UFC delivers its most stacked Pay-Per-View event of 2021 so far, headlined by a trio of world championship bouts. Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz makes his first title defense against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who aims to become only the fifth fighter to simultaneously hold belts in two UFC weight classes. Two-division titleholder Amanda Nunes puts her UFC featherweight championship on the line against talented striker Megan Anderson. Plus, UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan looks to take out surging No. 1 contender Aljamain Sterling.
UFC 259: BŁACHOWICZ vs. ADESANYA will take place Saturday, March 6 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish. Early prelims get underway at 5:30pm ET / 2:30 pm PT.
Title bouts scheduled for five rounds. All other bouts scheduled for three rounds.
UFC 259 Official Weigh-In Results:
Main Event - Light Heavyweight Title Bout: Jan Blachowicz (205) vs Israel Adesanya (201)
Co-Main Event - Women’s Featherweight Title Bout: Amanda Nunes (145) vs Megan Anderson (144.5)
Bantamweight Title Bout: Petr Yan (135) vs Aljamain Sterling (134.5)
Lightweight Bout: Islam Makhachev (156) vs Drew Dober (156)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Thiago Santos (206) vs Aleksandar Rakic (206)
Bantamweight Bout: Dominick Cruz (136) vs Casey Kenney (136)
Bantamweight Bout: Song Yadong (135.5) vs Kyler Phillips (136)
MORE UFC 259: How To Order | Amanda Nunes Forever | Jan Blachowicz Career Retrospective | Inside The Octagon | Aljamain Sterling’s Top Finishes | Journey To Champion - Petr Yan | Kennedy Nzechukwu | Casey Kenney| Tim Elliott | Song Yadong
Flyweight Bout: Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs Askar Askarov (127)*
Flyweight Bout: Rogerio Bontorin (126) vs Kai Kara-France (125.5)
Flyweight Bout: Tim Elliott (125.5) vs Jordan Espinosa (126)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5) vs Carlos Ulberg (205)
Welterweight Bout: Sean Brady (170.5) vs Jake Matthews (169.5)
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Livinha Souza (116) vs Amanda Lemos (116)
Lightweight Bout: Uros Medic (156) vs Aalon Cruz (155)
Bantamweight Bout: Mario Bautista (135.5) vs Trevin Jones (134.5)
*Askar Askarov weighed in above the flyweight limit. He forfeits 20% of his purse to his opponent. Fight proceeds as scheduled.