HomeUFCUFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya reside outcomes and highlights
UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya reside outcomes and highlights
March 6, 2021
UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya reside outcomes and highlights.
Las Vegas, NV — The UFC hosts what may very well be the largest battle card of the 12 months when it pits 4 UFC titleholders in bouts with three titles on the road. The primary of the three championship bouts comes within the bantamweight division and reigning champ, Petr Yan, seems to be to defend his title for the primary time towards fan-favorite, Aljamain Sterling.
Within the co-main occasion is a ladies’s featherweight matchup between champ-champ Amanda Nunes who seems to be to defend one among her titles when she takes on Megan Anderson.
The primary occasion is a superfight between reigning mild heavyweight champion, Jan Błachowicz who takes on middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, who’s making his try at changing into the subsequent UFC double champ, ought to he win at UFC 259.
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Principal card (ESPN+ PPV 10 pm ET)
Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jan Błachowicz Israel Adesanya by way of unanimous choice (49-46, 49-45, 49-45) for the UFC mild heavyweight title
Jan Blachowicz retains title, ends Israel Adesanya’s undefeated file and champ-champ hopes
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson by way of submission (armbar) – Spherical 1, 2:03 – to defend ladies’s featherweight title
Amanda Nunes annihilates Megan Anderson simply within the first spherical
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Aljamain Sterling declared the winner after Petr Yan was disqualified for an intentional unlawful strike, Sterling is the brand new UFC bantamweight champion. (4:29, Spherical 4)
Learn the recap right here
Professionals react to Petr Yan dropping bantamweight title to Aljamain Sterling on a DQ
Every part I labored for up to now and to have the battle go like that… I believed the battle was very shut, I believed I used to be down two rounds. That’s not the best way I wished to win. That’s not the best way I envisioned this. I simply took the belt off. I used to be making an attempt to proceed even being like that, I used to be in a foul form and it might simply have been ego taking up and simply to get additional punishment. The ref advised me I used to be down. I don’t know. I perceive that there’s some warmth, some unhealthy blood a bit of bit, nevertheless it’s all rivalry…
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Islam Makhachev defeated Drew Dober by way of submission (arm-triangle choke), Spherical 3 – 1:37
Islam Makhachev dominates and finishes Drew Dober
The end is all the time essential. Possibly Dana will give me the bonus… I attempted to complete him within the first spherical, however Dober is a really robust man. He has like loopy energy, that’s why I simply tried to make him drained, make him work and end him within the third spherical.
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakić
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Aleksandar Rakic def. Thiago Santos by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Aleksandar Rakic bests Thiago Santos in disappointing PPV opener
The sport plan towards Thiago was to maintain the gap, to punch from exterior, punch from the gap, however right here within the APEX, the cage is a bit of bit smaller, so it’s tougher to maintain the gap. Closing the gap may be very, very quick. We all know Thiago is harmful within the brief distance along with his punches, along with his wild punches. He has like hammers in each fingers, so I wanted to concentrate on this. I stored it easy. I picked him aside and gained all three rounds by domination.
Preliminary card (ESPN+/ESPN)
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Dominick Cruz defeated Casey Kenney by way of cut up choice
Dominick Cruz exhibits he’s nonetheless a contender with win over Casey Kenney
I really like my hometown, that’s my coronary heart: Tucson, Arizona. I say I’m from San Diego as a result of I’m Tucson-built, San Diego-made. I actually did transfer from Tucson as a result of early on in my profession they didn’t wish to actually give me the love and the help. I don’t even know in the event that they gave poor Casey Kenney the love and the help, I don’t know what they’re doing. Leap on board with these guys. He’s a savage and I’m right here to help Tucson too. My complete household lives there. My mother, my dad… My complete household. I’m going again residence on a regular basis. All my folks in Tucson, I really like you. All my folks in San Diego, thanks for the help too. It’s good to be right here and it was good to scrap with ol’ Tucson boy.
Music Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Kyler Phillips defeated Music Yadong by way of unanimous choice (29-28 X3)
I used to be tremendous impressed by the battle. I wasn’t like tremendous impressed on my own, however I used to be comfortable and grateful for the chance and in addition grateful for the firefight that I had. I haven’t had too many fights like that. Often if I land a proper kick to anyone’s head, they’re going down, so once I hit him with that and he was nonetheless there, wobbling, I used to be like “I’m in for an actual battle”. It woke me up and I sort of felt like I had a surreal expertise. I hit him there with my finest shot and I used to be like “Rattling, it simply received actual”. I’m within the UFC High 15 now, that is the place I’m at. It’s not going to be that straightforward. It sort of awoke one thing within me, particularly in him too. He hit me with a few of his energy pictures and it didn’t faze me. I feel that kind of battle was simply precisely what each of us wanted to see who we actually are as fighters and has confirmed grasp of information of various kinds, with the ability to combine it up plus the guts and endurance that I had to make use of to win.
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Askar Askarov defeated Joseph Benavidez by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Askar Askarov mauls Joseph Benavidez in one-sided beatdown
I nonetheless have some errors in my recreation I’ve to work on tougher. I’m going to enhance my recreation and I feel I’m prepared for the title. That is the message I wish to ship to Dana White: Dana, all the fellows I’ve fought within the UFC have been High 1, High 2, High 3… I’ve fought all of the top-ranked guys and I beat them. I’m right here. I’m prepared for this title. It doesn’t matter who has it, I wish to battle for it.
Rogério Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Kai Kara-France defeated Rogério Bontorin by way of TKO, Spherical 1 – 4:55
Kai Kara-France comes from behind to TKO Rogério Bontorin with controversial finish (Video)
That is the sensation all fighters chase. It’s the most effective feeling on the planet. Lastly, it’s been so lengthy. I received a style of The Final Fighter the place I received a highlight-reel knockout in 30 seconds and it’s taken now seven fights within the UFC to lastly get one other end. I’m glad I might showcase all my skillset on the bottom and weathering storms off my again taken, turning round and ending on the ft. I didn’t want to complete him off. I knew that injury had already been completed. I’ve knocked so many guys out in my profession earlier than. I knew as soon as I land a flush, it was a wrap. Herb Dean, you’ve received to thank the man for saving that man. Full credit score to my opponent, thanks for taking this battle. This one was for my workforce Metropolis Kickboxing, my coaches and afterward tonight we’ve received my teammate going up a weight class and going for an additional belt. I can’t watch for him to make historical past as soon as once more.
Early preliminary card (ESPN+/UFC FightPass)
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Tim Elliott defeated Jordan Espinosa by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Tim Elliott explains in-cage trash discuss with ‘lady beater’ Jordan Espinosa
I feel it was a very good efficiency. Trying again at welterweight, Jake has solely misplaced one time and I simply gave him that second loss. Earlier than that, he’s fought actually powerful guys. He’s a younger man, so I count on Jake to only get higher and higher from right here, however I’m tremendous pleased with it. I took him down each spherical, managed him each spherical and I received the late end. I by no means received a end within the third spherical. It’s one thing I all the time wished to do and I received it. My conditioning felt good, my energy felt good to have the ability to end that choke and I’m stoked. Jake is a really powerful man and for me to get a win like that, it’s an enormous deal.
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Amanda Lemos defeated Lívia Renata Souza by way of TKO, Spherical 1 – 3:39
The battle was precisely what I educated for. I knew what was ready for me and that she would go for her grappling. I used to be following her coaching and noticed that she was coaching loads of Muay Thai too. I imagined that she would wish to commerce with me a bit of bit on high, however that she would return to her grappling, however I managed to impose my recreation on a regular basis and it labored out. My robust spot is her weak spot. I remained in my technique and got here out with a win.
Uroš Medić vs. Aalon Cruz
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Uroš Medić defeated Aalon Cruz by way of TKO, Spherical 1 – 1:40
Uroš Medić stays undefeated with fast end of Aalon Cruz (Video)
We’ve seen loads of loopy knockouts recently, folks getting paid a bunch for knockouts of the 12 months. They’re stacking these bonuses so I’m very pleased with the efficiency I had, I’m going to maintain the momentum going, however I don’t assume it was just like the craziest debut. It’s a great way to kick off, good solution to begin the 12 months. We had a really powerful 12 months behind us, so I’m very comfortable, I’m truthfully very comfortable. My coronary heart is full.
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Trevin Jones defeated Mario Bautista by way of TKO, Spherical 2 – 0:40
Trevin Jones murked Mario Bautista with second-round TKO
I do know loads of guys name to battle instantly… In the event that they name me to battle instantly, I’ll battle instantly. After I was 27 years previous, 26 years previous, I believed I wished to be right here and I had the right file to be right here earlier than I received some losses and I noticed I used to be nonetheless at my social gathering stage in my life. I nonetheless used to have enjoyable and do issues like that and as I look again on it, I’m like “no, Trevin, you had been by no means able to be right here at the moment”. Now I simply turned 30 years previous, I’m so targeted, there is no such thing as a higher time for me to be right here at 30 years previous. I can lower out every thing, I can keep targeted, I don’t like doing these issues no extra. I’ll do it if there’s a social gathering, a birthday, a marriage, one thing like that, nevertheless it’s not one thing that I’m constantly concerned in. Not like once I was youthful, so there’s no higher time for me to be right here. Trevin Jones is right here to remain.
UFC 259 passed off on Saturday, March 6, 2021, reside from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided who will probably be on-site for all of your reside information and highlights.