UFC 259 Kicks Off Tonight- Now Here's How to Watch It

UFC 259 is tonight, starting in a few hours actually. In the main event, the Light Heavyweight tilt between Jan Blachowicz and Isreal Adesanya. Under that fight, women's GOAT Amanda Nunes puts her Featherweight title up for grabs against Megan Anderson, and in the third title fight, champ Petr Yan takes on Aljamain Sterling in a Bantamweight title fight. Below you can find the entire fight card, including the start times for the fights from the preliminaries all the way through the main UFC 259 card.

Countdown To This Weekends UFC 259 Is Here

UFC 259 Is Stacked

Undefeated middleweight champion Isreal Adesanya moves up to Light Heavyweight to try and become a two-division champ when he takes on Jan Blachowicz in his first title defense. Blachowicz won that title back at UFC 253 last fall with a decisive victory over Dominick Reyes. On that same card, "The Last Stylebender" headlined and soundly defeated Paulo Costa with strikes in the second round, cementing himself as one of the sport's biggest rising stars.

In the co-main event, two-division champ and the greatest women's MMA fighter in history, Amanda Nunes returns to the octagon to face Megan Anderson, who has three first-round finishes in her last four fights. A dangerous striker herself, who knows if she has what it takes to stop one of the greatest runs of any fighter the UFC has ever seen, but she seems up to the challenge. Nunes looks to further her legacy before possibly taking on Julianna Pena, who has been very vocal in demanding the next shot at her.

In the last title fight on the card, Bantamweight champ Petr Yan will put his belt on the line against Aljamain Sterling in a highly anticipated match-up. This fight was set to have happened back in December, but Yan had to pull out. Yan is 7-0 in the UFC, while Sterling is riding a five-fight win streak into the title shot. Both are game fighters who leave it all in the cage, so expect a finish.

It will ba a long night of fights, as 15 are slated for the full fight card, starting at 5:15 EST on ESPN+. All of the fights and start times can be found below.

Here's How To Watch Tonight's Big UFC 259 Card
UFC 259 Fight Times

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya — light heavyweight title fight

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson — featherweight title fight

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling — bantamweight title fight

Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober

Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic

Preliminary Card (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)

Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney

Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips

Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar AskarovKai

Kara-France vs. Rogerio Bontorin

Early Prelims (ESPN+ at 5: 15 p.m. ET)

Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews

Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa

Livinha Souza vs. Amanda Lemos

Carlos Ulberg vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu

Eros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz

Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones

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