LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: (L-R) Opponents Tim Elliott and Jordan Espinosa face off during the … [+]
Tonight, the UFC presents UFC 259 at Apex in Las Vegas. The ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card features three title fights at the top of the card.
In the main event of the ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view event, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya moves up to light heavyweight to challenge Jan Blachowicz for his 205-pound title belt. In the co-headliner, two-division women’s champion Amanda Nunes puts her featherweight title on the line against Megan Anderson. Before those two title bouts, bantamweight champion Petr Yan tangles with No. 1 ranked 135-pound contender Aljamain Sterling.
The early prelims for the fight card feature six fights. The final matchup on that portion of the card is a flyweight fight between former title challenger Tim Elliott and Jordan Espinosa.
Elliott is in his second stint with the UFC. Between 2012 and 2015, Elliott went 2-4 with the promotion before he moved to Titan FC where he won and defended that promotion’s flyweight title. He found his way back to the UFC in 2016 through “The Ultimate Fighter.” He won that season of the reality show and earned a shot at then 125-pound champ Demetrious Johnson. Elliott went five rounds with the champ, but lost a unanimous decision. Elliott is 3-5 in his second UFC run and coming off a July 2020 win over Ryan Benoit.
Espinosa earned his UFC contract in 2018 via the Dana White Contender Series. Espinosa is 2-3 with the UFC. He is coming off a September decision setback to David Dvorak.
UFC 259 takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+ and ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
How To Watch Or Live Stream UFC 259:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
Aleksandar Rakić vs. Thiago Santos
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Rogério Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
Early Preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Uroš Medić vs. Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones
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