Nunes will be looking to defend her bantamweight championship title that she won last year as she faces the tricky Aldana.
The latter is ranked No. 5 in her division and coming off an impressive win streak, winning four out of her last five fights.
Aldana was set to take on Raquel Pennington on May 20th, 2023, in what would have been a title eliminator.
However, Julianna Pena’s injury opened up the door for Aldana to face Nunes instead.
And to help fans get even more excited for the fight, the UFC has released a series of face-off images between the two fighters during fight week.
Double champ Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana face off for the first time on fight week from the Vancouver Harbourfront. 😎
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) June 7, 2023
Social Media Reaction
My money is on @IreneAldana_ . She's amazing in striking/ stand up as we all know but everyone seems to forget she is strong on the ground as well.
— Michael (@mkhovermale) June 7, 2023
it’ll probably be a donation but i gotta put money on Irene. UFC wants that mexico card. https://t.co/W9HS3bmt1A
— -🫐👾🥏🖲️💤 (@jsztke) June 7, 2023
I just hope this is a good fight, you gada tip your hat to Irene for stepping up. Amanda is going to put on a show though, I don't think you'll see her getting caught slipping this weekend, I can't wait to watch this fight! https://t.co/VbrCqhnI1B
— Arcario & Sons (@arcarioandsons) June 7, 2023