June 5, 2023 3 min read


Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana UFC 289 Odds, Time, and Prediction

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana is the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title fight which will headline the UFC 289 event in Rogers Arena in Vancouver

Amanda Nunes is a double champion who was supposed to defend her UFC Women’s Bantamweight title against her archnemesis Juliana Pena, but “The Venezuelan Vixen” had to pull out because of an injury. Irene Aldana stepped in as her replacement and is determined to cause a sensation on Saturday.

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana Odds

Amanda Nunes-320
Irene Aldana+240

When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
  • Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
  • Time: ~10:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: PPV

Odds Moving Against the Champ

Amanda Nunes is arguably the best female fighter in history. She’s a double champ who lost just one fight in the last nine years. The loss happened to Juliana Pena two years ago, but “The Lioness” managed to get her revenge last year.

Obviously, the No. 1 fighter in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings is going to be the favorite against any opponent. However, we did witness her odds move against her. When the betting markets opened, Nunes was a -600 favorite, but now, just a few days before UFC 289, she’s a -320 favorite. Is this a red flag?

Perhaps, and it’s not because Nunes’ ability to fight has diminished; it’s because she’s fighting a very tough opponent on Saturday.

Can the +240 Underdog Stage an Upset at UFC 289?

Irene Aldana is big and strong and just loves fighting. She’s not afraid to throw all she has at her opponents, even if it means getting hit hard. So far, she’s been KO-ed only twice, and the last time it happened was in 2015 when she was still fighting under the banner of Invicta.

In the UFC, she’s without a single win inside the distance and she’s even fought one 5-round bout. It happened in 2020 when we saw Holly Holm beat her by a decision. Holm, who’s a fantastic boxer, got the win after taking the fight to the ground. She basically surprised Aldana by switching to wrestling and making a total of five takedowns in that fight. That’s more TDs than in any other fight Aldana’s fought so far.

But she’s learned her lesson. In the following fight, she allowed no TDs to Yana Santos. In her most recent fight, Aldana got taken down three times by Macy Chiasson but managed to do very well on the floor, even making two submission attempts along the way. In the end, she beat Chiasson by knockout.

Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana Prediction

Nunes is better than Aldana in pretty much every aspect of fighting except striking. But that might be crucial in Saturday’s fight. Aldana seems powerful enough to cause some serious problems to Nunes. We’re not sure if she can finish her, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she took the fight to distance and won by points.

Prediction: Irene Aldana to win


Jessie is our resident sports specialist with over 4 years of experience in sports journalism. She's worked with several prominent online sports news outlets in the past and has accrued specialist insight across a wide range of sports markets. Combined with her own love and excitement of sports, having competed at a national level during college, she aims to improve sports coverage value for our readers at GamblingNews.

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