The UFC returns to action on Saturday, July 11 with a card packed with three title fights and a rematch between two former UFC champions. Headliner will be UFC 251 Usman vs Masvidal Fight.
In the main event, Kamaru Usman attempts to defend his UFC welterweight title for the second time when he faces Jorge Masvidal, who steps in on short notice to replace Gilbert Burns. Burns was forced from the event after he tested positive for COVID-19.
What We Cover in this Article
Usman vs Masvidal Fight
Usman’s matchup against Masvidal, who is the No. 3 ranked fighter in the official UFC welterweight rankings, is Usman’s first trip back into the octagon since he defended his title with a win over Colby Covington in December. Masvidal is coming off a November 2019 TKO win over Nate Diaz. Masvidal received the UFC BMF title for his win in that bout.
Volkanovski vs Holloway Fight
Alexander Volkanovski fought five times in the UFC before he broke into the official UFC featherweight ranking. Three fights later, Volkanovski walked out of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as the UFC’s 145-pound champion with a decision win over Max Holloway. The two run things back at UFC 251.
Yan vs Aldo Fight
Petr Yan joined the UFC in June 2018. He is unbeaten in six fights with the promotion. The 27-year-old Russian, is the No. 3 ranked fighter in the official UFC bantamweight rankings. At UFC 251, he looks to move up to the top of the division when he faces former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the vacant 135-pound belt.
Namajunas vs Andrade Fight
Rose Namajunas has not fought since she lost the UFC women’s strawweight title to Jessica Andrade in May 2019. The two women run back that meeting on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 251. Andrade lost the title in her first attempted defense. Weili Zhang knocked her out in 42 seconds.
How To Watch Or Live Stream UFC 251 Usman vs Masvidal Fight:
UFC 251 takes place Saturday, July 11 at Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 251 Pay-Per-View Card (ESPN+):
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
UFC 251 Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+):
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov
UFC 251 Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass):
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
Davey Grant vs. Martin Day
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