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Jan Blachowicz Retains His Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 259

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UFC 259 took place tonight from The Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were three titles on the line as the Bantamweight, Featherweight and Light Heavyweight Champions defended. The main event saw Israel Adesanya attempt to become a Champ Champ in the company. The ’˜Last Stylebender’ is already UFC Middleweight Champion, but he was looking to beat Light Heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz to become a two division title holder.

Jan Blachowicz Retains

After all 5 rounds Jan Blachowicz was confirmed as the retaining Light Heavyweight Champion of the UFC.

Here’s the full results for UFC 259.

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight Championship Fight ’“ Jan Blachowicz (c) vs Israel Adesanya
  • Featherweight Championship Fight ’“ Amanda Nunes (c) vs Megan Anderson – Amanda Nunes wins via submission (1st round)
  • Bantamweight Championship Fight ’“ Petr Yan (c) vs Aljamain Sterling Aljamain Sterling wins via disqualification, ANNNNDDD NEEEEWWWWWW
  • Islam Makhachev vs Drew Dober (Lightweight Division) – Islam Makhachev wins via submission (3rd round)
  • Thiago Santos vs Aleksandar Rakic (Light Heavyweight Division) – Aleksandar Rakic wins via unanimous decision

Preliminary card

  • Dominick Cruz vs Casey Kenney (Bantamweight Division) – Dominick Cruz wins via split decision
  • Song Yadong vs Kyler Phillips (Bantamweight Division) – Kyler Phillips wins via unanimous decision
  • Joseph Benavidez vs Askar Askarov (Flyweight Division) – Aksar Askarov wins via unanimous decision
  • Rogerio Bontorin vs Kai Kara-France (Flyweight Division) – Kai Kara-France wins via TKO (1st round)

Early preliminary card

  • Tim Elliott vs Jordan Espinosa (Flyweight Division) – Tim Elliott wins via unanimous decision
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Carlos Ulberg (Light Heavyweight Division) – Kennedy Nzechukwu wins via TKO (2nd round)
  • Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews (Welterweight Division) – Sean Brady wins via submission (3rd round)
  • Livia Renata Souza vs Amanda Lemos (Strawweight Division) – Amanda Lemos wins via TKO (1st round)
  • Uros Medic vs Aalon Cruz (Lightweight Division) – Uros Medic wins via TKO (1st round)
  • Mario Bautista vs Trevin Jones (Bantamweight Division) – Trevin Jones wins via TKO (2nd round)

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