Ajax loader

Confirmed Upcoming MMA Event

UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya

UFC 259

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Event Discussion

FistyMcKickerChoke
FistyMcKickerChoke

03.05.2021 | 2:10 PM ET

I have Petr Yan's jersey from when he KO'd Faber signed and framed on the wall in my living room, just like a sterling fanboy would right? Dumbass.
Amettxpc
Amettxpc

03.05.2021 | 2:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Błachowicz vs. Adesanya
Jan Błachowicz, TKO, R2
Adesanya has great skills: excellent kickboxing, very good speed and takedown defense that has improved a lot compared to his first fights. Jan Błachowicz on his way to the belt showed many improvements compared to his past years: Incredible KO power against Rockhold and Corey Anderson, Good Cardio and takedown defense against Souza and excellent level management against Dominick Reyes. The Polish champion is very underrated as in his fight against Dominick Reyes, Jan comes from doing the best performance of his career accompanied by an excellent preparation where he sparred with left-handed boxers to be ready against any attack from Reyes. It seems to me that Adesanya is more focused on that his gameplan can beat anyone (he had more than 6 months to prepare for this fight and we will see how they do with the decision to fight at 200 lbs and not gain considerable muscle mass for the fight ), on the other hand Błachowicz always develops a specific strategy for each opponent. I chose Reyes for the UFC 253 fight and it was clear to me that giving up Jan is not a very good idea. If Błachowicz prepared in the same way as against Dominick Reyes I am sure that he will get the victory (either by KO or Submission). Also we have already seen bigger upsets in 2021, this may be a huge upset because of the media issue (like the Poirier vs. McGregor fight) but leaving that part it could be considered a moderate upset.

boxingjones
boxingjones

03.05.2021 | 2:33 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Nunes vs. Anderson
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R1
Anderson is an impressive physical specimen, but she one-demential; she can't fight on the ground.

View Discussion & Reply

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for upcoming MMA & Boxing fights. UFC 259 is still open for picks to be entered. Create an account to make your predictions.

Below is the current breakdown of event predictions:

UFC 259 Wiki

Edit Tapology wikis about fighters, bouts, events and more. Help build MMA knowledge online: Update Wiki

  • MMA Weekly : UFC 259 weigh-in face-offs video: Athletes heat up as fight time nears
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259 breakdown: What could be Megan Anderson's path to longshot win vs. Amanda Nunes?
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259 video: Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling make weight for title bout
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259: Three title fights, 15 bouts overall official – with one miss
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259 video: Champ-champ Amanda Nunes, challenger Megan Anderson on weight
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259 video: Israel Adesanya brings pizza to scale, weighs 4.5 pounds less than Jan Blachowicz
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 259 weigh-in results: Israel Adesanya weighs almost five pounds less than Jan Blachowicz
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 259 weigh-in results: Israel Adesanya comes in light for chance to be champ-champ
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 259 weigh-in video live now
  • MMA Junkie : Serbia's Uros Medic explains move to Kings MMA, ready to surprise UFC 259 viewers
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 259 weigh-in video live stream
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 259: Weigh-ins results and live video stream
  • MMAFighting.com : Missed Fists: Picking squads for the brutal game of ‘Dagestani basketball,’ more
  • MMA Junkie : Mark Abelardo's insane standing elbow obliterates opponent for KO at ONE Championship 130
  • MMA Junkie : 5 burning questions heading into UFC 259, with a trio of titles up for grabs
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 259 weigh-in video at 12 p.m. ET
  • MMAFighting.com : Manel Kape steps in for Tagir Ulanbekov to fight Matheus Nicolau at March 13 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Tension between Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling on display before UFC 259 title fight
  • MMAFighting.com : Double Up: Where will Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya rank among the UFC’s champ vs. champ fights?
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White: UFC plans title eliminator for T.J. Dillashaw – not immediate title shot