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UFC 259 Predictions: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya staff picks

UFC 259 Predictions: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya staff picks

UFC 259 Predictions: Blachowicz vs. Adesanya staff picks

Every UFC 259 fight is now official following Friday’s weigh-ins.

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya weighed in at 200.5 pounds and will enter the fight after weighing 4.5 pounds under the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship limit. Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz hit the spot at 205 pounds after cutting to make the championship limit.

Will the size difference play a factor on fight night?

The Body Lock team members have entered their predictions for the UFC 259 main card. Will Blachowicz upset Adesanya? Can Anderson beat Nunes? And will Sterling become the new bantamweight champion at UFC 259?

Read on to see our UFC 259 staff predictions and picks for this weekend’s PPV fight card.


How to watch UFC 259

Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for $69.99.

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Follow the on-page instructions to log in and access the order page
  3. Log in and click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

New ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 259 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99.

The UFC 259 & ESPN+ Bundle includes one-year access to ESPN+ (normally $59.99), representing a huge saving for new subscribers.

  1. Visit the ESPN website
  2. Choose UFC 259 & ESPN+ Bundle
  3. Click “Get Now”
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya predictions

Most popular pick: Adesanya by KO/TKO

  • Blachowicz: 1 pick (16.7%)
  • Adesanya: 5 picks (83.3%)

Blachowicz vs. Adesanya betting odds:


Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson predictions

Most popular pick: Nunes by KO/TKO

  • Nunes: 5 picks (83.3%)
  • Anderson: 1 picks (16.7%))

Nunes vs. Anderson betting odds:


Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling predictions

Most popular pick: Sterling by submission

  • Yan: 2 picks (33.3%)
  • Sterling: 4 picks (66.7%))

Yan vs. Sterling betting odds:


Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober predictions

Most popular pick: Makhachev to win

  • Makhachev: 6 picks (100%)
  • Sterling: 0 picks (0%)

Makhachev vs. Dober betting odds:


Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic predictions

Most popular pick: Santos to win

  • Santos: 4 picks (66.7%)
  • Rakic: 2 picks (33.3%)

Santos vs. Rakic betting odds:


UFC 259 staff predictions

Abhinav Kini (14/29, 48.3%)

  • Adesanya, Nunes, Yan, Makhachev, Santos

Ant Walker (4/8, 50%)

  • Adesanya, Nunes, Sterling, Makhachev, Rakic

Drake Riggs (16/29, 55.2%)

  • Adesanya, Anderson, Sterling, Makhachev, Rakic

Jake Nichols (15/29, 51.7%)

  • Adesanya, Nunes, Sterling, Makhachev, Santos

Matthew Wells (19/29, 65.5%)

  • Adesanya, Nunes, Sterling, Makhachev, Santos

Patrick Auger (12/29, 41.4%)

  • Blachowicz, Nunes, Yan, Makhachev, Santos

Last weekend’s De La Rosa vs. Silva draw removed from the predictions record

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