UFC 259 is booked for Saturday 6 Mach at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas which has been hosting fan-less fights for the bulk of the past year.
While the roar of the crowd will be missing from the likes of the T-Mobile Arena, fans tuning into the PPV from the Apex will be in for a treat with three titles on the line and a busy preliminary card propping up the main show.
Provided everything goes to plan and everyone stays healthy, we’ll be seeing undefeated Israel Adesanya (20-0) make his step-up from middleweight to light-heavyweight as he goes after Polish powerhouse Jan Blachowicz (27-8) in an effort to become the promotion’s latest double-champ.
A double-champ herself, Amanda Nunes (20-4) returns to the cage for the first time since last June’s unanimous win over Felicia Spencer to face Megan Anderson (10-4) for the women’s featherweight crown.
At bantamweight, Aljo Sterling (19-3) finally gets his shot at gold when he faces Petr Yan (15-1) for the 135 strap.
Dominick Cruz returns from the commentary table to headline the prelim card with a bantamweight bout against rising star Casey Kenney while Joe Benavidez will be hoping for a return to the win column when he meets Askar Askarov at flyweight.
We’ll be breaking down the big fights on All Things MMA later this month.
UFC 259 Fight Card
Fight card details for UFC 250 as of 15 February 2021.
Jan Blackowicz v Israel Adesanya, UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Amanda Nunes v Megan Anderson, UFC Featherweight Championship
Petr Yan v Aljamain Sterling, UFC Bantamweight Championship