Israel Adesanya is looking of his second UFC title. Josh Hedges / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
UFC 259 is almost here. Forgot Conor McGregor , forget Usman vs. Burns - this is the card of the cards. This is the one that should get you excited. Three titles fight. Three. And not just any title fight, very good.
The main event is particularly exciting. UFC middleweight champion (and pending mega-star) Israel Adesanya climbs a weight class to become the latest UFC "champion-champion ". He faces the recently crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. SEE AT E SPN PLUS
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Blachowicz is a monstrous hitter, and Adesanya could be the best pure forward in the UFC. This matador / bull match is sure to put everyone on the edge of their seat for as long as it lasts.
But we can also see the best fighter ever. Amanda Nunes defends her featherweight crown against Australian star Megan Anderson. Outside of a rematch with Cris Cyborg, this is possibly the bi-biggest UFC Women's fight out there right now. I can't wait for this one.
We also get a title fight in perhaps the most
How to watch UFC 259
This year, UFC has entered into a new partnership with ESPN. This is great news for UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you are one of the UFC fans who want to watch UFC live in the United States.
In the US, if you want to know how to watch UFC 259, you will only find the night fight on PPV via ESPN Plus . The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN site :
- Existing annual ESPN Plus subscribers can order the next UFC fight $ 70 .
- Existing monthly ESPN Plus subscribers will either be able to upgrade to an annual plan and purchase UFC PPV for $ 85 or purchase the option to watch the UFC event on PPV for $ 70 on their own.
- New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a UFC PPV event bundle (broadcast in HD) and a subion annual recurring ESPN Plus for $ 90. This is a good deal. The previous offer saved 25% but this new packagerepresents a saving of 35%. The ESPN Annual ESPN Plus Membership will renew automatically after one year, at the cost of an ESPN Plus Annual Membership at the time of auto-renewal.
You can do all of the above via the link below. SEE ON ESPN PLUS
MMA fans in UK can watch UFC 259 exclusively through BT Sport . There are more options if you live in Australia . You can watchr UFC 259 via Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app . You can even order data using your PlayStation or using the UFC app on your Xbox .
Based on previous UFC times, this is the time we are expecting ...
- The main card begins March 6 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
- Preliminaries begin March 6 at 8 p.m.ET (5 p.m. PT).
- Preliminaries begin March 6 at 6:00 p.m. ET (3:00 p.m. PT).
- Main card starts March 7 at 3:00 GMT.
- Preliminaries begin March 7, 1:00 GMT.
- Preliminary starts on March 6, 23:00 GMT.
- The main card starts March 7 at 2 p.m. AEDT.
- Preliminaries begin March 7 at 12 p.m. AEDT.
- The preliminaries start on March 7 at 10:00 a.m. AEDT.
Given the volatility and fluidity of previous fight cards in the COVID-19 era, expect that one - here is cut and changed. I really expect to see a few more fights added to this one.
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
- Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
- Petr Yav vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
- Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
- Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
- Kennedy Nzechukwu against Carlos Ulberg
- Sean Brady against Jake Matthews
- Rogerio Bontorin against Kai Kara France