Watch the UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya weigh-ins here.
In less than 36 hours, the heavily-hyped UFC 259 kicks off in Las Vegas, and it’ll all lead up to the awaited champion vs. champion showdown between defending UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
Also included on the card will be Amanda Nunes defending the UFC women’s featherweight title against Megan Anderson and Petr Yan putting up the UFC bantamweight belt against Aljamain Sterling.
Before any of the fighters can make the walk to the Octagon, however, they must first get through the UFC 259 weigh-ins. FanSided MMA is live on-site in Las Vegas and will bring you the live weigh-ins as they unfold.
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This will mark Blachowicz’s first defense of the light heavyweight title since winning the then-vacant title against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. Adesanya became interim middleweight champion in his UFC 236 classic with Kelvin Gastelum before becoming an undisputed champion by knocking out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. Adesanya has since retained against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 248 and UFC 253, respectively.
Nunes became women’s featherweight champion and the first female two-division titleholder in UFC history by knocking out Cristiane Justino (aka Cris Cyborg) at UFC 232. Her first title defense of the 145-pound belt came in June at UFC 250, where she thoroughly dominated Felicia Spencer. Anderson will come into this bout off a first-round submission of Zarah Fairn Dos Santos and a first-round knockout of Norma Dumont Viana.
Yan claimed the then-vacant bantamweight championship at UFC 251, finishing Jose Aldo in five rounds. He has just one loss in his MMA career and is unbeaten in the Octagon. Sterling enters this fight on a five-fight win streak, most recently submitting Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250 to earn this title shot.
You can check out the full UFC 259 card below:
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Preliminary Card (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
Early Prelim Card (ESPN+ & UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Uros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones