Video: UFC 259 cold open highlights Israel Adesanya and chase of ‘what might seem impossible’

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Three more sleeps separate American UFC fans from UFC 259, but UFC president Dana White is doing all he can to increase the fight-week hype levels.

Wednesday, White released the pay-per-view’s cold open video, which pins champion vs. champion as UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz fights UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on Saturday.

The video, with actor and regular UFC voice-over narrator Ron Perlman, features promotion for the main event between Blachowicz (27-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Adesanya (20-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC), the co-main event between UFC women’s double champion Amanda Nunes (20-4 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Megan Anderson (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC), as well as the third title fight between UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) and Aljamain Sterling (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC).

Check out the UFC 259 cold open video below:

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UFC 259 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+

The full UFC 259 fight card is available below. You can also join us for live on-site round-by-round coverage on the MMA Junkie homepage Saturday.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya – for light heavyweight title

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson – for women’s featherweight title

  • Champ Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling – for bantamweight title

  • Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev

  • Aleksandar Rakic vs. Thiago Santos


  • Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney

  • Kyler Phillips vs. Song Yadong

  • Askar Askarov vs. Joseph Benavidez

  • Amanda Lemos vs. Livinha Souza


  • Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa

  • Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg

  • Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews

  • Rogerio Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France

  • Aalon Cruz vs. Uros Medic

  • Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones