Where and How To Watch UFC 259?

Published 03/06/2021, 7:10 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 06: Israel Adesanya makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)


UFC 259: Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya is the UFC’s next PPV that will emanate from the UFC Apex on Saturday, 6th March 2021. The card is heavily stacked with fighters like Amanda Nunes and Petr Yan in stow.

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The main event features a fight for the light heavyweight championship, with the current champion, Blachowicz, defending his title against the current middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya. There two other title fights, making this one of the biggest cards in recent history.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 05: UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya of New Zealand poses for the media during the UFC seasonal press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 5, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Amanda Nunes, the greatest female fighter of all time, will defend her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. ‘The Lioness’ dominated Felicia Spencer in her last fight in June 2020, and she has planned a move down to bantamweight after this fight.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC Men’s bantamweight belt is also on the line as the current champion, Petr Yan, takes on the rising star, Aljamain Sterling. ‘No Mercy’ beat Jose Aldo to grab the vacant belt after former champion Henry Cejudo retired from the UFC.

Where and how to watch UFC 259

The broadcast of the main card will start in the USA on March 6, 10 p.m. ET. You can buy the pay-per-view from ESPN Plus. If you don’t have a subscription to ESPN Plus, then you can buy a bundle of one UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $90.

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People in the UK can watch UFC 259 on BT Sport. The main card starts March 7, 3 a.m. GMT. At the same time, Australian fans can watch the show through the Main Event on Foxtel. The main card will be broadcast on March 7, 2 p.m. AEDT.

If you’re an Indian fan, you can catch the fights live on Sony Ten 2 (English) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi). The UFC 259 main card will commence at 8:30 AM IST on March 7, 2021. You can catch the bouts on your smartphone through the Sony LIV app if you have a premium subscription. A monthly premium subscription to Sony LIV costs ₹299, and a yearly subscription costs ₹999.

Are you excited about one of the biggest events of the year? Who are you backing to win?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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