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Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal headlines huge night time on Yas Island, with Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and Paige VanZant additionally in motion


UFC 251 is happening in Abu Dhabi this weekend and president Dana White has put collectively fairly the cardboard to have a good time.

The world of elite combined martial arts has rumbled on regardless of the issues thrown up by the COVID-19 lockdown.

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman takes on Jorge Masvidal this weekend

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman takes on Jorge Masvidal this weekend


UFC 249 and UFC 250 had been each very good reveals which went down a storm with the followers.

Now, White is pulling out all of the stops to go even larger at UFC 251.

The principle occasion would be the first of 4 playing cards to be battled out on White’s now well-known ‘Combat Island’.

The corporate have headed to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island the place a secluded and purpose-built area will host the cardboard.


11km of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island locked off to public as Usman vs Masvidal confirmed for UFC 251

And a few of UFC’s best can be on present.

The headline bout will see Kamaru Usman put his welterweight world title on the road towards Jorge Masvidal, who changed Gilbert Burns on only a week’s discover.

Elsewhere, Max Holloway is could have a shot on the featherweight crown when he takes on champion Alexander Volkanovski.
The likes of Jose Aldo and Paige VanZant may also be in motion on Saturday night time.

Masvidal has stepped in to headline UFC 251

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Masvidal has stepped in to headline UFC 251

UFC 251: Combat card

Major card (BT Sport/talkSPORT, 3am Sunday)

  • Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight
  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway – Featherweight
  • Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo – Bantamweight
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas – Ladies’s Strawweight
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant – Ladies’s Flyweight

Preliminary card (BT Sport/talkSPORT, 1am Sunday)

  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka – Mild Heavyweight
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov – Welterweight
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry – Featherweight
  • Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov – Light-weight

Early prelims (UFC Combat Go, 11.30pm Saturday)

  • Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov – Heavyweight
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov – Flyweight
  • Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo – Ladies’s Bantamweight
  • Davey Grant vs. Martin Day – Bantamweight

Take a look at behind-the-scenes footage of UFC Combat Island on Abu Dhabi earlier than a packed summer time of fights

UFC 251: Date and begin time

The occasion is ready to happen on July 11 and can be held behind closed doorways.

For UK struggle followers, the principle occasion is slated to get underway at round 5am on Sunday morning.

Yas Island has held three earlier UFC occasions together with UFC 112 and UFC 242.

You may also hearken to dwell and unique radio protection of all 9 large fights on talkSPORT 2.

BT Sport 1 will broadcast the occasion on TV with their protection of the prelims beginning at 1am. Their most important present begins at 3am forward of Usman vs Masvidal.

The present can be dwell streamed on BT Sport’s web site and app. The early prelims can be proven on UFC’s Combat Go for subscribers as regular.






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