Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions (UFC 289, June 10)
Less than a year after reclaiming her Bantamweight title, Amanda Nunes returns to Canada, where she defends her crown against Irene Aldana. The Brazilian is the only fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship to be a two-time dual Champion, and she would be looking to extend her title on Saturday. This is Irene Aldana’s biggest fight to date, and she can end Amanda Nunes’ dominance in the UFC alongside stamping her authority in the Bantamweight division.
UFC 289 Main Event: Key Details
The fight is scheduled to take place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The UFC 289 main event begins at 3:00 a.m., and they would be competing under the Ultimate Fighting Championship card 289.
|UFC 289 Main Event, for UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship
|Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|June 10, 2023
|From 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday
Why not Nunes vs Pena 3?
Initially, the UFC 289 should be a third fight between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña. With both girls having one victory in the head-to-head meetings, it looked like a great fight for the main card of the UFC. However, the American suffered an injury at the begging of May (broken ribs) and was replaced by Aldana, who was preparing for revenge against Raquel Pennington, set for the end of May.
Nunes vs Aldana Odds
The Women’s UFC odds are out, and as expected, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is the clear favorite to win at 1.33 (1/3). Instead, Irene Aldana is valued at 3.60 (13/5) to win the UFC Bantamweight title. The Mexican fighter has more losses in the UFC than Amanda Nunes, and she isn’t as experienced as the Brazilian.
Nunes vs. Aldana Betting Preview
Amanda Nunes’ last fight was a special one for the Brazilian as she got her revenge over Julianna Pena in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The 35-year-old was very determined in that fight, and she won by unanimous decision after five rounds. She is looking to defend her Bantamweight title against Irene Aldana, and this is by far a better competition than her previous fight.
Irene Aldana is one of the best fighters from Mexico currently, and there has been a good number of fighters from the region. She is more vibrant at this stage of her career which gives her some edge here; however, she needs to be at her best to beat Amanda Nunes. This is the first fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana; the former enters this fight as the women’s Bantamweight Champion, while the latter is ranked fifth in the UFC Bantamweight.
Amanda Nunes Current Form in UFC
Amanda Nunes had a dominant start to her UFC debut, and she quickly became a feared opponent. The Lioness won five of her first six flights, and she won both the Featherweight and Bantamweight titles. Amanda Nunes has two wins in her last three fights. She lost to Julianna Pena on 12th December 2021 by a sub-decision. Amanda Nunes would win the rematch in July 2022, beating the American by unanimous decision.
Nunes’s Advantages Over Aldana
The Brazilian has a better reach and leg reach length than Irene Aldana, and she is also a better grappler with good takedown accuracy. Both fighters are good strikers, but Amanda Nunes has a better finishing rate than her opponent in this fight, and it could be vital to retaining her title.
Irene Aldana Current Form in UFC
Irene Aldana experienced a few setbacks at the beginning of her UFC career, losing her first two fights, but she responded excellently by winning her next three fights. The Mexican enters this contest with four wins in her last five fights, and she has moved up to the top five in her division. Irene Aldana has won two of her last three clashes, and the latest was a win by KO/TKO over Macy Chiasson last September.
Aldana’s Advantages Over Nunes
Irene Aldana has a minimal-inch advantage over Amanda Nunes, and she has better punch power than the Brazilian fighter. Defensively, Irene Aldana is better suited to absorbing strikes than Amanda Nunes, and this is an important part of her game plan.
Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana Betting Picks
Unanimous Decision Victory For Amanda Nunes @ 3.75 (11/4)
Amanda Nunes doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon, and she is very motivated to retain her Bantamweight title. She has more wins in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a better fighter at this stage of her career than Irene Aldana.
Amanda Nunes has won four of her last five fights, and three of those wins were by unanimous decision. Her last win by submission was against Megan Anderson in 2021, and the fight was over in less than three minutes. Irene Aldana is a better opponent, and it is unlikely she submits easily to the Bantamweight Champion. A bet on Amanda Nunes to retain her belt by unanimous decision is a very valuable option in women’s MMA betting.
Total Rounds – Over 2.5 @ 1.91 (10/11)
This is the biggest matchup in the UFC Women’s championship this week, and it isn’t going to be easy for either fighter. Three of Amanda Nunes’ last five fights have gone past the fourth round, and she went up to the fifth round against Julianna Pena. Irene Aldana has seen fewer rounds in her last five fights than Amanda Nunes. The Mexican won her last matchup in the third round, and this was the third time she has gotten to the third round in her last five contests.
Amanda Nunes To Win Round One @ 3.50 (5/2)
A huge part of Amanda Nunes’ strength is her great start to her fights, and she is always at the top of her game in the first three rounds. She won the first round against Julianna Pena, and she has good odds to win right in round one in the Bantamweight fight. Irene Aldana had to wait until the third round to knockout Macy Chiasson, and she has often struggled in the opening round. Trying with Amanda Nunes to close the fight in round one is a very interesting option in this fight.
Best Nunes vs Aldana (UFC 289) Predictions
- Total Rounds – Over 2.5 @ 1.91 (10/11)
- Unanimous Decision Victory For Amanda Nunes @ 3.75 (11/4)
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