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UFC 259 start time, TV schedule for Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 press conference.
Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya will clash in the UFC 259 main event Saturday night.
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The UFC 259 start time and TV schedule for the Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya fight card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night is below.

The fight card is broken into three different parts and airs on three different mediums. This post will help explain which fights are airing where and at which times.

The card kicks off with a six-bout early prelim card on ESPN+ at 5:15 p.m. ET.

Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg

Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews

Livia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos

Uros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz

Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones

The card then heads to ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. This portion is headlined by a clash between former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Casey Kenney.

Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney

Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips

Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov

Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France

The final portion of the event will be televised on ESPN+ pay-per-view.. There will be three title fights on the five-fight main card, including a champion vs. champion clash in the main event. UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz puts his belt on the line against UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya

Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling

Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober

Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic