The UFC heads to Denver this week for the primary time in almost six years, and a former champion headlines the cardboard in entrance of her house followers.

Right here’s find out how to watch UFC on ESPN 59 with ladies’s strawweights within the fundamental occasion spot, plus welterweight and light-weight potential fireworks on the principle card.

Broadcast and streaming information

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

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Essential occasion: Rose Namajunas

Document: 13-6 MMA, 105 UFC
Opponent: Tracy Cortez (11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC)
Division: Ladies’s flyweight
Key wins: Paige VanZant, Tecia Pennington, Michelle Waterson-Gomez, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (twice), Jessica Andrade, Weili Zhang (twice), Amanda Ribas
Misc.: Namajunas misplaced her strawweight title to Carla Esparza in her second reign as champion. Her transfer to flyweight began with a loss to Manon Fiorot, however she bounced again in opposition to Amanda Ribas in March. Cortez is a late substitute for Maycee Barber.

Essential occasion: Tracy Cortez

Tracy Cortez

Document: 11-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC
Opponent: Rose Namajunas (13-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC)
Division: Ladies’s flyweight
Key wins: Erin Blanchfield, Mariya Agapova, Stephaniee Egger, Melissa Gatto, Jasmine Jasudavicius
Misc.: Cortez stepped up for Maycee Barber for the short-notice struggle, which might be the most important win on her resume. She hasn’t misplaced since her professional debut.

Co-main occasion: Santiago Ponzinibbio

Apr 8, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Kevin Holland (pink gloves) fights Santiago Ponzinibbio (blue gloves) throughout UFC 287 at Miami-Dade Area. Necessary Credit score: Wealthy Storry-USA TODAY Sports activities

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

Co-main occasion: Muslim Salikhov

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Muslim Salikhov of Russia punches Randy Brown of Jamaica in a welterweight struggle throughout the UFC Struggle Night time occasion at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)

Document: 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 profitable streak is a good distance within the rearview mirror. He’s dropped three of 4, although the one win, over Andre Fialho, was good for a $50,000 post-fight bonus.

UFC debut: Fatima Kline

Fatima Kline

Document: 6-0
Opponent: Jasmine Jasudavicius (10-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC)
Division: Ladies’s flyweight
Misc.: Beat Andressa Romero to win CFFC’s ladies’s flyweight title in February. Was set to struggle on DWCS in September, however was plucked as a late substitute for Viviane Araujo.

UFC on ESPN 59 fundamental card betting odds

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 16: (R-L) Ange Loosa of the Congo punches Bryan Battle of their welterweight struggle throughout the UFC Struggle Night time occasion at UFC APEX on March 16, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Picture by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photographs)

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

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  • Charles Johnson (+160) vs. Joshua Van (-190)
  • Fatima Kline (-130) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (+110)
  • Mariya Agapova (+225) vs. Luana Santos (-275)
  • Da’Mon Blackshear (+130) vs. Montel Jackson (-155)
  • Josh Fremd (-125) vs. Andre Petroski (+105)

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