UFC returns with one of the crucial stacked playing cards in current reminiscence, with 4 champions competing in three title fights at UFC 259 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Headlining the pay per view shall be UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya taking his shot at changing into a two-division champion when he faces present gentle heavyweight champ Jan Blachowicz.
Adesanya (20-0) has been on a torrid run since debuting within the UFC in 2018. He has gone 9-0 with 4 victories coming by the use of stoppage. Along the best way, he has ousted the likes Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. He efficiently defended his middleweight title in dominant style towards the beforehand unbeaten Paulo Costa at UFC 253 with a second-round TKO.
Blachowicz claimed the vacant 205-pound title with a one-sided knockout of Dominick Reyes within the co-main occasion of UFC 253. But his journey to that time was removed from clean. The Polish fighter debuted again in 2014 with a knockout of Ilir Latifi however would lose 4 of his subsequent 5 fights. A four-fight profitable streak adopted with spectacular victories over Nikita Krylov and Jared Cannonier. But a knockout loss to Thiago Santos set him again once more. Since that loss, he is gained 4 straight with victories over Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Corey Anderson and the aforementioned Reyes.
Can Blachowicz show that he is greater than a transitional champion or will Adesanya take his place on the 205-pound throne as the most effective pound-for-pound fighters on this planet?
The co-main occasion finds the best ladies’s fighter of all time defending one in all her titles, as Amanda Nunes is challenged by Megan Anderson for her UFC featherweight championship. Nunes has been an unstoppable drive over the previous six years with an 11-fight profitable streak that has seen her trounce Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate throughout her quest to turn out to be the featherweight and bantamweight champion. Only present ladies’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko has offered any resistance. Anderson hopes to drag off the key upset by dethroning Nunes.
The former Invicta FC featherweight champion has gone 3-2 throughout her UFC run however has the mix of energy and ability that would current an issue for Nunes.
Petr Yan will defend the UFC bantamweight title towards high contender Aljamain Sterling within the third title combat on the cardboard. Yan has but to style defeat within the UFC Octagon and gained the vacant title by stopping Jose Aldo within the fifth spherical again in July. He’ll make his first protection towards Sterling, who has lengthy been acknowledged as the most effective younger skills within the division. He has strung collectively 5 wins in a row to lastly earn a crack on the title, and his 90-second submission over Cory Sandhagen has highlighted simply how a lot of a drive his grappling could be.
Below is a full rundown of the schedule for UFC 259, with particulars on the combat matchups, start occasions, odds and extra.
What time is Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya?
- Date: Saturday, March 6
- Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- PPV major card: 10 p.m. ET
Broadcast protection of UFC 259 will start with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6 p.m. ET adopted by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view occasion is ready to start at 10 p.m. ET. Adesanya and Blachowicz are anticipated to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, though the precise time is determined by the size of earlier fights.
How to look at UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya
The total UFC 259 card, together with the PPV major card, is accessible within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service.
Earlier fights, nonetheless, are additionally viewable dwell on ESPN and the WatchESPN app, and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the primary card pay-per-view is accessible on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. Prelims are on TSN and RDS.
Blachowicz vs. Adesanya worth: How a lot does UFC 259 value?
In the U.S., the UFC 259 major card is accessible by way of pay-per-view on ESPN+, which additionally requires a subscription. The PPV worth for UFC 259 is $69.99 for present subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $89.98 for the UFC 259 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which gives a financial savings of over 30 %.
Where is UFC 259?
UFC 259 will happen at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, with out followers in attendance as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This shall be each Blachowicz and Adesanya’s first combat on the UFC Apex. Both have had one combat through the pandemic on Fight Island, off the Abu Dhabi coast.
Blachowicz vs. Adesanya odds for UFC 259
According to BetMGM, Adesanya is a heavy favourite to turn out to be a two-division champion at -250, that means a wager of $250 would must be made so as to earn a $100 revenue ought to Adesanya come away with the win. Blachowicz, regardless of being the champion, is the underdog at +210, the place a $100 wager would earn a $210 revenue.
Jan Blachowicz report, bio
- Name: Jan Blachowicz
- Nationality: Polish
- Born: Feb. 24, 1983
- Height: 6-2
- Reach: 78 inches
- Total fights: 35
- Record: 27-8
Israel Adesanya report, bio
- Name: Israel Adesanya
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Born: July 22, 1989
- Height: 6-4
- Reach: 80 inches
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 20-0
UFC 259 combat card
Main card (ESPN+ PPV)
- Jan Błachowicz (c) vs. Israel Adesanya for Błachowicz’s Light Heavyweight title
- Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Megan Anderson for Nunes’ Women’s Featherweight title
- Petr Yan (c) vs. Aljamain Sterling for Yan’s Bantamweight title
- Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober; Lightweight
- Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakić; Light Heavyweight
Preliminary card (ESPN/ESPN+)
- Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney; Bantamweight
- Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips; Bantamweight
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov; Flyweight
- Rogério Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France; Flyweight
- Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos; Women’s Strawweight
Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
- Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa; Flyweight
- Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg; Light Heavyweight
- Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews; Welterweight
- Uroš Medić vs. Aalon Cruz; Lightweight
- Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones; Bantamweight