UFC 289: How to watch Nunes vs. Aldana, start time, fight card, odds

The UFC returns to pay-per-view Saturday with UFC 289 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a title fight atop the card.

Here’s how to watch UFC 289, where the women’s bantamweight championship is up for grabs.

Broadcast and streaming info

UFC 289 has a main card that begins at 10 p.m. ET and streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Early prelims on ESPN+ are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET.

Main event

The UFC 289 main event features the return of Amanda Nunes, the woman widely considered to be the greatest female fighter of all time. Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC), 35, who also holds the women’s featherweight title, is kicking off her second reign as bantamweight champion after reclaiming the belt with a lopsided unanimous decision win over Julianna Peña in their rematch. Saturday was set to host the trilogy, but Peña was forced to withdraw several weeks ago. Instead, Irene Aldana (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is getting the first UFC title shot of her career. The 35-year-old Mexican fighter has won four of her past five fights, including most recently back-to-back victories over Yana Santos (first-round TKO) and Macy Chiasson (third-round knockout).

Co-main event

Main card betting odds

ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET

  • Champ Amanda Nunes (-390) vs. Irene Aldana (+28)

  • Beneil Dariush (-130) vs. Charles Oliveira (+102)

  • Adam Fugitt (+176) vs. Mike Malott (-230)

  • Dan Ige (-245) vs. Nate Landwehr (+186)

  • Eryk Anders (+114) vs. Marc-Andre Barriault (-146)

*Odds via FanDuel

Preliminary card lineup


  • Chris Curtis vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Jasmine Jasudavicius vs. Miranda Maverick

  • Aori Qileng vs. Aiemann Zahabi

  • Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson


  • David Dvorak vs. Stephen Erceg

  • Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira

UFC 289 "Countdown" (full episode)

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