3 title fights proposing 4 UFC champions highlight a stacked UFC 259 card set to take neighborhood Saturday night time time from the UFC Apex facility.
An important instance purposes a champions vs. champion bout as gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (27-8) defends his title against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0). the Sports activities Day-to-day
Regardless of going thru off against every other champion, Adesanya is the heavy having a bet favorite heading into the strive against. Adesanya is the main middleweight champion to move up and venture for the gentle heavyweight belt. Adesanya has received 15 of his fights thru knockout and last entered the octagon in September.
Blachowicz enters the strive against on a 4-combat win streak and as the winner of 8 of his last 9 fights. He moreover last fought in September while he received the vacant championship. Within the 5 previous champion vs. champion fights in UFC data, all 5 have been received by means of manner of way of the fighter shifting up in weight.
In conjunction with that bout, double champion Amanda Nunes (20-4) defends her girls’s featherweight championship against Megan Anderson (11-4). Nunes is the most straightforward woman double champion in UFC data as she is likewise the recent bantamweight champion.
A 1/3 title strive against proposing males’s bantamweight champion Petr Yan (15-1) takes on Aljamain Sterling (19-3). Yan has now not fought given that July, on the other hand has moreover now not out of place in virtually 5 years. This strive against changed into at the start scheduled to take neighborhood in December.
BLACHOWICZ VS. ADESANYA
What: UFC 259
When: Saturday March 6, 2021
The place: UFC Apex, Las Vegas
Reside transfer: ESPN+ PPV
Your entire card can also be confirmed on ESPN+ pay consistent with view and purposes 15 scheduled fights throughout the night.
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Tune Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
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Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Amanda Lemos vs. Livia Renata Souza
Uros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones
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3 title fights, inclusive of a superfight amongst champions, headline Saturday’s UFC 259 instance from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The night time time’s maximum vital instance sees middleweight champion Israel Adesanya adventure up to the gentle heavyweight division to venture 205-pound champion Jan Blachowicz for the belt.