Bloody Elbow presents its fight night and post-fight coverage for UFC 259, which goes down on March 6th at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz defends his title against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
As part of this stacked lineup, the co-main event is a women’s featherweight title defense for two-division champion Amanda Nunes against Megan Anderson, but preceding that is a men’s bantamweight title fight between champion Petr Yan and challenger Aljamain Sterling. Rounding out the main card are rising lightweight contenders Drew Dober and Islam Makhachev, plus former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos against contender Aleksandar Rakic.
Notable preliminary card action includes former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz against the always tough and high-energy Casey Kenney, as well as longtime flyweight contender and multi-time title challenger Joseph Benavidez against rising star Askar Askarov.
UFC 259 airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view, with a main card start time at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT and televised prelims on ESPN (simulcast on ESPN+) at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Early prelims stream on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ and air on ESPN2 at 5:15 PM ET/2:15 PM PT.