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UFC 259 — Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz: Fight card, odds, start time, PPV price, complete guide, date

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A jam-packed fight card, one of the most loaded slates of all time, is nearly upon us as UFC 259 approaches. The promotion filled this card with three major title fights and four champions in action, not to mention some big veterans and rising prospects the whet the appetite early from Las Vegas on March 6. Atop the card is the megafight between light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and rising middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Adesanya has had an incredibly fast rise through the promotion. He captured the interim middleweight crown in just his sixth fight before unifying the belt in his seventh. Now, he’ll look to become the fastest simultaneous two-division champion in just his 10th fight under the banner. Another champ-champ fills out this card in the co-main event when Amanda Nunes looks to defend her featherweight crown against top challenger Megan Anderson. Nunes has defended the 145-pound once since earning it over Cris Cyborg in 2018 — outpacing Felicia Spencer by decision last June. That also marks her only other appearance in the Octagon in the last 15 months as she’s dealt with some minor injuries as well as the birth of her first child with partner Nina Ansaroff.

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This card also marks the return of bantamweight champion Petr Yan when he takes on Aljamain Sterling in a much-anticipated clash for the 135-pound title. Plus, lightweight Islam Makhachev makes his first appearance inside the Octagon in 18 months when he takes on the surging Drew Dober. And former light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos opens the PPV portion of the card when he faces red-hot Aleksandar Rakic in a critical 205-pound clash.

Below you can find the complete fight card with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook. You will also find our complete coverage for UFC 259 with features, gambling advice and the latest news from Las Vegas. Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates for the fight card all week long.

UFC 259 fight card, odds

  • Israel Adesanya -240 vs. Jan Blachowicz (c) +200, light heavyweight championship
  • Amanda Nunes (c) -800 vs. Megan Anderson +500, women’s featherweight championship
  • Petr Yan (c) -130 vs. Aljamain Sterling +110, bantamweight championship
  • Islam Makhachev -450 vs. Drew Dober +340, lightweights
  • Aleksandar Rakic -175 vs. Thiago Santos +145, light heavyweights
  • Casey Kenney -135 vs. Dominick Cruz +115, bantamweights
  • Song Yadong -170 vs. Kyler Phillips +145, bantamweights
  • Askar Askarov -125 vs. Joseph Benavidez +105, flyweights
  • Amanda Lemos -230 vs. Livinha Souza +190, women’s strawweights
  • Jordan Espinosa -120 vs. Tim Elliott +100, flyweights
  • Carlos Ulberg -240 vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu +200, light heavyweights
  • Sean Brady -210 vs. Jake Matthews +175, welterweights
  • Kai Kara-France -135 vs. Rogerio Bontorin +115, flyweights
  • Uros Medic -170 vs. Aalon Cruz +145, lightweights
  • Mario Bautista -230 vs. Trevin Jones +190, bantamweights

UFC 259 info

  • Date: March 6
  • Location: UFC APEX — Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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Brent Brookhouse
2021-03-06 17:45:18

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