UFC is heading to the Great White North for a pay-per-view providing headlined by a trilogy combat. UFC 289 will happen in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, June 10 with Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena 3 as its prime providing.
The promotion formally introduced the cardboard in the course of the UFC 287 broadcast on Saturday following hypothesis that UFC was in want of a brand new host metropolis after a speculated Calgary card fell by. Nunes and Pena will compete towards one another for a 3rd consecutive time with the UFC girls’s bantamweight championship at stake. Pena defeated Nunes in an absolute shocker in 2021 earlier than dropping the title to Nunes of their 2022 rematch. Pena is the one particular person within the final eight years to defeat Nunes.
A notable welterweight conflict between karate specialist Stephen Thompson and capoeira combatant Michel Pereira can be scheduled to happen.
UFC lasted visited Vancouver on Sept. 14, 2019, for a Fight Night card headlined by Justin Gaethje vs. Donald Cerrone. Coincidentally, Michel Pereira was additionally on that card and misplaced a surprising choice to native fighter Tristan Connelly after severely lacking weight. Nunes returns to Canada for the primary time since efficiently defending the title towards Valentina Shevchenko by way of a break up choice in 2017.
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