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Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana staredown video from UFC 289 press conference

This weekend (Sat., June 10, 2023) at UFC 289, the arguably best female fighter of all time looks to defend one of her two UFC titles inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Headlining the event will be the women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes, who attempts to defend her 135-pound title for the first time since Dec. 2019, facing Mexican knockout artist, Irene Aldana. The Lobo Gym staple intends on shocking the world just like her teammate, Alexa Grasso, did in March 2023 against Flyweight queenpin, Valentina Shevchenko. The co-main event will likely decide the next Lightweight title challenger as the former champion, Charles Oliveira, finally collides with red-hot top contender, Beneil Dariush.

Also in attendance at today’s (Thurs., June 8, 2023) pre-fight press conference was rising Canadian Welterweight prospect, Mike Malot, who seeks his fifth straight win by taking out Adam Fugitt.

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MASSIVE MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Sydney, Australia, for the first time in five years on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023, with a 185-pound world title fight inside Qudos Bank Arena. In the ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight roost-ruler, Israel Adesanya, plans to silence No. 5-seeded contender, Sean Strickland. In UFC 293’s hard-hitting Heavyweight co-main event, No-6-ranked fan favorite, Tai Tuivasa, locks horns with towering Russian, Alexander Volkov (No. 8).

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

Before Malott vs. Fugitt, Featherweight bangers, Dan Ige and Nate “The Train” Landwehr wage war in what has all the potential to be “Fight of the Night.”

Opening the main card will be another Canadian hopeful, Middleweight’s Marc Andre-Barriault, who looks to build off his big Julian Marquez technical knockout in March 2023 by taking out Eryk Anders. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 289 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the early “Prelims” matches at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, followed by the remaining “Prelims” undercard balance at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, before the final PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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