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Latest UFC 259 fight card, PPV lineup for ‘Blachowicz vs Adesanya’ on March 6 in Las Vegas

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Israel Adesanya will attempt to join the UFC “champ champ” club when he puts his middleweight duties on hold to challenge reigning 205-pound titleholder Jan Blachowicz. Elsewhere on the card, two-division champion Amanda Nunes returns to 145 pounds to face Australian assassin Megan Anderson. In addition, Petr Yan puts his bantamweight title up for grabs opposite Aljamain Sterling.


Event: UFC 259: “Blachowicz vs. Adesanya”
Date: Sat., March 6, 2021
Location: APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN

UFC 259 PPV Main Event:

205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz vs. UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya

UFC 259 PPV Main Card on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
205 lbs.: Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos

UFC 259 Prelims Card on ESPN (8 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
135 lbs.: Kyler Phillips vs. Song Yadong
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
115 lbs.: Amanda Lemos vs. Livinha Souza

UFC 259 Early Prelims Card on ESPN+ (5:15 p.m. ET):

125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
125 lbs.: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
155 lbs.: Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
135 lbs.: Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones

***Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to drastic change because of the various global quarantine restrictions.***

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 259 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

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