UFC 259’s “Countdown” show is out on YouTube ... and it’s a doozy!
UFC 259 goes down on March 6, 2021, featuring three title fights (COVID-19 permitting): Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya moving up to Light heavyweight to challenge 205-pound kingpin Jan Blachowicz, Bantamweight champion Petr Yan defending against tough challenger Aljamain Sterling, and women’s double champ, Amanda Nunes, putting her Featherweight title on the line against Megan Anderson.
All three title fights get attention in this extensive UFC 259 “Countdown” video. With this event being one of the biggest shows of the year, you can tell UFC has pulled out the stops to make a compelling bit of pay-per-view (PPV) bait. Hey, they don’t have to keep fluffing us up, we’re definitely sold.
Here’s the full card as it stands now:
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+ (6 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
155 lbs.: Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
125 lbs.: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
205 lbs.: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
***Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to drastic change because of the various global quarantine restrictions.***
Remember that MMAmania.com 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 6 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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