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UFC 251 staredowns: Usman-Masvidal, Volkanovski-Holloway, Yan-Aldo, and more!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman into battle against late replacement Jorge Masvidal in the upcoming UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, set for this Sat. night (July 11, 2020) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

And that’s just one of three championship title fights.

The promotion today held its official staredowns following the UFC 251 weigh-in event (get full results here), which also features the featherweight rematch pitting 145-pound kingpin Alexander Volkanovski against former champion Max Holloway, while Petr Yan and Jose Aldo collide for the vacant 135-pound strap.

Elsewhere in the stacked UFC 251 lineup, former strawweight champions Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas run it back for a spot in the crowded 115-pound title chase, while Paige VanZant looks to increase her bargaining power on the final fight of her UFC contract against flyweight bruiser Amanda Ribas.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 251 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+“Prelims” that are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the ESPN portion at 8 p.m. before the PPV main card start time on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 251: “Usman vs. Masvidal” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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