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11.13.2020 | 3:14 PM ET

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UFC 259
  • Saturday 03.06.2021 at 06:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue:
  • Location:
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • MMA Bouts: 14
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Bout   Info
Jan Błachowicz   vs.   Israel Adesanya   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   vs.   Megan Anderson   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Thiago Santos   vs.   Aleksandar Rakić   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Dominick Cruz   vs.   Casey Kenney   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Petr Yan   vs.   Aljamain Sterling   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Uros Medic   vs.   Aalon Cruz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Randy Costa   vs.   Trevin Jones   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Joseph Benavidez   vs.   Askar Askarov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Islam Makhachev   vs.   Drew Dober   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Sean Brady   vs.   Jake Matthews   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Tim Elliott   vs.   Jordan Espinosa   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kai Kara-France   vs.   Rogério Bontorin   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kyler Phillips   vs.   Yadong Song   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Livinha Souza   vs.   Amanda Lemos   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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Kai kara france hs
2021.01.09 9:46 PM ET

bout announced

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

bout announced

Kyler Phillips vs. Yadong Song at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Yadong song
Livia renata souza hs
2021.01.11 12:18 PM ET

bout announced

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

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 14 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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: 13 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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: 6 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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: 14 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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 
Spudgreg
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01.21.2021 | 12:20 AM ET

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: 10 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

Yeah cruz is pretty  good at losing when he should win though.

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01.21.2021 | 11:46 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

??? 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: 13 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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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prod44
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01.22.2021 | 4:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 14 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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

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

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01.22.2021 | 10:44 AM ET

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

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

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01.22.2021 | 12:47 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

@rappinpapsoda definitely agree

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

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01.22.2021 | 8:19 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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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

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

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MatixMatux
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01.24.2021 | 6:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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: 14 of 14 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 402 others

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

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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.

rappinpapsoda
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01.25.2021 | 12:09 PM ET

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

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