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UFC 289 headed to Vancouver on June 10 for promotion’s official return to Canada

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited return to Canada this June, but it won’t go down from Calgary, Alberta.

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OCTAGON RETURNS TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Canada for the first time in almost four years when it hosts UFC 289 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sat., June 10, 2023. In UFC 289’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, women’s Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, will lock horns with No. 5-ranked 135-pound contender, Irene Aldana, while former Lightweight kingpin and current No. 1-seeded contender, Charles Oliveira, battles No. 4-ranked Beneil Dariush in the co-feature with 155-pound title implications on the line.

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Instead, the promotion will return to the Great White North and stage UFC 289 on June 10 from inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. It will mark the first event for UFC north of the border in nearly four years. Oddly enough, Vancouver was the last stop in Canada for the promotion when Justin Gaethje headlined an event opposite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Sept. 2019.

Despite reports that the next event could take place in Calgary an announcement was made Friday afternoon that puts UFC 289 on target for Vancouver. UFC president Dana White broke the news via Instagram. Check it out below:

While the UFC 289 fight card remains a work in the progress the following bouts are expected to take place:

170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira
125 lbs.: Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
185 lbs.: Eryk Anders vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
115 lbs.: Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira
145 lbs.: Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson
125 lbs.: Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak
145 lbs.: Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 289 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 289: “Nunes vs. Aldana” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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