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11.13.2020 | 3:14 PM ET

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UFC 259
  • Saturday 03.06.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 800,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 15
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Bout   Info
Jan Błachowicz   defeats   Israel Adesanya   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   defeats   Megan Anderson   via Submission, Inverted Triangle-Armbar   2:03 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Aljamain Sterling   defeats   Petr Yan   via Disqualificaton, Illegal Knee   4:29 Round 4 of 5, 19:29 Total Bout Page
Islam Makhachev   defeats   Drew Dober   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke from Half Guard   1:37 Round 3 of 3, 11:37 Total Bout Page
Aleksandar Rakić   defeats   Thiago Santos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Casey Kenney   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyler Phillips   defeats   Yadong Song   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Askar Askarov   defeats   Joseph Benavidez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kai Kara-France   defeats   Rogério Bontorin   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tim Elliott   defeats   Jordan Espinosa   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kennedy Nzechukwu   defeats   Carlos Ulberg   via KO/TKO, Hooks   3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total Bout Page
Sean Brady   defeats   Jake Matthews   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   3:28 Round 3 of 3, 13:28 Total Bout Page
Amanda Lemos   defeats   Livinha Souza   via KO/TKO, Power Jab to Ground and Pound   3:39 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Uros Medic   defeats   Aalon Cruz   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee to Ground and Pound   1:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Trevin Jones   defeats   Mario Bautista   via KO/TKO, Lead Uppercut to Ground and Pound   0:40 Round 2 of 3, 5:40 Total Bout Page

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2021.01.09 9:46 PM ET

bout announced

Kai Kara-France vs. Rogério Bontorin at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.01.09 10:02 PM ET

bout announced

Kyler Phillips vs. Yadong Song at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.01.11 12:18 PM ET

bout announced

Livinha Souza vs. Amanda Lemos at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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01.13.2021 | 3:28 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 4066th

Błachowicz vs. Adesanya
Jan Błachowicz, TKO, R3
Adesanya is a tremendous fighter of course, but I can't understand why he's such a big favorite here. He's fighting the biggest (litterally) test of his career in Blachowicz, a weight class above what he's used to. Blachowicz has looked better and better recently, his recent KO wins against Reyes, Corey Anderson and Rockhold showing some very dangerous fight ending power, and his long wars against Souza and Manuwa (the rematch) proved us he finally improved his gas tank. Adesanya is faster (will he be that fast at lightheavyweight tho ?), and more technical, but Blachowicz has a great chin and durability, he hits HARD as hell (lets not forget Adesanya was badly hurt by Gastelum, who used to fight at welterweight) and could very well use his strong wrestling/grappling game to surprise Adesanya. Of course, I can see Adesanya avoiding most of the early offence and outpointing the polish monster, or even finishing him late by tko, but I think he will eventually get caught by something dramatic. Even if Blachowicz realise he's too slow to win the standup battle (a strong possibility after all), I'm affraid Adesanya will get taken down without to much resistance by the strong polish, and brutalized on the ground. Very interesting fight for sure, and I really hope poor Teixeira can fight the winner after this. Can you imagine hearing Blachowicz vs Teixeira could be fighting for the belt a few years ago ? MMA is amazing.

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01.13.2021 | 10:30 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 1484th

I think Whittaker was a toughest fight then Blachowichz.

If Adesanya stay at LHW after this fight I think Teixera could submit him.

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01.17.2021 | 10:29 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 4606th

Błachowicz vs. Adesanya
Israel Adesanya, DEC
I see StyleBender staying far away from the LegendaryPolishPower if he knows what's good for him. He better or he WILL BE KNOCKED OUT, Adesanya will fight Jan the same way he fought Romero, he'll keep distance he commit to his leg attacks which will get him the decision if he doesn't get knocked out.. my view

Nunes vs. Anderson
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R2
We all know what's going to happen here. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Anderson is in a world of trouble. Lights Out

Santos vs. Rakić
Thiago Santos, SUB, R2
Santos is a BEAST!! KO I'm expecting, won't take very long either

Cruz vs. Kenney
Dominick Cruz, TKO, R3
Cruz is one of those fighters that do not lose very often so that's why I choose him to win

Yan vs. Sterling
Petr Yan, DEC
Yan brings alot to the table and he is champ for a reason

Makhachev vs. Dober
Islam Makhachev, SUB, R2
I'll be looking forward to this one. Khabibs shadow us looking to fulfill his best friend footsteps. Islam is a great talent at that

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01.17.2021 | 1:29 PM ET

Quality card!!!

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 1428th

This is more like it!!! Finally a fight card where every fight is fxcking quality!!!! Been some real dog shxt cards recently so I’m very excited for this one! More like the old days where all the cards were awesome 
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01.21.2021 | 12:20 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 234th

Cruz getting a relatively easy fight on a card where yann will try to defend the 135 belt. This means Cruz is getting an undeserved title shot after I’m guessing 
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01.21.2021 | 2:18 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 3508th

Yeah cruz is pretty  good at losing when he should win though.
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01.21.2021 | 11:46 AM ET

Predictions: 12 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   24th Place

??? When does cruz lose when he should win?? he only has 3 loses against all time greats and cody garbrandt

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01.21.2021 | 12:37 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 1484th

last cruz win is 2016, he is probably not the same fighter that he was in is prime but still, I think he can outpoint kenney.

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01.22.2021 | 4:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 3091st

Cruz vs. Kenney
Casey Kenney, DEC
2 rounds in when Cruz can't dance anymore and is exhausted by Kenney's pace, that ref is gonna start smelling like alchohol and cigarettes.

Souza vs. Lemos
Livinha Souza, DEC
I know it might be loco but I'm livin' Livinha Souza

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01.22.2021 | 10:43 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 556th

Hyrm, i agree.  i think he can still outpoint just about anyone.

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01.22.2021 | 10:44 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 556th

I hope Jan beats Adesanya.   I have tried to like Adesanya but he makes it difficult.

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TWJake
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01.22.2021 | 12:47 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   24th Place

@rappinpapsoda definitely agree

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01.22.2021 | 8:19 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 15 Winners, 6 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 72nd

Phillips vs. Song
Kyler Phillips, DEC
Picking Kyler. YourDong is the most protected fighter in the ufc and should b e riding a 2 fight skid.

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01.22.2021 | 8:32 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 1016th

On paper this is the best card in several years. Matchmaking is actually on point for this one.

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01.24.2021 | 6:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 4614th

Błachowicz vs. Adesanya
Jan Błachowicz, TKO, R1
Adensaya is too weak for Błachowicz. POLSKA GUROM!!!

prod44
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01.25.2021 | 8:12 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 3091st

Błachowicz vs. Adesanya
Israel Adesanya, DEC
Yes Jan is always overlooked but so is Izzy.

Nunes vs. Anderson
Amanda Nunes, DEC
This shouldn't even be a fight.

Santos vs. Rakić
Thiago Santos, DEC
Upset? Thats why its called an upset.

prod44
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01.25.2021 | 8:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 3091st

Makhachev vs. Dober
Drew Dober, TKO, R1
Yes we all know Islam is a huge problem. And so is this Makhachev guy! But he has been Ko'd before and thats what Drew Dober does best.

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01.25.2021 | 12:09 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 556th

Prod44, they have to give Nunes someone to fight.  LOL.

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2021.01.28 2:41 PM ET

bout announced

Carlos Ulberg vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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02.05.2021 | 3:04 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 700 Points   |   Tied for 179th

Nunes vs. Anderson
Megan Anderson, TKO, R2
#AndNew

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02.06.2021 | 4:34 AM ET

@joshjeffords

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 2883rd

What?? The only time Cruz lost when he should have one was vs Garbrandt, he was the underdog in his other 2 losses.

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