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UFC 251 results, recap, and link wrap up: Usman & Volkanovski retain, Yan stops Aldo

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its debut on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi last Sat. night (July 11, 2020) on ESPN+ with a stacked pay-per-view (PPV) tripleheader featuring welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who defended his 170-pound strap against late replacement Jorge Masvidal.

Prior to that five-round affair, Max Holloway fell short in his quest to recapture the featherweight crown from 145-pound kingpin Alexander Volkanovski, not long after Petr Yan stopped Jose Aldo to capture the vacant bantamweight title, previously held by the now-retired Henry Cejudo.

If you happened to miss last weekend’s championship showdowns or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at MMAmania.com, which includes fights from Rose Namajunas and Paige VanZant, among others, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 251 results, recap, and link wrap-up below.

Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from UFC 251.

UFC 251: Main Card Recaps

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal
UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway
UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan def. Jose Aldo
Rose Namajunas def. Jessica Andrade
Amanda Ribas def. Paige VanZant

UFC 251: Video Highlights

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal
UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway
UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan def. Jose Aldo
Jiri Prochazka def. Volkan Oezdemir
Makwan Amirkhani def. Danny Henry
Davey Grant def. Martin Day

UFC 251: Post-Fight Housekeeping

Post-fight press conference
Bonuses and awards
Biggest winners and losers
Volkanovski vs. Holloway official scorecard
Dana White in no hurry to re-sign Paige VanZant
The Rock has a message for Jorge Masvidal
Jose Aldo reacts to brutal loss
Next matches to make
Kamaru Usman calls out Georges St-Pierre

That should just about cover it.

UFC will return to action this Weds. night with the UFC Fight Night: “Kattar vs. Ige” mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza on ESPN+, taking place on Yas Island on Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2020 (more on that card here).

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