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Jorge Masvidal set to struggle Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 as Dana White replaces Gilbert Burns for Struggle Island showpiece


Kamaru Usman is about to defend the UFC welterweight title in opposition to Jorge Masvidal in the principle occasion of UFC 251 subsequent Saturday night time on Struggle Island.

Usman was set to struggle Gilbert Burns’ on the showpiece in Abu Dhabi, however the Brazilian examined constructive for coronavirus and was subsequently faraway from the principle occasion.

Masvidal has been drafted in for Burns at UFC 251

Masvidal has been drafted in for Burns at UFC 251

Usman (left) is one of the biggest stars in UFC

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Usman (left) is among the greatest stars in UFC

Nevertheless, in a dramatic flip of occasions, the UFC  have efficiently crafted an settlement to make one of many greatest fights doable a actuality – regardless of being rebuffed by Masvidal repeatedly in the previous couple of months.

Though an settlement for the struggle has been made in precept, a number of hurdles nonetheless stay earlier than the 2 stars meet within the Octagon.

The fighters, who will journey to Las Vegas on a constitution aircraft earlier than the bout, must go coronavirus assessments within the United States and after they arrive in Abu Dhabi.

They may even must go a 3rd check for COVID-19 after the scheduled weigh-ins on Friday.

If all of these limitations are overcome, Masvidal get a shot a UFC title for the primary time.

Burns was scheduled to face Usman for the welterweight world title on July 11

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Burns was scheduled to face Usman for the welterweight world title on July 11

If all of these limitations are overcome, Masvidal get a shot a UFC title for the primary time.

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