MMA fans eagerly anticipate UFC 289, scheduled at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, this coming June. At Stake sportsbook , we're a proud sponsor of the UFC , as we introduce you to the fight card and explain the different types of bets you can place when Nunes and Pena go head-to-head in Canada on June 10, 2023.
Most of the best MMA fighters over the years have featured in the UFC, with the likes of Royce Gracie, Conor McGregor, and Anderson Silva all headlining fight nights at the peaks of their careers.
The UFC has come a long way in its 30-year history, primarily fuelled by the huge amounts of money brought into the sport via PPV deals and global audiences.
Today, UFC fights take place throughout the calendar year, and the Nunes vs Pena rematch at UFC 289 is going to be a blockbuster event.
The headline act in UFC 289 sees Amanda Nunes go up against Julianna Pena. It’s fair to say that this fight has had its share of controversy.
The two faced off in the octagon in UFC 277, and Nunes dominated seven months after initially losing her belt to Pena in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
There’s no love lost between the two, and it will be fascinating to see which fighter emerges victorious at the end of UFC 289.
In the co-main event, Charles Oliveira takes on Beneil Dariush, and the bout winner will be positioned to fight for the lightweight belt.
Other fighters worth watching at UFC 289 include Chris Curtis and Dan Ige, who are both on the main card and hoping to add to their excellent records.
As is always the case on UFC fight night, there are some big bouts taking place at the Rogers Arena in BC on UFC 289, including the following:
Main event (UFC bantamweight championship): Amanda Nunes (22-5-0) vs Julianna Pena (11-5-0)
Co-main event (lightweight): Charles Oliveira (33-9-0) vs Beneil Dariush (22-4-1)
Main card (featherweight): Dan Ige (16-6-0) vs Nate Landwehr (17-4-0)
Main card (welterweight): Stephen Thompson (17-6-1) vs Michel Pereira (28-11-0)
Main card (middleweight): Nassourdine Imavov (12-4-0) vs Chris Curtis (30-10-0)
Prelim (flyweight): Jasmine Jasudavicius (8-2-0) vs Miranda Maverick (11-4-0)
Prelim (middleweight): Eryk Anders (15-7-0) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (15-6-0)
Prelim (strawweight): Diana Belbita (14-7-0) vs Maria Oliveira (13-6-0)
Prelim (featherweight): Blake Bilder (8-0-1) vs Kyle Nelson (13-5-1)
Prelim (flyweight): Matt Schnell (16-8-0) vs David Dvorak (20-5-0)
Prelim (featherweight): Hakeem Dawodu (13-3-1) vs Lucas Almeida (14-1-0)
Prelim (bantamweight): Aiemann Zahabi (9-2-0) vs Aoriqileng (24-9-0)
Prelim (heavyweight): Chris Daukaus (12-6-0) vs Khalil Rountree (11-5-0)
Prelim (welterweight): Mike Malott (9-1-1) vs Adam Fugitt (9-3-0)
Betting on UFC 289 at Stake.com is straightforward, and you can place the following wagers from your account:
Match winner: A straight-up bet on the fighter to win their bout at UFC 289.
1x2: A three-way bet on one outcome – fighter A, tie, or fighter B.
Winning method: The method of victory for a specific fighter in UFC 289 – KO, TKO, submission, etc.
Winning method (double chance): As above, but in a double chance bet, you can bet on two winning method outcomes instead of one.
Winner & exact rounds: A bet on who you think will win a fight and how many rounds the fight in question will last.
Will the fight go the distance: A simple wager on whether or not a fight will go the distance at UFC 289.
As well as pre-match betting markets, you can place several live wagers on UFC 289 at Stake.com. Live bets include things like whether the fight will end in a specific round or which fighter will land the most blows. There are many in-play betting markets to choose from when UFC 289 gets underway, so check your Stake account for the best opportunities.
If you’re unsure about the differences between pre-match and live betting , check out our article that explains the options available.
You will find the best UFC 289 odds at Stake.com, with a wide selection of betting markets available. You can also select how to see the odds in your account, choosing American, decimal or fractional.
To help you get started with UFC betting, here are some tips to bear in mind before making your selections:
Always check head-to-head before placing UFC bets. For instance, Pena and Nunes have a fiery history that will undoubtedly play into the outcome on fight night.
Understand how fighters can score points during UFC bouts so you know what to expect when the fights get underway.
Don’t just bet on the main card events. Some brilliant prelim fights are lined up for UFC 289, offering excellent value to all sports bettors.
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