We already knew that UFC 251 will kick off Ultimate Fighting Championship’s jam-packed “Fight Island” slate of fights for the month of July, which is set to go down on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, beginning on July 11, 2020.
The pay-per-view (PPV)event will feature three title fights: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns for the Welterweight belt, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2 for the Featherweight strap, and Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan for the vacant Bantamweight strap.
See the rest of UFC 251’s stacked line up here.
And earlier today (Thurs., June 18, 2020) UFC president Dana White confirmed several matchups after unveiling the entire lineup for the remaining three events on July 15, July 18 and then on July 25.
Check out the entire line ups below:
UFC Fight Night: “Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2” on July 18
UFC Fight Night: “Whittaker vs. Till” July 25
With UFC having more fighters to work with because of several international stars now getting the opportunity to travel, the upcoming slate of events are more stacked with well-known veterans, legends and former champions when compared to the promotion’s most recent events.
For now, UFC hasn’t revealed further plans to make another trip to “Fight Island” this year, as the promotion has a full deck of events on hand ready to go down inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, in August. But should restrictions and shutdowns occur once again because of COVID-19, it’s nice to know White and Co. have an ace in their back pocket if needed.
You’ve seen the line ups, which fight(s) are you looking forward to the most?