A jam-packed fight card, one among the foremost loaded slates of all time, is almost upon us as UFC 259 approaches. The promotion filled this card with three major title fights and 4 champions in action, to not mention some big veterans and rising prospects the whet the appetite early from Las Vegas on March 6.
The co-main event will mark the return of two-division champions and the consensus greatest woman in mixed martial arts history when Amanda Nunes looks to defend her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. it’ll be just Nunes’ second fight in 15 months due to minor injuries, COVID-19 protocols and therefore the birth of her first child with fellow fighter Nina Ansaroff. the primary title tilt to kick things off could also be the simplest matchup on paper when bantamweight champion Petr Yan looks to form his first defense against top contender Aljamain Sterling.
When it involves fight cards, they do not get much bigger — or better — than what we’ve on tap for UFC 259. With three championship fights and several current and former champions and title challengers up and down the cardboard,
In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya heads to the sunshine heavyweight division to challenge 205-pound champion Jan Blachowicz within the Pol’s first title defense. The co-main event features two-division champ Amanda Nunes defending her women’s featherweight title against Megan Anderson. Bantamweight champion Petr Yan also will defend his 135-pound title on the cardboard, taking over top contender Aljamain Sterling.
Nunes has yet to be truly challenged during a fight since losing to Cat Zingano by TKO in 2014. The Brazilian champion has reigned over a path of destruction since, with seven finishes in her last 10 fights (all wins). She encounters her first disadvantage during this fight, however, with Anderson standing three inches taller than Nunes. Anderson is 3-1 with three stoppages since dropping her promotional debut to Holly Holm in 2018.
UFC 259 info
- Date: March 6
- Location: UFC APEX — Las Vegas, Nevada
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
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Meanwhile, Yan and Sterling have all the makings of a drag-out brawl. Yan has been nothing in need of brilliant since joining the promotion in 2018 with a 7-0 record and 4 finishes. the sole slight criticism fans have levied at the present champ is his road to the title, which featured bouts with aging legends Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo. Sterling, on the opposite hand, has skilled the proverbial gauntlet. He’s posted a 7-2 mark since 2017 while facing every superstar within the division along the way. Sterling is coming off of his best performance yet in an 88-second submission of another top contender in Cory Sandhagen.