UFC on ESPN 59 Gets Two Late Additions to Denver Card

July 9, 2024
Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 59 card will end up looking a lot different than originally intended.

This includes two late additions to the lineup: a bantamweight clash between Montel Jackson and Da'Mon Blackshear and a women’s flyweight tilt pitting Jasmine Jasudavicius against Fatima Kline. The promotion recently confirmed the bookings on its website. Jasudavicius was originally slated to meet Viviane Araujo before the Brazilian withdrew from the event.

UFC on ESPN 59 takes place at Ball Arena in Denver and is headlined by a 125-pound showdown between Rose Namajunas and Tracy Cortez. The main event was one of six fights on the card that either changed or was canceled entirely, as Cortez is a replacement for Maycee Barber.

Jackson has been victorious in his last four promotional appearances. Most recently, he scored a first-round knockout of Rani Yahya at UFC Fight Night 222 in April 2023.

Blackshear, meanwhile, had a two-bout winning streak snapped in his last outing, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Mario Bautista at UFC 292.

Canada’s Jasudavicius has won three of her last four in UFC competition. The Dana White's Contender Series alum is coming off a third-round submission victory over Priscila Cachoeira at UFC 297 this past January.

Kline will take a 6-0 mark into her UFC debut. The 23-year-old New Yorker won her first four fights under the IInvicta FC banner before capturing the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 125-pound title.

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-on-ESPN-59-Gets-Two-Late-Additions-to-Denver-Card-194267

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