LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 05: (L-R) Opponents Petr Yan of Russia and Aljamain Sterling face off … [+]
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.
The 28-year-old Yan won the vacant bantamweight crown in July with a dominant performance over former featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Yan scored a fifth-round TKO win in that contest. Yan’s overall record is 15-1 and he is unbeaten in the UFC. The Russian athlete is 7-0 with the promotion. He joined the UFC in 2018.
Long Island’s Sterling earned his UFC title shot with five straight wins. He is coming off a first-round submission victory over Cory Sandhagen. Sterling is 19-3 overall. He joined the UFC in 2013. At the time, the 31-year-old was 8-0. Sterling’s most recent loss was a knockout defeat at the hands of Marlon Moraes. Before that, Sterling’s other UFC losses were both split-decision setbacks.
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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