289 Early Prelims
Kicking off UFC 289 will be the early prelims with David Dvorak vs Stephen Erceg and Diana Belbita vs Maria Oliveira.
Here’s the full card at a glance:
- Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana – UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout
- Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush
- Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt
- Dan Ige vs Nate Landwehr
- Eryk Anders vs Marc-Andre Barriault
- Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis
- Miranda Maverick vs Jasmine Jasudavicius
- Aiemann Zahabi vs Aoriqileng
- Kyle Nelson vs Blake Bilder
- David Dvorak vs Stephen Erceg
- Diana Belbita vs Maria Oliveira
As we anticipate UFC 289, each fight card promises a night of intense action. From the early prelims to the main card, UFC 289 is shaping up to be an unforgettable event.