Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just getting started this year and one of the promotion’s biggest events on the schedule is UFC 259 on Mar. 6 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside UFC APEX from Las Vegas, Nevada.
In advance to one of the most stacked cards of the year, the promotion has released UFC 259’s official fight poster, which can been seen above.
Leading the way will be a main event clash between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. “Last Stylebender” will be moving up from 185 pounds, where he holds a 9-0 UFC record, in an attempt to become just the fourth fighter in UFC history to simultaneously holds two titles.
The co-main event will feature another title fight as current UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes puts her 145-pound belt on the line against former Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson. This is only the second time “Lioness” is defending her featherweight strap since knocking out Cris Cyborg to win it back in 2018.
Finally, the third title fight at UFC 259 will feature a bantamweight clash between current champion Petr Yan and No. 1 contender Aljamain Sterling. The two fighters were supposed to clash back at UFC 256 in December before visa issues took Yan off the card. The Russian champion will be defending his 135-pound title for the first time since winning the belt with a TKO over Jose Aldo last July.
As of now, UFC 259’s stacked card will also feature the likes of Dominick Cruz, Thiago Santos, Joseph Benavidez, Aleksandar Rakic, Islam Makhachev, and undefeated welterweight contender Sean Brady.
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