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Betting On UFC 289: Amanda Nunes Expected To Retain Title

UFC 289 promo for Nunes vs. Aldana

Just 20 UFC pay-per-views ago, back at 269, Amanda Nunes dropped her bantamweight tile in a surprising upset loss to Julianna Peña. The loss had her questioning retirement.

Eight months later in July of 2022, Nunes regained her title from Peña at UFC 277, winning the fight via decision. On Saturday, June 10th, Amanda will step back into the Octagon for the first time since winning back the championship and face Irene Aldana of Mexico.

The main event was originally scheduled as Nunes Peña 3, but Julianna had to pull out due to injury.

Aldana and Nunes match up well, as is evidenced by the following tale of the tape for UFC 289.


Nunes vs. Aldana Tale Of The Tape

  Amanda Nunes Irene Aldana
Record 22-5-0 14-6-0
Height 5’8” 5’9”
Weight 135 Lbs. 137.5 Lbs.
Age 34 35
Reach 69” 68.5”
Leg Reach 41” 38.5”
KOs 13 8
Submissions 4 3

Even though Nunes and Aldana appear evenly matched on paper, the odds at online UFC betting sites suggest otherwise, as Amanda is a heavy 3-to-1 favorite or better.

Betting Odds For Nunes vs. Aldana

  • Amanda Nunes -350
  • Irene Aldana +260
  • Bovada*

Each of our top sportsbook sites have posted UFC 289 odds for the entire card. There is plenty of room for line shopping, as all four UFC betting lines vary in some capacity.

UFC 289 Odds For Nunes vs. Aldana

  • Aldana +220
  • Nunes -300
  • BetUS*

For instance, if your beliefs align with the bookies and you want to bet on Amanda Nunes to win, you’ll earn the most money at either BetUS or BetOnline and their -300 money line.

Aldana vs. Nunes Betting Line

  • Irene Aldana +240
  • Amanda Nunes -300
  • BetOnline*

Alternatively, UFC gamblers that are poised for the upset and want to wager on Aldana to win should lay their action at Bovada. The +260 moneyline odds offered  for Irene Aldana at Bovada will deliver $2.60 in profit on a $1 bet.

Aldana vs. Nunes

  • AIdana +257
  • Nunes -357
  • MyBookie*

The MMA betting sites that populate our online sportsbook reviews typically post UFC prop bets for the main event that include options for wagering on the method of victory and round betting options.

Those have yet to appear but based on the head-to-head comparison of Nunes and Ildana, there at least a 50% change of a knockout victory no matter who wins.

Experience, age, and reach all go to Nunes while height, weight, and knockout ratio favor Aldana. Another advantage for Aldana’s camp is that Nunes has not had much time to prepare for her.

UFC 289’s main card begins at 10 PM on Saturday, June 10th. The pay-per-view can be purchased through the ESPN+ app for $79.99. A separate monthly subscription is required to access ESPN+.

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