The UFC returns to their Apex facility in Las Vegas for its second PPV of 2021. On Saturday, March 6th UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya will be televised on ESPN+ PPV and feature three title fights.
The six-fight early preliminary card starts at 6:00 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight preliminary card starts at 8:00 p.m., and will be carried by both ESPN and ESPN+. The five-fight main card gets going at approximately 10 p.m. ET, and will cost $69.99 through ESPN+ PPV.
Jan Blachowicz will take on Israel Adesanya for the light heavyweight title in the main event for UFC 259. Blachowicz defeated Dominick Reyes in September of last year for the belt, and now has an opponent looking to be the belt holder in two different divisions. With a win Adesanya joins a list that includes only Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor, Henry Cejudo and Amanda Nunes as holders of two division championships at the same time.
In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes defends one of her two championships, this one at women’s featherweight, against Megan Anderson. Nunes is a massive favorite over Anderson, who is just 3-2 in the UFC and hasn’t competed in a year. But The Lioness has cleared out the entire division, and this what happens when you do that: There’s only Australians on two-fight win streaks left to conquer.
The third title fight is Petr Yan fighting Aljamain Sterling for the UFC bantamweight championship.
The main card for UFC 259 will be live streamed on ESPN+ PPV, which will cost $69.99 for the full card. The link provides an option for simply buying the card or buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.