UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana

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UFC 289 was the seventh PPV event from UFC in the year 2023. The event was scheduled for June 10, 2023, at Rogers Center in Vancouver, Canada. It was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana.

Event Info

  • Date: June 10, 2023
  • Start Time: Early Prelims 7:00 pm ET, Prelims 8 pm ET, Main Card 10 pm ET
  • Location: Rogers Center, Vancouver, Canada



Main Event: Amanda Nunes(c) vs Irene Aldana

Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana UFC 289
  • Result: Amanda Nunes(c) won via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-43)
  • Records: Amanda Nunes(23-5-0), Irene Aldana(14-7-0)
  • Division/title: Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Weight: Amanda Nunes (135 lbs), Irene Aldana (135 lbs)
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Co-Main Event: Charles Oliveira vs Beniel Dariush

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush UFC 289
  • Result: Charles Oliveira won via TKO(punches) at 4:10 of round 1
  • Records: Charles Oliveira(34-9-0), Beniel Dariush(24-5-1)
  • Division/title: Lightweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Charles Oliveira (154 lbs), Beniel Dariush (156 lbs)
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Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt

Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt UFC 289
  • Result: Mike Malott won via submission(guillotine choke) at 1:06 of round 2
  • Records: Mike Malott (10-1-1), Adam Fugitt (9-4-0)
  • Division/title: Welterweight
  • Referee: Dan Miragliotta
  • Weight: Mike Malott (169.5 lbs), Adam Fugitt (170.75 lbs)
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Dan Ige vs Nate Landwehr

Nate Landwehr vs Dan Ige UFC 289
  • Result: Dan Ige won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Records: Dan Ige(17-6-0), Nate Landwehr(17-5-0)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Dan Ige (145.5 lbs), Nate Landwehr (144.25 lbs)
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Eryk Anders vs Marc-André Barriault

Eryk Anders vs. Marc-André Barriault UFC 289
  • Result: Marc-André Barriault won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Records: Eryk Anders(15-8-1), Marc-André Barriault(16-6-0)
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Jerin Valel
  • Weight: Eryk Anders (184.75 lbs), Marc-André Barriault (185 lbs)
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Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis

Nassourdine Imavov vs Chris Curtis UFC 289
  • Result: no contest (accidental headbutt) at 3:04 of round 2
  • Records: Nassourdine Imavov(12-4-0) vs Chris Curtis(30-10-0)
  • Division/title: Middleweight
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Weight: Nassourdine Imavov (185.5 lbs), Chris Curtis (185.25 lbs)
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Miranda Maverick vs Jasmine Jasudavicius

  • Result: Jasmine Jasudavicius won via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Records: Miranda Maverick(13-5-0), Jasmine Jasudavicius(9-2-0)
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Jerin Valel
  • Weight: Miranda Maverick (125.5 lbs), Jasmine Jasudavicius (124.25 lbs)
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Aiemann Zahabi vs Aoriqileng

Aoriqileng vs Aiemann Zahabi UFC 289
  • Result: Aiemann Zahabi won via KO at 1:04 of round 1
  • Records: Aiemann Zahabi(10-2-0), Aoriqileng(20-10-0)
  • Division/title: Bantamweight
  • Referee: John Cooper
  • Weight: Aiemann Zahabi (135.75 lbs), Aoriqileng (135 lbs)
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Blake Bilder vs Kyle Nelson

Aoriqileng vs Aiemann Zahabi UFC 289
  • Result: Kyle Nelson won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Records: Blake Bilder(8-1-1), Kyle Nelson(14-5-1)
  • Division/title: Featherweight
  • Referee: Sal Ram
  • Weight: Blake Bilder (145.5 lbs), Kyle Nelson (145 lbs)


Stephen Erceg vs David Dvorak

David Dvorak vs Stephen Erceg UFC 289
  • Result: Stephen Erceg won via unanimous decision(30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Records: Stephen Erceg (10-1-0), David Dvorak(16-8-0)
  • Division/title: Flyweight
  • Referee: Mitch Cadlick
  • Weight: Stephen Erceg (125.5 lbs), David Dvorak (125.5 lbs)
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Diana Belbiță vs Maria Oliveira

Diana Belbiță vs Maria Oliveira UFC 289
  • Result: Diana Belbiță won via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Records: Diana Belbiță(15-7-0), Maria Oliveira(13-7-0)
  • Division/title: Strawweight
  • Referee: Phil Koldyk
  • Weight: Diana Belbiță (114.5 lbs), Maria Oliveira (115.5 lbs)
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Reports from Meni Mayer and Skinny Bets had UFC 289 to take place in Canada. UFC officially announced on April 7, 2023, that Roger’s Arena in Vancouver, Canada would host the event.

A trilogy bout for UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena was announced to headline the event. Pena pulled out of the bout after suffering a ribs injury. Irene Aldana was earlier supposed to headline UFC Vegas 73 event against Raquel Pennington but was brought in to replace Pena in the main event title fight at UFC 289. Pennington was subsequently moved as the backup fighter for this title fight.

Charles Oliveira and Beniel Dariush clashed in the co-main event. This fight was earlier announced for UFC 288, but an injury to Oliveira postponed the bout to this event. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev.

Matt Schnell was supposed to face David Dvorak in the featured prelims bout. Schnell pull out of the bout due to an injury late in May. Stephen Erceg was supposed to debut at UFC Vegas 73 against Clayton Carpenter, but his bout was postponed to UFC Vegas 76 on July 1 due to Erceg’s visa issues. Carpenter later pulled out of the bout due to injury. After Schnell’s withdrawl, UFC booked Erceg to debut at UFC 289 against Dvorak.

Canceled or Postponed Bouts

  • Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena (Pena out due to ribs injury)
  • Stephen Thompson vs Michel Pereira (fight removed from the card due to unknown reason)
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Lucas Almeida(Dawodu withdrew with unknown reasons)
  • Matt Schnell vs David Dvorak(Schnell pulled out due to injury)
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus (Daukaus pulled out due to injury)


  • Stephen Erceg


A total of 3 fighters got Performance of the Night bonus and received $50,000 each. One fight from the main card was awarded Fight of the Night. The list of performance bonuses from UFC 289 is as below:

  • Fight of the Night- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Eryk Anders
  • Performance of the Night- Charles Oliveira, Mike Malott, and Stephen Erceg

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