Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its debut on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi earlier this month 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.
Sorry, no super slo-mo foot stomps in the corresponding “Fight Motion” video.
Prior to the five-round headliner, 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.
Watch it all go down in the embedded video above, which includes high-profile wins from former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and surging flyweight contender Amanda Ribas. The former avenged her loss to Jessica Andrade while the latter submitted flyweight free agent Paige VanZant.
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