UFC 259 was one of the most stacked cards the promotion had ever put together. And shockingly, when it arrived on Saturday, not a single fight had fallen off the card. That led to a very deep event that definitely delivered right out of the gate. To kick off the show, six of seven fights ended in finishes. And the lone decision was a very entertaining bout as well.
Of course, all eyes were on the trio of title fights atop the card. In the main event, middleweight champ Israel Adesanya was making the move up to 205lbs. Waiting to greet him was 205lb champion Jan Blachowicz, making the first defense of his own title. Were Adesanya to win, he would join some very distinguished company as a simultaneous two-division champ: only Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, and Henry Cejudo had worn two belts at once in the UFC (additionally, Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, and Georges St. Pierre had won titles in two weight classes, but in separate runs).
In the co-main event was one of those double-champs: Amanda Nunes was defending her middleweight title against Megan Anderson. A lopsided affair on paper and with the oddsmakers, there was still a curiosity factor: how would Nunes handle the height and reach of the Australian challenger?
The third title fight, meanwhile, featured bantamweight champ Petr Yan, finally throwing down with challenger Aljamain Sterling. A fight that fans had wanted since even before Yan had claimed the belt against Jose Aldo last summer.
Following the event, tune in for the UFC 259: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya post-fight press conference. A live stream is available above.