A new contender for the UFC flyweight title will look to be crowned on February 18. However, for now, Taila Santos will not have another chance to prove she deserves another title shot against Valentina Shevchenko. Instead, another former title contender will look to return to the spotlight.
At UFC 284, it was announced that Jessica Andrade will replace Santos in the UFC Vegas 69 main event. She will face the red-hot Erin Blanchfield.
UFC Vegas 69 takes place inside the UFC’s APEX Center in Las Vegas. Per MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz, Santos withdrew after it was clear some of her cornermen were not going to be with her after they were denied visas multiple times. Her husband is a part of her corner and is having issues.
Andrade turned pro in 2011 and joined the UFC in 2013. A former UFC strawweight champion, Andrade moved in weight and unsuccessfully challenged for the UFC flyweight title in 2021. Following that TKO loss against Shevchenko, she has won three in a row.
“Bate Estaca’s” last fight was a unanimous decision win over Lauren Murphy at UFC 283, just a few weeks ago.
Blanchfield turned pro in 2018. After a run with Invicta, she joined the UFC in 2021. The 23-year-old is on a seven-fight win streak. Blanchfield last fought in November, beating Molly McCann via submission.
Here is all you need to know about UFC Vegas 69, from the start time, channel, and fight card.
When is UFC Vegas 69: Andrade vs. Blanchfield?
- Date: Saturday, February 18 | Sunday, February 19
- Prelims: 4 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. GMT | 8 a.m. AEDT
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET | 12 a.m. GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT
- Main event: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT (approximately)
UFC Vegas 69 takes place on February 18. The prelims start at 4 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. GMT | 8 a.m. AEDT, followed by the main card at 7 p.m. ET | 12 a.m. GMT | 11 a.m. AEDT. Andrade and Blanchfield should enter the octagon around 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch UFC Vegas 69: Andrade vs. Blanchfield
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream (main card)|
|United States||Sat. Feb. 18||ESPN+|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Feb. 19||BT Sport|
|Australia||Sun. Feb. 19||Kayo|
The prelims and main card for UFC Vegas 69 will be available on the ESPN+ streaming service.
Andrade vs. Blanchfield price: How much does UFC Vegas 69 cost?
You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$12.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
Where is UFC Vegas 69: Jessica Andrade vs. Erin Blanchfield?
UFC Vegas 69 takes place inside the UFC’s APEX Center in Las Vegas.
Jessica Andrade vs. Erin Blanchfield odds for UFC Vegas 69
Per Bet MGM, Andrade is the -140 favorite, while Blanchfield is the +115 underdog.
UFC Vegas 69: Jessica Andrade vs. Erin Blanchfield fight card
- Jessica Andrade vs. Erin Blanchfield
- Jordan Wright vs. Zac Pauga
- Josh Parisian vs. Jamal Pogues
- William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Jim Miller vs. Alexander Hernandez
- Nazim Sadykhov vs. Evan Elder
- Lina Lansberg vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
- Jamall Emmers vs. Khusein Askhabov
- Ovince Saint Preux vs. Philipe Lins
- A.J. Fletcher vs. Themba Gorimbo
- Clayton Carpenter vs. Juancamilo Ronderos