This weekend we have another outstanding evening of mixed martial arts to enjoy with three titles on the line at UFC 259.
Bantamweight champion Petr Yan will be defending his title for the first time against Aljamain Sterling and this will be followed by women’s featherweight title holder Amanda Nunes putting her belt on the line against Megan Anderson.
However, it is the main event that has got most people excited for the evening as the middleweight title holder Israel Adesanya moves up in weight to light heavyweight to take on the man that holds the belt in that division, Jan Blachowitz.
With a high quality card of bouts supporting the three title fights, little wonder that UFC 259 promises to get March off to a thumping start.
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Blachowitz V Adsanya
While the other two title fights should be exciting contests, it is the bout between the two champions that has got most people excited for the weekend.
The 38-year-old Blachowitz didn’t seem set for a starring role in the UFC initially, amassing a 2-4 record early in his career. However, he has landed eight wins in his last nine outings and his last two wins have been spectacular.
First, he defeated Corey Anderson with an inch-perfect punch to the chin and then he repeated the trick on Dominick Reyes in September to claim the belt he now holds.
He now faces Israel Adesanya who is stepping up in weight after a very successful period at the top of the rankings at middleweight.
Adesanya has beaten the likes of Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romerto and Paulo Costa in his last few fights to become the undisputed champion.
With little left to motivate him at middleweight, Adesanya has decided to step up in weight class to try and land a second title against the Pole.
Who Wins the Fight?
DraftKings have Adesanya as the favourite to win the event at -230, with Blachowitz the +185 underdog. It is generally rare for the smaller fighter to be the favourite in such contests, but such is the high regard Adesanya is held in, it is not surprising to see him attracting the most money from punters.
With a whole host of quality bouts on the undercard it is going to be an exciting weekend for UFC fight fans and bettors alike!