UFC 259 Results

UFC 259 Results
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 05: (L-R) Opponents Jan Blachowicz of Poland and Israel Adesanya of Nigeria face off during the UFC 259 weigh-in at UFC APEX on March 05, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

We have your UFC 259 results. The UFC 259 event features fifteen fights, including three title bouts. The card will be televised today from the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There are three title fights on the card. In the main event, undisputed middleweight champion Israel Adesanya goes up in weight class to try and become a double champion against undisputed light heavyweight champion Jan Błachowicz. In the co-main event, current women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her 145 lb title against towering challenger Megan Anderson. Also on the main card is the eagerly anticipated clash between bantamweight champion Petr Yan and number 1 bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling.

The main card is rounded out as lightweight prospects Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober lock horns alongside a fight between former light heavyweight title contender Thiago Santos and Aleksandar Rakić.

The prelims are headed by the return of bantamweight legend and former UFC champion Dominick Cruz as he fights rising star, Casey Kenney. Cruz’s fellow WEC veteran Joseph Benavidez takes on the fierce wrestler Askar Askarov. The talented prospect Yadong Song battles it out with Kyler Phillips. The City Kickboxing presence in the main event is reinforced by Kai Kara-France and Carlos Ulberg, who will be fighting Jordan Espinosa and Kennedy Nzechukwu respectively.

The prelims are rounded off by Sean Brady versus Jake Matthews, Livinha Souza versus Amanda Lemos, Uros Medic versus Aalon Cruz, and Trevin Jones versus Mario Bautista.

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UFC 259 Results – Main Card

Jan Błachowicz def. Israel Adesanya for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)

Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson for the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship via submission (inverted triangle armbar) at 2:03 of round 1

Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan for the UFC Bantamweight Championship via DQ (Illegal Knee) at 4:29 of round 4

Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:37 of round 3

Aleksandar Rakić def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

UFC 259 Results – Preliminary Card

Dominick Cruz def. Casey Kenney via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Kyler Phillips def. Yadong Song via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Askar Askarov def. Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Kai Kara-France def. Rogério Bontorin via TKO (right uppercut and right hook) at 4:55 of round 1

Tim Elliott def. Jordan Espinosa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)

Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Carlos Ulberg via TKO (right hook and ground-and-pound) at 3:19 of round 2

Sean Brady def. Jake Matthews via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:28 of round 3

Amanda Lemos def. Livinha Souza via TKO (jab) at 3:39 of round 1

Uros Medic
def. Aalon Cruz via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 1:40 of round 1

Trevin Jones def. Mario Bautista via TKO (right uppercut and ground-and-pound) at 0:40 of round 2

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