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Julianna Peña has sustained fractured ribs, resulting in Amanda Nunes being replaced by Irene Aldana for the UFC 289 championship bout.

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Aldana is set to face Nunes in a featherweight championship match at UFC 289 in June. She comes into the fight with two consecutive victories, having defeated Yana Santos and Macy Chiasson by stoppage.In July of last year, Peña faced off against Amanda Nunes in a rematch at UFC 277. Despite being a veteran of Bahia, Peña lost her bantamweight title in a unanimous decision loss to Nunes, who became a two-weight champion. The fight was one-sided.

Aldana, who is a regular at Lobo Gym, was supposed to fight former title challenger Raquel Pennington at the UFC Apex facility this month. However, her fight has been cancelled due to a title fight against Nunes replacing the rematch.Julianna Peña, a former UFC bantamweight champion, will not be able to compete against Amanda Nunes in their championship trilogy rubber match at UFC 289 in June due to fractured ribs. Nunes is a two-weight champion.

At UFC 289, Amanda Nunes will be facing off against Irene Aldana.

On June 10, UFC 289 will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada. The main event will feature Nunes defending her title against Aldana, while former undisputed champion Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush will compete in a lightweight title-eliminator.Aldana, a Mexican fighter, is set to participate in her first title challenge with the UFC. If she wins, she will join other Mexican champions such as Brandon Moreno, Yair Rodriguez, and Alexa Grasso.As per Dana White, the president of UFC, Peña, who previously held the bantamweight title, has pulled out of her scheduled fight against Amanda Nunes in British Colombia, Canada in June. As a result, Nunes will now be facing Irene Aldana on the same UFC 289 event.In a surprising upset victory against Nunes in December 2021, Peña, who had previously won the Ultimate Fighter, captured the Octagon gold by submitting the Brazilian and winning the undisputed bantamweight spoils.

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