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UFC 259: Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz

Scenes from UFC 259 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya meet in the main event in a light heavyweight title fight, and Amanda Nunes defends her women's flyweight title against Megan Anderson in the co-main. Long Island's Aljamain Sterling goes for the bantamweight title against Petr Yan in the third fight of the main event.

Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Israel Adesanya of
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Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Israel Adesanya of Nigeria punches Jan Blachowicz of
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Israel Adesanya of Nigeria punches Jan Blachowicz of Poland in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after his victory
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Jan Blachowicz of Poland celebrates after his victory over Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Megan Anderson of
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Amanda Nunes of Brazil punches Megan Anderson of Australia in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Megan Anderson of Australia punches Amanda Nunes of
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Megan Anderson of Australia punches Amanda Nunes of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Aljamain Sterling punches Petr Yan in their bantamweight
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Aljamain Sterling punches Petr Yan in their bantamweight championship fight during UFC 259 at UFC APEX on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Petr Yan of Russia punches Aljamain Sterling in
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Petr Yan of Russia punches Aljamain Sterling in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Islam Makhachev works for a submission against Drew
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Islam Makhachev works for a submission against Drew Dober in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drew Dober punches Islam Makhachev in their lightweight
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Drew Dober punches Islam Makhachev in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aleksandar Rakic of Austria punches Thiago Santos of
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Aleksandar Rakic of Austria punches Thiago Santos of Brazil in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thiago Santos of Brazil punches Aleksandar Rakic of
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Thiago Santos of Brazil punches Aleksandar Rakic of Austria in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Casey Kenney punches Dominick Cruz in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Kyler Phillips punches Song Yadong of China in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Song Yadong of China punches Kyler Phillips in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Dominick Cruz punches Casey Kenney in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Carlos Ulberg of New Zealand kicks Kennedy Nzechukwu of Nigeria in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Mario Bautista kicks Trevin Jones in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Jake Matthews of Australia punches Sean Brady in their welterweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Kennedy Nzechukwu of Nigeria punches Carlos Ulberg of New Zealand in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Uros Medic of Serbia punches Aalon Cruz in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, Amanda Lemos of Brazil reacts after her victory over Livinha Souza of Brazil in their strawweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 06: In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Jordan Espinosa punches Tim Elliott in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Tim Elliott punches Jordan Espinosa in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Sean Brady punches Jake Matthews of Australia in their welterweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Amanda Lemos of Brazil punches Livinha Souza of Brazil in their strawweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Aalon Cruz kicks Uros Medic of Serbia in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Trevin Jones punches Mario Bautista in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Rogerio Bontorin of Brazil attempts to secure a rear choke against Kai Kara-France of New Zealand in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (L-R) Joseph Benavidez punches Askar Askaarov of Russia in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Kai Kara-France of New Zealand punches Rogerio Bontorin of Brazil in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Askar Askaarov of Russia punches Joseph Benavidez in their flyweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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