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UFC 289 Nunes vs Aldana Odds: Nunes is the Biggest Betting Favorite

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Published June 9, 2023
11 min read
  • The UFC returns to Canada for the first time since 2019
  • Irene Aldana replaces Julianna Pena in the bantamweight title main event
  • Top-5 lightweights vie for a title shot in the co-main event

UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana

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Fighter

Odds

(C) Amanda Nunes

-325
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Irene Aldana

+270
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Fighter

Odds

Charles Oliveira

+125
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Beneil Dariush

-145
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Fighter

Odds

Mike Malott

-210
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Adam Fugitt

+180
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Fighter

Odds

Dan Ige

-250
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Nate Landwehr

+210
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Fighter

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Marc-Andre Barriault

-150
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Eryk Anders

+130
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UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana - Picks & Predictions

(C) Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana - Women’s bantamweight championship

Irene Aldana (+270)

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush - Lightweight division

Beneil Dariush (-145)

Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt - Welterweight division

Mike Malott (-210)

Dan Ige vs Nate Landwehr - Featherweight division

Nate Landwehr (+210)

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Eryk Anders - Middleweight division

Marc-Andre Barriault (-150)

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UFC 289 Nunes vs Aldana Odds

Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana - Women’s Bantamweight Championship

Amanda Nunes

TALE OF THE TAPE

Irene Aldana

35

Age

35

5 ft 8 in

Height

5 ft 9 in

69 in

Reach

69 in

22-5

Record

14-6

Originally slated to take on Julianna Pena in a trilogy bout where both women are 1-1, Amanda Nunes had her opponent switched after Pena pulled out due to suffering broken ribs.

The consensus G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) in women’s mixed martial arts now finds herself taking on Irene Aldana in the UFC 289 main event for the women’s bantamweight title. 

Aldana is one of the few, fresh challengers left for Amanda Nunes in a division she has practically cleared out long ago. 

Aldana has won her last two fights in a row - impressively both by finish. She earned a first-round TKO win over Yana Santos at UFC 264 and followed that performance up recently with a third-round knockout of Macy chiasson at UFC 279 last September.

As hinted at earlier, Nunes’ last two fights took place against Julianna Pena. In one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Pena submitted Nunes in the second-round of their UFC 269 main event - snapping her 12-fight winning streak and taking her bantamweight title.

However the two rematched at UFC 277 last July and Nunes regained her title with an absolutely dominant five-round performance.

These two main event fighters stand at equal height and will have an equal reach. Nunes is listed as the -325 favorite. She is the biggest betting favorite on the main card but we can’t help but notice that she’s not listed as high as we usually see her.

To find out how to place your bets for this women’s bantamweight title main event, check out our ultimate UFC betting guide to get started.

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush - Lightweight division

Charles Oliveira

TALE OF THE TAPE

Beneil Dariush

33

Age

34

5 ft 10 in

Height

5 ft 10 in

74 in

Reach

72 in

33-9, 1 no-contest

Record

22-4-1

Ranked as the number-one contender in the lightweight division and holding the UFC records for most submission wins and most finishes, former champion Charles Oliveira anticipates another shot at the title with a win over his opponent this Saturday.

His opponent, Beneil Dariush, is ranked at number four in the lightweight division and - like Oliveira - also anticipates a long-awaited lightweight title shot following a win this weekend. 

Dariush is currently on an eight-fight winning streak - a streak that includes wins over Drew Dober, Tony Ferguson, and most recently, Mateusz Gamrot. He has two knockouts and two submission wins during this win streak of his. 

Oliveira, a third-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, was on an 11-fight winning streak before his most recent bout where he fought Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title. Oliveira was submitted by Makhachev in the second-round of their UFC 280 main event last October.

Both men stand at equal height but Oliveira will have a two-inch advantage in reach. But the former champion, who has also struggled with weight cutting issues, finds himself listed as the +125 underdog for this bout against Dariush.

Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt - Welterweight Division

Mike Malott

TALE OF THE TAPE

Adam Fugitt

31

Age

34

6 ft 1 in

Height

6 ft 1 in

73 in

Reach

77 in

9-1-1

Record

9-3

Canadian and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Mike Malott makes his third UFC appearance this Saturday and is already 2-0 with the promotion.

After winning his debut via TKO over Mickey Gall, Malott submitted Yohan Lainesse in the first-round of their bout this past February.

Adam Fugitt is 1-1 under the UFC banner but is coming off of a first-round TKO win over Yusaku Kinoshita that also took place this past February.

These two fighters stand at an equal height but Fugitt will have a noticeable four-inch reach advantage. 

Despite this, the Canadian crowd favorite Malott is listed as a -210 favorite to win.

Dan Ige vs Nate Landwehr - Featherweight Division

Dan Ige

TALE OF THE TAPE

Nate Landwehr

31

Age

34

5 ft 7 in

Height

5 ft 9 in

71 in

Reach

72 in

16-6

Record

17-4

Power-puncher Dan Ige hopes to earn his second win in a row after having recently snapped a three-fight losing streak with his second-round knockout of Damon Jackson this past January.

Standing opposite Ige this Saturday will be Nate Landwehr - a fighter who is currently on a three-fight winning streak that includes two submission finishes.

Landwehr most recently tapped out Austin Lingo in the second round of their UFC on ESPN fight two months ago.

Landwehr will stand two inches taller than Ige and will have a slight reach advantage as well. 

However, Landwehr’s two UFC losses have come via knockout and the power behind Ige’s punches seem to have helped sway oddsmakers into listing Ige as the -250 favorite.

Marc-Andre Barriault vs Eryk Anders - Middleweight Division

Marc-Andre Barriault

TALE OF THE TAPE

Eryk Anders

33

Age

36

6 ft 1 in

Height

6 ft 1 in

73 in

Reach

75 in

15-6, 1 no-contest

Record

15-7, 1 no-contest

The main card of UFC 289 will kick off with two fighters who are 2-2 in their last four fights and who are both coming off of recent wins. 

Canada’s Marc-Andre Barriault recently defeated Julian Marquez via second-round TKO at UFC 285 this past March.

Eryk Anders is also coming off of a TKO win. He stopped Kyle Daukaus in the second round of their UFC on ESPN bout last December. 

Anders will enter the cage this Saturday with more UFC experience and a two-inch reach advantage. But the younger Barriault is the one listed as the -150 favorite.

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How to Watch UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana

  • LOCATION: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 10
  • TIME: 10 PM EST
  • HOW: PPV, UFC Fight Pass, ESPN+
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