On March 6 of this year, UFC 259 will go live from Las Vegas' APEX arena. The fight card is unbelievably stacked featuring three title fights, (a first for the UFC.) Israel Adesanya attempts to become UFC's 4th champ-champ as he challenges for Jan Blachowicz's LHW title in what promises to be a heavy-hitting fight likely to end with a knockout.
The second title fight of the night will be between rising star Megan Anderson and the Queen of the UFC Amanda Nunes. The lioness looks to defend her Featherweight title in what will be her 8th title fight surpassing her own record. Nunes hasn't lost since 2014 when she fought the unpredictable Cat Zingano early on in Nunes' career. Megan Anderson looks to do what no one else has been able to since Nunes started her title run, and by the odds from Vegas no one expects her to put up much of a fight. However. if we know anything about the champ, she puts on a show every single time she steps into the cage, and while recent rumors have pointed toward a possible retirement from the greatest woman mixed-martial artist ever, look for this fight to be no different.
Were not even done talking about title fights yet! The tertiary main event of the evening will be for the Men's bantamweight title, as Petr Yan makes his first defense against long-overdue challenger Aljamain Sterling. Yan won his title in July against Jose Aldo in an impressive performance of striking. Yan is touted as one of the best strikers in his division, but he'll have to diversify his game because his first challenger is probably the best grappler in his division, who will also have a significant reach advantage in their fight. This promises to be crazy fight likely to end by stoppage, and personally, my most intriguing matchup on this card.
We also have 4 to 5 more interesting fights on this card, including the LHW contest to mark a #2 contender between #2 Thiago Santos and #4 Aleksander Rakic. "Next big thing" Islam Makhachev will fight Drew Dober as he attempts to keep his trajectory to the Lightweight title his training partner Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated last year.
We also have legends fighting..... on the PRELIMS.... That's how stacked this card is! Dominick Cruz returns for only the second time in 5 years to fight Casey Kenney as a clash of striker v wrestler. We also have the #1 contender for the Flyweight title between veteran and fan-favorite Joseph Benavidez fights the undefeated Askar Askarov.
This card is likely to be the best of the entire year! Make sure to check out MMA Complete Podcast's Live Stream for the entire PPV!