UFC 259 went down on Saturday night at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Jan Blachowicz successfully defended his title against Israel Adesanya in the main event. While the first three rounds were very close, the ‘Prince of Cieszyn’ used his wrestling and size advantage in the fourth and fifth rounds to earn the unanimous decision victory.
In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes won her twelfth straight fight to defend her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. The Brazilian only needed two minutes to earn the victory via a slick armbar submission.
In the evening’s third title fight, Aljamain Sterling won the bantamweight title after Petr Yan was disqualified in the fourth round due to an intentional illegal knee.
Official UFC 259 Results:
Jan Blachowicz defeats Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45 x2)
Amanda Nunes defeats Megan Anderson via first round armbar submission (2:03)
Aljamain Sterling defeats Petr Yan via disqualification due to an illegal knee in the fourth round
Islam Makhachev defeats Drew Dober via third round arm triangle choke submission (1:37)
Aleksandar Rakic defeats Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Dominick Cruz defeats Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Kyler Phillips defeats Song Yadong via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Askar Askarov defeats Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Kai Kara-France defeats Rogerio Bontorin via first round TKO (4:55)
Tim Elliott defeats Jordan Espinosa via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-25)
Kennedy Nzechukwu defeats Carlos Ulberg via second round TKO (3:19)
Sean Brady defeats Jake Matthews via third round arm triangle choke submission (3:28)
Amanda Lemos defeats Livia Renata Souza via first round TKO (3:39)
Uros Medic defeats Aalon Cruz via first round TKO (1:40)
Trevin Jones defeats Mario Bautista via second round TKO (0:40)