UFC 259 goes down tonight (Sat. March 6, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion compiled an excellent card for fight fans to enjoy.
It’s headlined by a meeting between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya in a light heavyweight title bout.
Blachowicz entered this fight after winning the light heavyweight title with a TKO win over Dominick Reyes at the UFC 253 pay-per-view event. He had been coming off a first-round KO win over Corey Anderson at the UFC Rio Rancho event. Prior to that, he got a split decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at the UFC Sao Paulo event on November 16, 2019 and picked up a knockout win over former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at the UFC 239 pay-per-view event.
Adesanya made his first title defense against Paulo Costa at the UFC 253 pay-per-view event where he got a second-round TKO win. Adesanya became the new UFC middleweight champion when he finished Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 last October by TKO. Before that, he picked up a decision win over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-headliner of the UFC 236 pay-per-view event. Heading into this fight, he fought six times in less than a year-and-a-half total in the UFC and won all six bouts.
The co-headliner will see a women’s featherweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling in a bantamweight title contest, Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober, and Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic finishes out the main card.
It’s certain to have a great night of fights. Check back later tonight for MMA News’ UFC 259 results below:
Light heavyweight title fight: Jan Blachowicz (champion) vs. Israel Adesanya
Women’s featherweight title fight: Amanda Nunes (champion) vs. Megan Anderson
Bantamweight title fight: Petr Yan (champion) vs. Aljamain Sterling
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Quick UFC 259 Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Light heavyweight title fight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
- Women’s featherweight title fight: Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
- Bantamweight title fight: Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Lightweight bout: Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
- Light heavyweight bout: Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
- Bantamweight bout: Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
- Bantamweight bout: Kyler Phillips vs. Song Yadong
- Flyweight bout: Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
- Women’s strawweight bout: Amanda Lemos) vs. Livinha Souza
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
- Flyweight bout: Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
- Light heavyweight bout: Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
- Welterweight bout: Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
- Flyweight bout: Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
- Lightweight bout: Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic
- Bantamweight bout: Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones