Following UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, catch the post-fight press conference.
After the highly-hyped and stacked UFC 259 card, featuring a tripleheader of championship fights, wraps up from the UFC Apex, make sure to check here for the UFC 259 post-fight press conference.
FanSided MMA will be on-site and will be live-tweeting the press conference.
At the conference, UFC President Dana White and several fighters who competed on the UFC 259 card will address the media.
Watch the UFC 259 post-fight press conference here
In the main event, Jan Blachowicz put the UFC light heavyweight championship on the line against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who was looking to become the fifth UFC fighter to earn champ-champ status.
This marked Blachowicz’s first attempt at defending the title he won by defeating Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Adesanya, meanwhile, entered this bout off two successful defenses of the middleweight title in 2020. Adesanya also entered this bout at 201.5 pounds, the third-lightest competition in UFC light heavyweight title fight history. Per ESPN Stats and Info, entering this fight, fighters who entered these title fights under 202 pounds are 0-2.
The co-main event of the evening saw Amanda Nunes put the women’s featherweight title on the line against Megan Anderson. Nunes claimed the UFC female 145-pound title, and champ-champ status with that, at UFC 232. She successfully defended the featherweight belt for the first time at UFC 250 last year, defeating Felicia Spencer. In 2019, Nunes defended her bantamweight title successfully. against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie. Anderson entered this fight off a first-round submission of Zarah Fairn Dos Santos and first-round knockout of Norma Dumont Viana.
Additionally, Petr Yan defended the UFC bantamweight championship in a highly-anticipated clash with Aljamain Sterling. This marked Yan’s first title defense since claiming the belt by defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 251. Sterling entered this bout on a five-fight win streak, earning this title bout by submitting Cory Sandhagen in under 90 seconds at UFC 250.
The title fight winners are scheduled to be at the press conference, talking about their victories and what is next. The losers, if cleared and allowed, may also appear to discuss where they go from here.
Some of the main card’s other participants — Islam Makhachev, Drew Dober, Thiago Santos and Aleksandar Rakic — may also appear.
When White addresses the media, he will discuss the events of tonight, as well as any news and rumors surrounding the UFC. He will also hand out post-fight bonuses, naming the UFC 259 Fight of the Night (if any) and performance bonuses.
The UFC’s next event is UFC Vegas 21, which takes place next week, March 13, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. That card will be topped by the return of Leon Edwards, who faces a short-notice replacement in Belal Muhammad.
The UFC’s next pay-per-view card, UFC 260, is expected to take place on March 27. The card is currently scheduled to also take place at the UFC Apex; however, the re-openings and removals of restrictions in Texas have sparked rumors and considerations that UFC 260 or UFC 261 could take place somewhere in the state, potentially Houston.
UFC 260 will be headlined by two title fights — the heavyweight championship rematch between defending champ Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, and Alexander Volkanovski defending the UFC featherweight championship against Brian Ortega.