UFC 289: Nunes Vs. Aldana Pre-Fight Presser

Amanda Nunes and challenger Irene Aldana squared off during their pre-fight press conference in the run up to their bout on June 10th, 2023. 

Nunes is aiming to defend her 135 lb title for the first time after her victory over Julianna Pena. Nunes had initially been on course to face Pena in a trilogy only for the latter to suffer an injury which resulted in Aldana stepping in.

And Aldana will be a tough test, given that she arrives into the fight with wins over Macy Chiasson and Yana Kunitskaya.

In chief support, Charles Oliveira takes on Beneil Dariush, with the winner having the chance to take on lightweight champion Islam Makhachev

With that being said, here were the key quotes from the presser.

Key Quotes

“I will stop her, no doubt in my mind… I’m like completely ready for this fight. She’s a better fighter than Juliana for sure. She’s gonna bring the challenge, and I’m ready for this battle man,” Nunes

“I’m here definitely for the win. It’s kill or be killed for me…so I’m going to do anything to win,” Aldana

 

“A wounded lion is still a lion. I feel I was reborn from the ashes. I’m a champion, and I will show you that,” Oliveira

“I’m confident with my skillset, and I’m confident with what God has given me. I recognise how good Charles is…[but] I just believe in myself,” Dariush

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