This weekend is primed to deliver one of the best fight cards of the year, as UFC 259 sees not one, not two, but three title fights. This is a complete breakdown of this pay-per-view event, and how you can watch it.
UFC 259 is headlined by a massive champ vs champ fight, as middleweight king Israel Adesanya is moving up to take on light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. If successful, Izzy will become the fifth champ-champ in history, and the first one to be undefeated.
Just below that on the card is women’s GOAT and only female champ-champ, Amanda Nunes defending her 145lb strap against Megan Anderson. Another highly anticipated bout is the third title fight between bantamweights Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling.
Aside from these three title bouts, the rest of the UFC 259 card is fully loaded. A variety of prospects, former champions, and contenders are going to war in this event that has the potential on paper to be one of the better cards of the year.
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How To Watch UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya
UFC 259 goes down Saturday, March 6th, at the Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Provided there are no last minute cancelations, a total of 30 fighters will be competing in 15 bouts throughout the night.
It kicks off with the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, before switching to your choice of ESPN or ESPN+, culminating with the main card, which can be purchased through ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Below are the start times, and ways to watch UFC 259, as well as the entire fight card.
Main Card (PPV, 10pm EST/7pm PST)
Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ 8pm EST/5pm PST)
Kyler Phillips def. Song Yadong via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Aksar Askarov def. Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 6pm EST/3pm PST)
Tim Elliott def. Jordan Espinosa via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Carlos Ulberg via second-round TKO (3:19)
Sean Brady def. Jake Matthews via sub (arm triangle ) (R3, 3:28)
Amanda Lemos def. Livia Renata Souza via first-round TKO (3:39)
Uros Medic def. Aalon Cruz via first-round TKO (1:40)
Trevin Jones def. Mario Bautista via second-round TKO (0:40)
You can purchase UFC 259 through ESPN+, and catch all the action on Saturday night. In addition to that, you can check back with MiddleEasy for event coverage and fight results.