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UFC 259 results, recap and link wrap-up: Adesanya comes up short, Nunes retains, Sterling takes a knee

UFC 259: Blachowicz v Adesanya Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Well, that was ... something.

UFC 259, featuring three championship title fights, gave MMA fans plenty to talk about once the smoke cleared last Sat. night (March 6) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jan Blachowicz retained his light heavyweight strap by outlasting current middleweight kingpin Israel Adesanya, not long after women’s featherweight titleholder Amanda Nunes steamrolled Megan Anderson in the UFC 259 co-main event.

Get complete UFC 259 results and play-by-play right here.

The big controversy of the night belonged to former bantamweight champion Petr Yan, who coughed up his 135-pound crown with a disqualification loss to Aljamain Sterling. “No Mercy” threw a blatant illegal knee in a fight he was winning on the scorecards. Expect the promotion to book an immediate rematch at some point within the next few weeks.

Watch the UFC 259 post-fight press conference here.

Most combat sports fans already brought themselves up to speed on what happened, thanks to the wall-to-wall coverage available right here on For those of you just tuning in, or perhaps looking for a more comprehensive breakdown, we’ve got a convenient link wrap-up for you below.

UFC 259: The Fights

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya: Recap | Highlights
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson: Recap | Highlights
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling: Recap | Highlights
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober: Recap
Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos: Recap
Video: Kai Kara-France faceplants Rogerio Bontorin
Video: Kennedy Nzechukwu knocks out Carlos Ulberg
Video: Sean Brady submits Jake Matthews
Video: Amanda Lemos drops, stops Livia Renata Souza
Video: Uros Medic finishes Aalon Cruz
Video: Trevin Jones upsets Mario Bautista

UFC 259: Post-Fight Reactions

Jon Jones reacts to Israel Adesanya loss
Dana White has a problem with UFC 259 scorecards
Israel Adesanya vows to wreak havoc at middleweight
Petr Yan admits to “mistake” with illegal knee
Islam Makhachev calls out “old” Tony Ferguson
Dominick Cruz becomes latest “Monster” hunter
Opinion: It’s time to legalize the downed knee

UFC will be back in action this Saturday night (March 13) with the UFC Vegas 21: “Edwards vs. Muhammad” event inside APEX Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, airing exclusively on the ESPN+ digital network (sign up here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.

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