Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently booked a championship tripleheader for the upcoming UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, locked and loaded for Sat., July 11, 2020 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
In addition to the Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns headliner, UFC will ask Alexander Volkanovski (21-1) and Max Holloway (21-5) to run it back for the 145-pound strap in the five-round co-main event. “The Great” topped “Blessed” when they first went to war at UFC 245 last December.
Our friends over at BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag) opened Volkanovski as the -200 (1/2) favorite, against +175 (7/4) for ex-champion Holloway. Expect that number to shift in both directions as money starts trickling in closer to fight night.
Before their do-over gets underway, former featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo (28-6) will try to capture the vacant 135-pound crown against the rough-and-tumble Petr Yan (14-1). You can check out the opening lines for that championship showdown by clicking here.
For the current UFC 251 fight card and line up click here.