UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results

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UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results

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UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya
Mar 6, 2021
UFC APEX
Las Vegas, Nevada

 

UFC 259: Blachowicz vs Adesanya Results

 

Fight Card Ranking (strength of card on paper based on our exclusive Pound for Pound fighter rankings)

15,264 – UFC 245 only fight card ranked higher

UFC PPV cards range between 15,450-4,700 points, with an average card ranking 10,500

 

(click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)

(fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system – click fighter’s rank to check out the list)

 

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Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship:
Jan Blachowicz   (27-8, #2 ranked light heavyweight) vs Israel Adesanya   (20-0, #1 ranked light heavyweight)

WINNER: Jan Blachowicz by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45)


UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship:
Amanda Nunes   (20-4, #1 ranked women’s feather/bantamweight) vs Megan Anderson   (11-4, #5 ranked women’s feather/bantamweight)

WINNER: Amanda Nunes by Submission (Reverse Triangle Armbar) – Round 1 (2:03)


UFC Bantamweight Championship:
Petr Yan   (15-1, #1 ranked bantamweight) vs Aljamain Sterling   (19-3, #3 ranked bantamweight)

WINNER:  Aljamain Sterling by DQ (Illegal Knee) – Round 4 (4:29)


Lightweights:
Islam Makhachev   (18-1, #7 ranked lightweight) vs Drew Dober   (23-9, 1 NC, #15 ranked lightweight)

WINNER: Islam Makhachev by Submission (Arm Triangle) – Round 3 (1:37)


Light Heavyweights:
Thiago Santos   (21-8, #9 ranked light heavyweight) vs Aleksandar Rakic   (13-2, #10 ranked light heavyweight)

WINNER: Aleksandar Rakic by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

 

Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ – 8:00 pm Eastern)

Bantamweights:
Dominick Cruz   (22-3, #14 ranked bantamweight) vs Casey Kenney   (16-2-1, #13 ranked bantamweight)

WINNER: Dominick Cruz by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)


Bantamweights:
Song Yadong   (16-4-1, 1 NC, #10 ranked bantamweight) vs Kyler Phillips  (8-1, #29 ranked bantamweight)

WINNER: Kyler Phillips by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Flyweights:
Joseph Benavidez   (28-7, #4 ranked flyweight) vs Askar Askarov   (12-0-1, #9 ranked flyweight)

WINNER: Askar Askarov by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)


Flyweight:
Rogerio Bontorin  (16-2, 1 NC, #19 ranked flyweight) vs Kai Kara-France   (21-9, 1 NC, #18 ranked flyweight)

WINNER: Kai Kara-France by TKO (Punches) – Round 1 (4:55)

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

 

Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass – 6:00 pm Eastern)

Flyweights:
Tim Elliott   (17-11-1, #12 ranked flyweight) vs Jordan Espinosa   (15-8, 1 NC, #21 ranked flyweight)

WINNER: Tim Elliott by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)


Light Heavyweights:
Kennedy Nzechukwu   (7-1, #34 ranked light heavyweight) vs Carlos Ulberg   (5-0)

WINNER: Kennedy Kzechukwu by TKO (Punches) – Round 2 (3:19)

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT


Welterweights:
Sean Brady   (13-0, #48 ranked welterweight) vs Jake Matthews   (17-4, #20 ranked welterweight)

WINNER: Sean Brady by Submission (Arm Triangle) – Round 3 (3:20)


Women’s Strawweight:
Livia Renata Souza   (14-2 #23 ranked women’s strawweight) vs Amanda Lemos   (8-1-1, #15 ranked women’s strawweight)

WINNER: Amanda Lemos by TKO (Punches) – Round 1 (3:39)


Lightweights:
Uros Medic   (6-0) vs Aalon Cruz   (8-3, #65 ranked lightweight)

WINNER: Uros Medic by TKO (Punches) – Round 1 (1:40)

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT


Bantamweights:
Mario Bautista   (8-1, #27 ranked bantamweight) vs Trevin Jones   (12-6, 1 NC, #57 ranked bantamweight)

WINNER: Trevin Jones by TKO (Punches) – Round 2 (0:40)

 

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