A third title fight added to UFC 259.
Petr “No Mercy” Yan defending the UFC bantamweight title against number one contender Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling joins Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya for the UFC Light-heavyweight title, & Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson for the UFC Women’s featherweight title.
Yan was originally going to make his first defense of the UFC bantamweight title against at UFC 256, but due to personal reasons the champion had to withdraw from the December date. At UFC 251 Yan won his ninth in a row stopping Jose Aldo with brutal ground & pound in the fifth round to capture the UFC championship. Sterling became the number one contender after winning his fifth straight by submitting Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250.
UFC 259 will be on March 6th on ESPN+ pay per view.
UFC 259 Line Up
- Light-heavyweight Title Bout: (champ) Jan Blachowicz (25-4) vs. Israel Adesanya (20-0)
- Women’s Featherweight Title Bout: (champ) Amanda Nunes (20-4) vs. Megan Anderson (10-4)
- Bantamweight Title Bout: (champ) Petr Yan (14-1) vs. Aljamain Sterling (19-3)
- Light-heavyweight Bout: Thiago Santos (21-6) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (13-2)
- Flyweight Bout: Joseph Benavidez (28-7) vs. Askar Askarov (13-0-1)
- Bantamweight Bout: Dominick Cruz (22-3) vs. Casey Kenney (16-2-1)
- Lightweight Bout: Islam Makhachev (18-1) vs. Drew Dober (23-9)
- Lightweight Bout: Uros Medic (6-0) vs. Alaon Cruz (8-3)
- Bantamweight Bout: Randy Costa (6-1) vs. Trevin Jones (12-6)
- Welterweight Bout: Sean Brady (13-0) vs. Jake Matthews (17-4)
- Flyweight Bout: Tim Elliott (16-11-1) vs. Jordan Espinosa (15-8)