UFC 289 Picks - Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana Prediction
Irene Aldana vs Amanda Nunes
UFC: Saturday June 10th at 10:00 PM ET
Betting Odds: Amanada Nuness -330 / Irena Aldana +265 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana face off on Saturday in the main event of UFC 289 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Amanda Nunes vs Irene Aldana Odds
Amanda Nunes is the favorite sitting at -330 while Irene Aldana is the underdog sitting at +265. The total rounds in this fight sit at 2.5 with the over paying out at -135.
Amanda Nunes Betting Preview
Amanda Nunes sits with a 22-5 record overall and she has won 13 of his last 14 fights. The only loss during that stretch was two fights ago against Julianna Pena in December of 2021. In Nunes last fight against Pena, she had six takedowns, and that was enough to secure the unanimous decision victory. Nunes is averaging 4.40 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.75 significant strikes per minute. She is averaging 2.61 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and she is successful on 56 percent of her takedown attempts. She also stops 82 percent of his takedown attempts.
Irene Aldana Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Irene Aldana who sits with a 14-6 record overall and she has won two fights in a row. Aldana’s last fight came against Macy Chiasson in September of 2022 and it was in the third round that she was able to win the fight by knockout. She is averaging 5.39 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 5.71 significant strikes per minute. She is averaging 0.20 takedowns every 15 minutes and she is successful on 50 percent of her takedown attempts. She also stops 81 percent of her takedown attempts. She is also averaging 0.3 submission attempts every 15 minutes.
Shane’s Free Pick
The value here is with Aldana. Aldana is going to be able to take the pressure from Nunes early, and as the fight goes on, she’s going to be able to land her shots. Nunes is going to get worn down, and the power of Aldana is going to really inflict the damage. It might not be a super popular pick going against Nunes, but Aldana is going to pull the upset here. Back Aldana on the money line.