Aoriqileng will be back in action at UFC 289. The Chinese bantamweight has been matched with Aiemann Zahabi in Vancouver on June 10th.

Aoroqileng (24-9) is coming off back to back wins. The Chinese fighter’s career is back on track after two losses in his first two UFC fights.

At UFC 278 he earned a hard fought decision win over Jay Perrin. It wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in the top 15 but it means Aoriqileng’s spot on the roster is safe, at least for the time being.

Zahabi (9-2) finds himself in a very similar situation. He is the brother of Tristar Gym head trainer Firas Zahabi and has also won his last two fights.

Best of the rest

This will be the first time a UFC card has taken place on Canadian soil since 2019. Zahabi is part of a new generation of mixed martial artists from the country looking to replicate the success of the legendary Georges St-Pierre.

He fights out of the same gym as St-Pierre did. The former UFC welterweight champion represented Tristar throughout his career and was trained by Firas Zahabi.

The card is headlined by a bantamweight title fight. Amanda Nunes (22-5) is defending her belt against fellow Brazilian Julianna Peña (11-5) in a trilogy fight.

UFC 289, Vancouver, June 10th
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Peña (For bantamweight belt)
Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira (Welterweight)
Miranda Maverick vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (Flyweight)
Eryk Anders vs. Marc-André Barriault (Middleweight)
Diana Belbiţă vs. Maria Oliveira (Strawweight)
Blake Bilder vs. Kyle Nelson (Featherweight)
Matt Schnell vs. David Dvořák (Flyweight)
Dan Ige vs. Nate Landwehr (Featherweight)
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Lucas Almeida (Bantamweight)
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Aoriqileng (Bantamweight)