UFC 289 went down at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday night, marking the promotion’s return to Canada for the first time since 2019. Amanda Nunes put her bantamweight title on the line in the headliner clash against Irene Aldana.
‘The Lioness’ absolutely schooled Aldana over the course of twenty five minutes, picking up a dominant unanimous decision win. Nunes subsequently hung up her gloves for good, bidding farewell to the sport with a 22-5 record.
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The co-main event of the night featured former champion Charles Oliveira against perennial contender Beneil Dariush in a title eliminator. Oliveira made more than a strong case for another title shot by starching ‘Benny’ in the very first round.
Canadian homeboy Mike Malott took on Adam Fugitt in a welterweight clash at UFC 289. ‘Proper’ hurt Fugitt with the very first kick he threw and eventually eased his way into a second-round submission win.
Featherweight slugger Dan Ige put on yet another power-packed performance to pick up a decision win over fellow crowd favorite Nate Landwehr.
Another Canadian, Marc-Andre Barriault secured an emphatic decision win in a Fight of the Night clash against Eryk Anders to start off the UFC 289 main-card action.
UFC 289: Nunes vs. Aldana full card results
Amanda Nunes def. Irene Aldana via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-43)
Charles Oliveira def. Beneil Dariush via TKO (4:10 of Round 1)
Mike Malott def. Adam Fugitt via submission (guillotine choke) (1:06 of Round 2)
Dan Ige def. Nate Landwehr via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Marc-Andre Barriault def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nassourdine Imavov vs. Chris Curtis ends in No Contest due to accidental clash of heads (3:04 of Round 2)
Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aiemann Zahabi def. Aoriqileng via KO (1:04 of Round 1)
Kyle Nelson def. Blake Bilder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Early Preliminary Card
Stephen Erceg def. David Dvorak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Diana Belbita def. Maria Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)