The UFC is back in our neighboring country of Canada with UFC 289, a PPV event headlined by the Women’s Bantamweight title being on the line when all-time great Amanda Nunes meets new challenger Irene Aldana.

The main card is stacked with exciting matchups, including a #1 contender bout between former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. On top of that, we have an exciting prospect in Mike Malott showcasing his skills in front of his hometown crowd, and a featherweight matchup between two automatic performance bonus guys Dan Ige and Nate Landwehr.

Let’s take a look at the available betting lines, and see how we can Bang the Book with big wins this weekend at UFC 289.

Main Event – Nunes vs. Aldana

If you are an MMA fan, you will know who the big betting favorite is without even looking. BetOnline has Amanda Nunes as the -325 favorite over the +250 challenger, Irena Aldana. 

It would be safe to say that if Nunes didn’t already lose sportsbooks a lot of money with her loss to Julianna Pena, these odds would be even more one-sided. 

The most interesting line is the over 2.5 rounds being -130, while the under is +100. This is right in the middle of the scheduled 25 minutes of a title fight, so it really is a coin flip with how long this fight will take. 

The best bet for this bout would honestly be the over 2.5 rounds, due to the slight decline in Nunes’ ability over the last year or two. That’s no shot at her, it’s just what happens when you get older and settle down with a family.

Honestly, the -325 moneyline seems like the biggest lock on the whole card and could be a good leg of a big parlay for this weekend of fights.

Co-Main Event – Oliveira vs. Dariush

This might be considered the people’s main event by many MMA fans around the world. A bonafide superstar like Charles Oliveira is going to draw lots of eyes to this fight, especially after the historic run he had to the lightweight title. 

Dariush is the top contender in the lightweight division, plain and simple. He deserved a title shot before this fight, but a win here will not let him be denied that title shot. Also, Dariush is probably the toughest matchup for Makhachev in the whole division.

BetOnline has Oliveira as the +125 underdog this weekend. Dariush is at -145 betting favorite odds and deserves it. 

After breaking down this fight, it seems like it will be a tough matchup for Oliveira in just about every aspect this matchup has. Dariush is world-class in grappling and has plenty of pop in his hands to hurt Oliveira coming into range with his head staying on that center line. 

If you are a believer in the Do Bronx magic and think Oliveira has what it takes to earn his way back to a title shot this weekend, his +125 ML is a great line to make a play on. The smart bet is Darius, even though that is tough to root for because of how awesome Oliveira is.

“50K” Ige vs. “The Train” Landwehr

This is one of the most exciting fights on the card and we have to highlight it. Dan Ige gets his nickname from earning performance bonuses consistently, and Nate Landwehr hasn’t been in a single boring fight.

This matchup will be fast-paced from the start. Both men will try to take control of the octagon and be the leader of the pace throughout this fight. Ige is the big -250 betting favorite over the +210 Landwehr in this one.

These odds give us a shot at banging the book this weekend. Landwehr is the better striker. He controls his distance better and has much more range on his shots. Ige is maybe a little slicker in boxing range, but Landwehr is going to hit him with bad intentions as he gets in close and up against the cage.

This Landwehr bet at +210 seems like the best bet of the whole weekend in combat sports and has a great chance of cashing in big time.