UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is one of the promotion’s biggest stars, and is on the precipice of history as enters UFC 259. The only person standing in his way is a man holding the title for the weight above his: UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
The stakes couldn’t be higher as Adesanya and Blachowicz get set to square off in the main event of UFC 259, set to take place live from Las Vegas on March 6, 2021.
On one side, Adesanya will look to become just the fifth fighter in UFC history to hold two different champions simultaneously, and will look to cement his status as one of the company’s greatest competitors of all time.
On the other side, Blachowicz will try to make a name for himself in his first defense of the light heavyweight title, and will attempt to put a stop to both one of the quickest rises to glory and one of the most impressive winning streaks in UFC history.
Factoring in the entertainment value that Adesanya offers, the power that the Polish light heavyweight champion possesses, and the 20-pound difference between the two champion’s respective divisions, there will be plenty of drama for fans to be excited about as the third UFC pay-per-view of 2021 nears.
But, in addition to a main event featuring two UFC champions, fans will also be able to look forward to two other title fights on the main card, as well.
In the night’s co-main event, one of just four double champions in the UFC’s history will defend one of her titles as UFC featherweight champion Amanda Nunes squares off against Megan Anderson.
And, in the middle of the main card, UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan will go toe-to-toe with one of the division’s best as he puts his title on the line against Aljamain Sterling.
With so much chaos on the way and so many big names to remember, it’s easy to get lost in all of the excitement. But, to help get you in the right frame of mind, we’ve laid out all you need to know before the fighters step into the Octagon for UFC 259.
When is UFC 259?
UFC 259 will start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Where is UFC 259 taking place?
UFC 259 will be broadcast live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 259 main card:
Main event for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Israel Adesanya (UFC Middleweight Champion)
Women’s Featherweight Championship bout: Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Megan Anderson
Bantamweight Championship bout: Petr Yan (c) vs. Aljamain Sterling (1)
Lightweight bout: Islam Makhachev (14) vs. Drew Dober (15)
Light Heavyweight bout: Thiago Santos (2) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (4)
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