U FC is all set to make its return to Canada after a long gap of four years for UFC 289. On Friday, the UFC President, Dana White, confirmed UFC's return to the Great White North on June 10 2023 in Vancouver. Canada has always been a staple of the UFC calendar every year; however, it was due to the pandemic that Canada got off it.
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The tickets for this pay-per-view event will go live on April 21, and it will be headlined by the fight between the women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) and former titleholder Julianna Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC).
White, the UFC President, took to his social media to make this special announcement for all the UFC fans in Canada. He posted a video of himself saying, “Everybody has been asking me, ‘When are you coming back to Canada? UFC 289, June 10… Vancouver, Rogers Arena. We will see you soon, Canada,” he further added.
Watch the video here:
Though there is not currently a main event for UFC 289; however, a few fights have already been announced for the card. The current card composition is given below:
- Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira
- Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
- Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr
- Eryk Anders vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
- Matt Schnell vs. David Dvorak
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Lucas Almeida
- Diana Belbita vs. Maria Oliveira
The last time UFC was here was in September 2019, the pre-pandemic era, for a fight night between Justin Gaethje vs. Donald Cerrone, popularly called Gaethje and Cowboy, which was also held in the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.