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UFC 259

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) delivers its most stacked pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2021 so far, headlined by a trio of world championship bouts. Newly-minted UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, makes his first title defense against Middleweight roost-ruler Israel Adesanya, who aims to become only the fifth fighter to simultaneously hold belts in two UFC weight classes. Women's "double champ," Amanda Nunes, puts her Featherweight belt on the line against talented striker Megan Anderson. And, last and certainly not least, Bantamweight champion Petr Yan looks to take out surging No. 1-ranked contender, Aljamain Sterling, in other UFC 259 PPV main card action. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 259 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Sin City" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live show concludes.

Yan Fakes Takedown On Unsuspecting Sterling

Video: Former champion Petr Yan faked a takedown attempt on Aljamain Sterling during Episode 3 of UFC 280 "Embedded" perhaps as a callback to their previous bantamweight championship rivalry.

Blachowicz Teases Cut To 185, Adesanya Rematch

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz wants to make the cut to middleweight to rematch reigning division titleholder Israel Adesanya.

A Dirty Message For Cheotr Yan

Aljamain Sterling walks back comments he made about cheating Russians but doubles down on his criticism of "dirty" UFC bantamweight rival Petr Yan.

Yan Flattens Coach With Fake Illegal Knee

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan landed a fake illegal knee at the UFC 267 open workouts to troll Aljamain Sterling in the wake of their controversial disqualification finish at UFC 259.

Sterling To Haters: ‘Screw You’

Aljamain Sterling is tired of the backlash he’s been facing over his disqualification win over Petr Yan at UFC 259 and is now firing back at the haters.

Aljamain Sterling: Petr Yan Has ‘Dana White Privilege’

Aljamain Sterling calls Petr Yan the real paper champ.

Khabib Wouldn’t Like To Be A Champ Like Aljamain Sterling

UFC’s former Lightweight champ will not criticize Aljamain Sterling, but "The Eagle" wouldn’t be content winning a belt the way "Funkmaster" did at UFC 259.

Vettori: Quitter Adesanya ‘Useless’ On The Ground

Marvin Vettori believes UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is "useless" on the ground and "quit" in his title fight against Jan Blachowicz.

Sterling Shows Off X-Ray Of Neck Injury

Take a look at the injury that is pushing back the highly anticipated bantamweight title rematch between Sterling and Yan.

Sterling Sidelined Until October With Neck Injury, Yan Calls For Title Strip

Aljamain Sterling will have to put his bantamweight title rematch with Petr Yan on hold due to a herniated disc in his neck.

Blachowicz Will Teach Ngannou Lesson In Power

Jan Blachowicz vs. Francis Ngannou? The 205-pound champ has no qualms about moving up to heavyweight to show "The Predator" the true meaning of power.

Adesanya Under Fire For Rape Joke

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya under fire for rape joke in response to Kevin Holland, drawing criticism from New Zealand Prime Minister, among others.

Blachowicz Scouts Teixeira: ‘My Jiu-Jitsu Is Better’

UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz believes he has better jiu-jitsu than upcoming opponent and grappling expert Glover Teixeira.

Holland: Adesanya Is A ‘True Loser’

Kevin Holland didn’t miss the chance to pour a little salt on Israel Adesanya’s wounds after coming up short in his bid to become UFC "champ-champ."

Adesanya Insists Jones Fight ‘Not Dead’

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya believes his Jon Jones super fight is alive and well, despite losing to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.

‘Funk Master’ Reunites With Serra

Aljamain Sterling reconciles with longtime coach Matt Serra following a short squabble after UFC 259 in Las Vegas, where "Funk Master" captured the 135-pound title.

DC Was Dizzy For Izzy, Champ Gives Zero F—ks

UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz doesn’t care if commentators like Daniel Cormier are biased because he’s too busy celebrating his wins.

Yan, Sterling React To Illegal Knee Finish At UFC Vegas 21

For the second week in a row there was a fight stopping illegal knee, but the outcome was very different. Here’s how everyone reacted.

Anderson Ready For Free Agency After UFC Contract Expires

Megan Anderson talks about her recent title fight loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259 and what her MMA future holds.

Yan Believes Sterling ‘Doesn’t Want To Fight Me Again’

Petr Yan believes Aljamain Sterling has no interest in a rematch for the undisputed UFC bantamweight championship.

Fight Motion! Watch Blachowicz Hand Adesanya First Pro Loss In Slow-Mo

UFC 259 "Fight Motion" video for the "Blachowicz vs. Adesanya" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Sat. night (Mar. 6, 2020) in Las Vegas.

‘Takedown Is Wrestling, Wrestling Is Power’

Video: Khabib backstage with Jan Blachowicz as the promotion goes behind-the-scenes at UFC 259 after Israel Adesanya lost his bid to become two-division champion.

Coach: Jones ‘As Irrelevant As TJ Dillashaw’

Israel Adesanya’s head coach Eugene Bareman believes former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is as irrelevant as disgraced ex-bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw.

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UFC Releases Two More FIghters

UFC has parted ways with Jordan Espinosa and Shana Dobson following their losses as UFC 259 and UFC Vegas 19, respectively.

Serra Retires After Getting ‘Disrespected’ By Sterling

Matt Serra retires from cornering after longtime pupil Aljamain Sterling left him off the team for UFC 259, where "Funk Master" captured the bantamweight crown.

Cormier Shoots Down Claims Of Pro-Izzy Commentary

UFC 259 commentator Daniel Cormier, who alongside Joe Rogan faced criticism of biased commentary in favor of Israel Adesanya, denies having a pro-Stylebender stance.

Behold! Grown-Man Strength!

Jon Jones weightlifting video features "Bones" executing 435-pound Zercher squats to prepare for his upcoming debut in the UFC heavyweight division.

Teixeira Expects ‘Easier’ Fight Against Blachowicz

Glover Teixeira expects to face a much easier style when he fights light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, who conquered Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.

Adesanya Vs Jones Super Fight ‘Still Exists’

Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones super fight still exists because "The Last Stylebender" is the biggest star in the sport, according to head coach Eugene Bareman.

Anderson’s Time With UFC Comes To An End

Megan Anderson is no longer with UFC following her first round submission loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 259.

Monster Energy Reacts To Cruz Callout

Monster Energy issues statement in the wake of troubling accusations from UFC bantamweight Dominick Cruz against sponsorship exec Hans Molenkamp.


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