Amanda Nunes gets new challenger for UFC 289

Amanda Nunes will no longer be defending her title against Julianna Peña at UFC 289.

In a tweet he posted on Tuesday night, White announced the new headliner for UFC 289 in Vancouver, the company’s first event in Canada since 2019.

“Unfortunately, she broke her ribs. She cannot compete,” White said of Peña. “We have Irene Aldana who’s coming in, who won four of her last five, and three of those were finishes.

“We could have another Mexican world champion.”

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