UFC on ESPN 59:  check out Rose Namajunas vs. Tracy Cortez, originate time, Denver fight card, odds, more

UFC on ESPN 59: check out Rose Namajunas vs. Tracy Cortez, originate time, Denver fight card, odds, more

The UFC heads to Denver this week for the first time in almost six years, and a ragged champion headlines the card in entrance of her home fans.

Right here’s learn the system to take a study UFC on ESPN 59 with ladies’s strawweights in the foremost match space, plus welterweight and gentle-weight likely fireworks on the foremost card.

Broadcast and streaming info

Brendan Fitzgerald, Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder

UFC on ESPN 59 has a foremost card that starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN. The preliminary card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET.

Ancient broadcaster Karyn Bryant serves as desk anchor and host at UFC on ESPN 59.

Anthony Smith, the No. 13 fighter in essentially the most contemporary USA TODAY Sports actions/MMA Junkie gentle heavyweight rankings, as effectively as MMA coach Din Thomas, will be half of Bryant as analysts at the desk.

Longtime UFC correspondent Megan Olivi will habits pre and post-fight interviews at the attend of the curtain with a few of the athletes on the UFC on ESPN 59 card, as effectively as grunt additional accurate-time updates for the match.

Brendan Fitzgerald will attend as the main man on the mic from cageside at UFC on ESPN 59..

He’ll listing play-by-play and be joined in the gross sales build by ragged UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, as effectively as retired gentle-weight contender Paul Felder.

– Mike Bohn, MMA Junkie

Indispensable match: Rose Namajunas

File: 13-6 MMA, 105 UFC
Opponent: Tracy Cortez (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC)
Division: Females’s flyweight
Key wins: Paige VanZant, Tecia Pennington, Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (twice), Jessica Andrade, Weili Zhang (twice), Amanda Ribas
Misc.: Namajunas lost her strawweight title to Carla Esparza in her 2d reign as champion. Her amble to flyweight began with a loss to Manon Fiorot, nonetheless she bounced attend against Amanda Ribas in March. Cortez is a gradual replacement for Maycee Barber.

Indispensable match: Tracy Cortez

Tracy Cortez

File: 11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC
Opponent: Rose Namajunas (13-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Division: Females’s flyweight
Key wins: Erin Blanchfield, Mariya Agapova, Stephaniee Egger, Melissa Gatto, Jasmine Jasudavicius
Misc.: Cortez stepped up for Maycee Barber for the brief-survey fight, which can per chance be the biggest secure on her resume. She hasn’t lost since her respectable debut.

Co-foremost match: Santiago Ponzinibbio

Apr 8, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Kevin Holland (crimson gloves) fights Santiago Ponzinibbio (blue gloves) at some level of UFC 287 at Miami-Dade Arena. Vital Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports actions

File: 29-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC
Opponent: Muslim Salikhov (19-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Key wins: Sean Strickland, Court McGee, Zak Cummings, Gunnar Nelson, Mike Perry, Neil Magny, Alex Morono
Misc.: After a seven-fight a hit proceed, it’s been more difficult sledding for the Brazilian in the wake of a layoff of more than two years. Since January 2021, he’s dropped four of six fights.

Co-foremost match: Muslim Salikhov

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Muslim Salikhov of Russia punches Randy Brown of Jamaica in a welterweight fight at some level of the UFC Fight Night match at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC by ability of Getty Photos)

File: 19-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC
Opponent: Santiago Ponzinibbio (29-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC)
Division: Welterweight
Key wins: Nordine Taleb, Elizeu Zaleski, Francisco Trinaldo
Misc.: Salikhov’s five-fight a hit proceed is a super distance in the rearview replicate. He’s dropped three of four, though the one secure, over Andre Fialho, used to be ultimate for a $50,000 post-fight bonus.

UFC debut: Fatima Kline

Fatima Kline

File: 6-0
Opponent: Jasmine Jasudavicius (10-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
Division: Females’s flyweight
Misc.: Beat Andressa Romero to secure CFFC’s ladies’s flyweight title in February. Become build to fight on DWCS in September, nonetheless used to be plucked as a gradual replacement for Viviane Araujo.

UFC on ESPN 59 foremost card betting odds

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 16: (R-L) Ange Loosa of the Congo punches Bryan Battle in their welterweight fight at some level of the UFC Fight Night match at UFC APEX on March 16, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC by ability of Getty Photos)

MAIN CARD (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Rose Namajunas (-225) vs. Tracy Cortez (+185)
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio (-200) vs. Muslim Salikhov (+170)
  • Drew Dober (-110) vs. Jean Silva (-110)
  • Gabriel Bonfim (-400) vs. Ange Loosa (+300)
  • Julian Erosa (+185) vs. Christian Rodriguez (-225)
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan (-155) vs. Cody Brundage (+130)

UFC on ESPN 59 prelim betting odds

Mariya Agapova


  • Charles Johnson (+160) vs. Joshua Van (-190)
  • Fatima Kline (-130) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (+110)
  • Da’Mon Blackshear (+120) vs. Montel Jackson (-140)
  • Mariya Agapova (+300) vs. Luana Santos (-380)
  • Josh Fremd (-110) vs. Andre Petroski (-110)
  • Evan Elder (-425) vs. Darrius Flowers (+330)

UFC on ESPN 59 preview videos

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