Israel Adesanya (1.44) vs Jan Blachowicz (3.75)
Israel Adesanya fought Paulo Costa in his last fight and demolished him. He systematically took the Brazilian to pieces, who had promised to go on the offensive against the Kiwi. But, Adesanya wasn’t to be stopped, continually landing strikes onto Costa.
This will be a different fight. Jan Blackowicz hasn’t lost since February 2019, winning his last four fights on the bounce. Those wins include a devastating knockout delivered to Luke Rockhold and an excellent win over Dominick Reyes in his last.
Adesanya will probably take the fight in a similar way to what we saw against Costa and Romero, allowing them to make the moves and then countering. Adesanya is arguably the best striker in the sport and will want to use that to his advantage in this one.
Take Adesanya to beat Blachowicz.
To beat Jan Blachowicz
Amanda Nunes (1.08) vs Megan Anderson (7.50)
The Brazilian Amanda Nunes is in her prime at 32-years of age and hasn’t lost a fight since 2015. She will face Megan Anderson at UFC 259 and enters the fight as the firm favourite to win at odds of 1.08.
The challenger Megan Anderson will look to make it 3 wins from 3 against the Brazilian. Though this might be a little ambitious, Nunes continues to cement herself as one of the best female fights in UFC history.
There are some that claim Nunes is slowing down, having only won her previous two bouts via decision. While those were unanimous decisions, this will be the only glimmer of hope Anderson has in this one.
Pick Amanda Nunes to win.
To beat Megan Anderson
Aljamain Sterling (1.91) vs Peter Yan (1.91)
We have the number 1 vs number 2 in the bantamweight division, as the Russian Peter Yan defends his title against the challenger Aljamain Sterling. Sterling is entering his prime at 31-years old and hasn’t lost a fight since 2017.
He has won all of his last 5 fights. But, Peter Yan is a different kind of animal. The Russian has won 10 consecutive fights and looks unstoppable in the octagon, with a distinct presence that makes the opponent feel like they cannot hurt him.
He beat former champion Jose Aldo in his last and has picked up wins against the likes of John Dodson, Jin Soo Son, and Jimmie Rivera on his way to the top. Expect to see him come under fire in this one, but prevail and take the win as he always does.
Expect Peter Yan to win.
To beat Aljamain Sterling
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