UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya is already next month, and mixed martial arts enthusiasts and bettors are excited to predict who will win the championships. The event will happen at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Although the UFC 259 is still a month away, and there might be changes in the line-up due to COVID-19, the current line-up is stacked. Aside from Adesanya vs. Blachowicz, Amanda Nunes and Petr Yan are also slated to defend their titles.
Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya
There has been a lot of Sports Buzz already about the upcoming UFC 259, especially about the main event between Adesanya and Blachowicz for the light heavyweight belt. The reigning UFC middleweight titleholder, Asedanya, is up against the 205-pound champion, Blachowicz.
Israel Adesanya made his UFC debut three years back. Since his debut, he has nine wins, making him undefeated up to this day, four of which were by knockout. He is known to be an incredible kickboxer with great movement and power.
Jan Błachowicz, on the other hand, made his UFC debut in October 2017 and amassed a record of 8 wins and one loss inside the Octagon. He is still fresh from his light heavyweight title win against Dominick Reyes via a second-round knockout. The start of his career was up and down. However, he turned things around and won eight of his last nine fights.
Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson
Amanda Nunes is the reigning featherweight and bantamweight champ. She is widely considered the greatest female fighter in Mixed Martial Arts history. She is the number one pound-for-pound female fighter. This fight will mark her second consecutive defense for the featherweight title.
Megan Anderson is a former Invicta FC featherweight champ, with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses in the UFC. Each of her last four fights ended in the first round. Her latest win was against Norma Dumont Viana, where she knocked out the latter in the first round.
Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling
Up for the bantamweight title are Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling. Yan has been undefeated throughout his UFC career. He won his first UFC title against Jose Aldo, finishing at the fifth round. He also won against Jimmie Rivera, Urijah Faber, and John Dodson. He is set to defend his bantamweight title in this fight.
Aljamain Sterling, on the other hand, won five straight and seven of the eight UFC fights throughout his UFC career. He is fresh from his first-round submission against Cory Sandhagen, winning at a rear-naked choke. His smooth movements and strong kicks might win him the bantamweight title this time.
Aleksandar Rakić vs. Thiago Santos
For this light heavyweight bout, Rakic and Santos are looking to position themselves for a shot at the title. Rakic has won most of his fights via knockout. He also said previously that he is confident in dominating the fight and winning the title. His UFC status is at 5 wins and one loss.
On the other hand, Thiago Santos also won the majority of his fights via knockout. Although he dropped two fights in a row, it should be remembered that he rose through the ranks and won against the current UFC light heavyweight champ, Jan Blachowicz. He also fought and won against Jon Jones despite being injured.
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
These rising welterweights are up for a fight on UFC 259. Sean Brady is a former Cage Fury FC welterweight champ. He is also unbeaten during his MMA career. He has already won against Ismail Naurdiev, Court McGee, and Christian Aguilera since starting his UFC career.
Jake Matthews, on the other hand, will make his 2021 debut as a winner of the last three fights he’s been in. He had victories over Diego Sanchez and Emil Meek. He suffered back-to-back losses but has bounced back since moving to 170 pounds, winning six of his past seven fights.
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
Carlos Ulberg is set to step inside the octagon for the first time after a very good performance in an episode of Dana White’s Contender Series. He will fight against fellow Dana White’s Contender Series contestant, Kennedy Nzechukwu. Nzechukwu freshly came from a unanimous decision win against Darko Stosic.
Rogério Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
Rogério Bontorin is looking to bounce back from a loss in his first UFC fight against Ray Borg. Before such loss, he garnered a split decision against Magomed Bibulatov and a technical knockout against Raulian Paiva.
Meanwhile, Kai Kara-France went with one win and one loss in 2020. He defeated Tyson Nam in a unanimous decision in February 2020. He then returned in September 2020 and was submitted by Brandon Royal via a guillotine choke.
The UFC 259 is only a month away. Sports bettors are excited to make a bet on their favorites. After knowing the brief fighting history and record of the contenders, you should now know who to bet on the coming fight this March.