UFC on PPV. This coming Saturday there are 3 championship matches when UFC 259 takes to the octagon at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the first of three champions matches we will see Petr Yan defending his bantamweight strap against Aljamain Sterling.In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes, puts her featherweight belt on the line vs Megan Anderson. And finally middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is moving up to challenge Jan Blachowicz for light heavyweight gold.
Looking at the UFC betting board midway through the week we find.
Light Heavyweight championship – Jan Blachowicz (+190) vs Israel Adesanya (-240)
Women’s Featherweight championship – Amanda Nunes (-1200) vs Megan Anderson (+700)
Bantamweight championship – Petr Yan (-120) vs Aljamain Sterling (-110)
Lightweight – Islam Makhachev (-360) vs Drew Dober (+270)
Light Heavyweight – Thiago Santos (+130) vs Aleksandar Rakic (-160)
Bantamweight – Dominick Cruz (+110) vs Casey Kenney (-140)
Bantamweight – Song Yadong (-150) vs Kyler Phillips (+120)
Flyweight – Joseph Benavidez (+110) vs Askar Askarov (-140)
Women’s Strawweight – Livinha Souza (+175) vs Amanda Lemos (-225)
Welterweight – Sean Brady (-225) vs Jake Matthews (+175)
Light Heavyweight – Kennedy Nzechukwu (+190) vs Carlos Ulberg (-240)
Featherweight – Uros Medic (-170) vs Aalon Cruz (+140)
Flyweight – Rogerio Bontorin (+115) vs Kai Kara-France (-145)
Flyweight – Tim Elliott (EVEN) vs Jordan Espinosa (-130)
Featherweight – Mario Bautista (-250) vs Trevin Jones (+195)
Blachowicz’s (27-8) enters his first title defense having reeled off four consecutive victories
.Adesanya (20-0) won the interim belt in a back-and-forth war against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 in April 2019.”Out of his 20 wins (last 10 in the UFC), Adesanya’ won 15 of those via stoppage (5 in the UFC)”
Prediction: The hype may last longer than this fight.
The Pick: Adesanya via first-round TKO