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Analyst: ‘Large pressure’ Irene Aldana will upset champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 289

UFC Hall of Famer and analyst Rashad Evans expects a third title change in the women’s bantamweight division over the past three fights at UFC 289. With Irene Aldana set to challenge Amanda Nunes for 135-pound gold in the main event of the June 10 pay-per-view at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Evans is predicting another

Analyst: ‘Large pressure’ Irene Aldana will upset champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 289

UFC Corridor of Famer and analyst Rashad Evans expects a 3rd title change within the ladies’s bantamweight division over the previous three fights at UFC 289.

With Irene Aldana set to problem Amanda Nunes for 135-pound gold in the principle occasion of the June 10 pay-per-view at Rogers Area in Vancouver, Evans is predicting one other title change, with the underdog challenger taking out the champion.

“I’ve obtained to go together with Aldana,” Evans stated throughout a current UFC post-fight show on ESPN+. “Mexico’s on the surge, however Aldana, she’s such an enormous pressure. She appears so large in there and that left hook, oh my God. Completely she catches her (on the ft).”

Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) will try and make the primary protection of her second ladies’s bantamweight title reign towards Aldana (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at UFC 289. After dropping the belt to Julianna Peña in a shocking upset at UFC 269 in December 2021, Nunes reclaimed gold in one-sided fashion at UFC 277 in July.

She’ll attempt to reassert her dominance over the division towards Aldana, who has gained 4 of hr previous 5 fights and is using the momentum of Mexican UFC title success, with teammate Alexa Grasso and countrymen Brandon Moreno and Yair Rodriguez holding items of belts.

“The power there may be simply on one other degree so that you sort of begin to degree as much as everybody round you,” Evans stated. “And I really feel like that’s the place Aldana is.”

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