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UFC 259 – Adesanya vs Blachowicz: Date, UK start time, Live stream FREE, TV

ISRAEL ADESANYA is out to make history on a packed UFC 259 card in Sin City tonight.

The middleweight champ is looking to become a two-weight UFC champion as he moves up to light-heavyweight to face Jan Blachowicz in Las Vegas.

It's set to be a bumper night of action at UFC 259

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Elsewhere on the card, both the women’s and men’s bantamweight title is up for grabs as Amandes Nunes defends her crown against Megan Anderson and Petr Yan faces Aljamain Sterling.

What time is UFC 259 – Adesanya vs Blachowicz?

  • UFC 259 is all set for Saturday, March 6 – or the early hours of Sunday here in the UK.
  • The main card is set to begin at around 3am, with the prelims getting underway from 1am. Coverage begins at midnight.
  • Expect the main event around 5am GMT.
  • The clash will take place at the Apex in Las Vegas.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • You can catch all of the action on BT Sport 2 as the event is not pay-per-view in the UK.
  • The event is available for live streaming on the BT Sport app, which can be downloaded onto your mobile or tablet device.
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Can I watch for FREE?

  • EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
  • And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of Large Screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
  • At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £5 per month BT Sport Large Screen subscription unless cancelled.

Full card

Main Card

  • Jan Blachowicz vs Israel Adesanya
  • Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson
  • Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling
  • Drew Dober vs Islam Makhachev
  • Aleksandar Rakic vs Thiago Santos

Preliminary Card

  • Dominick Cruz vs Casey Kenney
  • Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips
  • Joseph Benavidez vs Askar Askarov
  • Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France
  • Amanda Lemos vs Livia Renata Souza

Fight Pass Card

  • Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg
  • Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews
  • Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz
  • Mario Bautista vs Trevin Jones

What has been said so far?

“I see KO in the second round. Left high kick on his head. This is what I see, yes,” Blachowicz said about Adesanya.

“I’m always the underdog and I always win the fight. It’s really nice. I’m happy. I could be the underdog every time.

“He’s a good fighter, a really good fighter. He’s a champion.

“Nobody defeat him. 20-0 also so he is good, he has to be good but it’s time for 20-1.

“I believe that I’m going to be the first one to beat him, and I believe I will do it.”

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