LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: (L-R) Opponents Dominick Cruz and Casey Kenney face off during the UFC … [+]
Tonight, the UFC holds 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.
Before the main card, UFC 259 features a four-fight preliminary card. Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz faces Casey Kenny in the featured prelim fight.
Cruz, who held the WEC bantamweight title before he joined the UFC and claimed the UFC 135-pound belt, is on the first two-fight losing skid of his career. Cruz was 22-1 before he dropped a decision to Cody Garbrandt in 2016. Henry Cejudo then scored a TKO win over Cruz in his next outing, which didn’t take place until 2020, due to injuries.
Kenney joined the UFC in 2019. He is 5-1 with the promotion. His only setback was a 2020 decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili. Kenney is on a three-fight winning streak. His most recent outing was a October 2020 decision victory over Nathaniel Wood.
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
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
Uroš Medić vs. Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones
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