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UFC 259

UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on March 6, 2021 at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


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UFC 259 Fight Card and Results


Main Fight Card


Weight ClassFight CardMethodRoundResults
Light HeavyweightJan Blachowicz vs. Israel AdesanyaDecisionR5 (05:00)Jan Blachowicz def. Israel Adesanya
Women FeatherweightAmanda Nunes vs. Megan AndersonSubmissionR1 (02:03)Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson
BantamweightPetr Yan vs. Aljamain SterlingDisqualificationR4 (04:29)Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan
LightweightIslam Makhachev vs. Drew DoberSubmissionR3 (01:37)Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober
LightweightThiago Santos vs. Aleksandar RakićDecisionR3 (05:00)Aleksandar Rakić def. Thiago Santos


Preliminary Fight Card


Weight ClassFight CardMethodRoundResults
BantamweightDominick Cruz vs. Casey KenneyDecisionR3 (05:00)Dominick Cruz def. Casey Kenney
BantamweightSong Yadong vs. Kyler PhillipsDecisionR3 (05:00)Kyler Phillips def. Song Yadong
FlyweightJoseph Benavidez vs. Askar AskarovDecisionR3 (05:00)Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez
FlyweightRogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-FranceKO/TKOR1 (04:55)Kai Kara-France def. Rogerio Bontorin


Early Prelims Card


Weight ClassFight CardMethodRoundResults
FlyweightTim Elliott vs. Jordan EspinosaDecisionR3 (05:00)Tim Elliott def. Jordan Espinosa
Light HeavyweightKennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos UlbergKO/TKOR2 (03:19)Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Carlos Ulberg
WelterweightSean Brady vs. Jake MatthewsSubmissionR3 (03:28)Sean Brady def. Jake Matthews
Women StrawweightLivia Renata Souza vs. Amanda LemosKO/TKOR1 (03:39)Amanda Lemos def. Livia Renata Souza
LightweightUros Medic vs. Aalon CruzKO/TKOR1 (01:40)Uros Medic def. Aalon Cruz
BantamweightMario Bautista vs. Trevin JonesKO/TKOR2 (00:47)Trevin Jones def. Mario Bautista


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