Hours before the UFC 259 begins, fighters took the scales. Israel Adesanya – with a pizza box in his hand – weighed almost five founds less than Jan Blachowicz. “The Last Stylebender” weighed in at 200.5 pounds. Blachowicz, on the other hand, weighed in at 205 pounds.
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All UFC 259 weigh in results
Israel Adesanya weigh in 200.5 vs Jan Blachowicz weigh in 205
Amanda Nunes (145 pounds) vs Megan Anderson (144.5 pounds)
Petr Yan (135 pounds) vs Aljamain Sterling (134.5 pounds)
Islam Makhachev (156 pounds) vs Drew Dober (156 pounds)
Thiago Santos (206 pounds) vs Aleksandar Rakic (206 pounds)
Dominick Cruz (136 pounds) vs Casey Kenney (136 pounds)
Song Yadong (135.5 pounds) vs Kyler Phillips (136 pounds)
Joseph Benavidez (125.5 pounds) vs Askar Askarov (127 pounds)
Kai Kara-France (125.5 pounds) vs Rogerio Bontorin (126 pounds)
(Early) Prelim card
Tim Elliott (125.5 pounds) vs Jordan Espinosa (126 pounds)
Carlos Ulberg (205 pounds) vs Kennedy Nzechukwu (205.5 pounds)
Sean Brady (170.5 pounds) vs Jake Matthews (169.5 pounds)
Livinha Souza (116 pounds) vs Amanda Lemos (116 pounds)
Uros Medic (156 pounds) vs Aalon Cruz (155 pounds)
Trevin Jones (134.5 pounds) vs Mario Bautista (135.5 pounds)
UFC 259 face off
If Adesanya wins, he will become the fifth champion in the UFC to have won two titles simultaneously. He will be the first to do so with middleweight and light heavyweight belts, also the first one to have an undefeated record. At the weigh-in, other fights were also made official. Petr Yan will face Aljamain Sterling, defending his bantamweight title.
Askar Askarov was the only one who did not make weight. He reportedly came in at 127 pounds, one pound over the flyweight limit. As per the UFC, he will give 20 per cent of his purse to Benavidez. The money made from the bout is also included.
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UFC 259 live stream
For US streamers, ESPN Plus is needed to watch the live stream. The main card will start on Saturday, March 6, 10:00 PM EST (Sunday, March 7, 8:30 AM IST). Main prelim bouts can be viewed on both ESPN and ESPN Plus. That being said, Sling TV and fuboTV users can also stream the event live. UFC FightPass can be used for early Prelim fights at 6:15 PM EST (4:45 AM IST).
In UK, BT Sport Box Office can be used to view the event. However, it will only be available through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and a few Smart TVs. In Canada, the early prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. Providers like BELL and Rodgers will show the main card.
In India, the event will be broadcast live on Sony TEN 2 (English) and Sony TEN 3 (Hindi). For live streaming, one can log into Sony LIV.