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UFC 251

UFC's "Fight Island" has arrived ... finally. Dominant Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, will headline the promotion's first international event since the COVID-19 crisis erupted, battling "The Baddest Motherf*cker" in the sport, Jorge Masvidal, who stepped up on just six days notice to replace surging top-ranked division contender, Gilbert Burns (No.1), in the ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which will emanate from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sat., July 11, 2020. In UFC 251's co-headlining act, Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will attempt to make his first title defense at the expense of former 145-pound kingpin, Max Holloway, while Jose Aldo and Petr Yan hook 'em up for the right to hoist the vacant Bantamweight belt earlier in main card action. It's a championship triple header! We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 251 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Fight Island" right here before, during and well after the live show concludes.

Usman Vs Masvidal 3?

Jorge Masvidal wants to score a third fight against UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and avenge his knockout loss to "The Nigerian Nightmare."

Holloway Insists He Won Both Volkanovski Fights

Max Holloway will battle Alexander Volkanovski for a third time at UFC 276 in Las Vegas and believes he already won their first two featherweight title fights.

Masvidal: Usman ‘Not A Legit Striker’

Jorge Masvidal has unflattering words for the striking of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, despite losing two fights to the "Nigerian Nightmare."

Bias! Volks Slams ‘Embarrassing’ Commentary

Alexander Volkanovski is still fuming over the "embarrassing" commentary in his past two UFC title fights against Brian Ortega and Max Holloway.

Manager Rains On Usman-Masvidal Parade

Kamaru Usman’s manager insists there is no deal in place for Jorge Masvidal rematch even though "Gamebred" claims a deal is done for September.

Usman Eyes ‘Gamebred’ Rematch After Breaking Nose Before First Fight

Reigning UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman wants a rematch with Jorge Masvidal after breaking his nose before their first fight at UFC 251.

White: Namajunas Doesn’t Want Title Fight

Rose Namajunas and UFC President, Dana White, don’t seem to be on the same page after White claimed "Thug Rose" wasn’t interested in a title fight against Weili Zhang.

Let’s Run It Back Again And Again ... And Again

Max Holloway is still confident he is a much better fighter than Alexander Volkanovski despite back-to-back losses to him, and is willing to fight him 100 times to prove it.

‘12 Gauge’ Is Now A Bare-Knuckle Boxer

UFC veteran Paige VanZant signed a new contract with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), passing on a similar deal with Bellator MMA.

UFC Cuts Bogatov Over Triple-Foul Performance At UFC 251

UFC has decided to part ways with the Russian grappler after a performance on "Fight Island" that saw three fouls and a two-point deduction.

Masvidal Teases Usman Rematch In December

UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal teased a rematch against division champion Kamaru Usman in December, but Leon Edwards has other plans.

Aldo Praises Ref For UFC 251 Finish: ‘Excellent Work’

UFC bantamweight contender Jose Aldo is happy with his performance against Petr Yan at UFC 251 and believes the referee did an excellent job.

Volks Wants ‘Fresh Blood,’ Shoots Down ‘Blessed’ Trilogy

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, as predicted, is not a fan of Dana White’s idea to book an immediate Max Holloway trilogy.

White Wants Immediate Volkanovski-Holloway Trilogy

UFC President Dana White wants to book a third fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski, but admits it may not be a "Great" idea.

Video: Inside Masvidal’s Brutal Weight Cut For UFC 251

Get a sneak peak at part of Jorge Masvidal’s process to lose over 20 pounds in six days for his last-minute title fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.

Masvidal Explains His Support For President Trump

UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal explains his reasons for supporting President Donald Trump during one of the most difficult times in U.S. history.

Woodley: Burns Beats Usman On The Ground

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley expects Gilbert Burns to win the ground fight against 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman.

‘Wealthy’ St-Pierre Shoots Down Usman Callout

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre wants to stay retired, rejecting the recent callout from reigning 170-pound kingpin Kamaru Usman.

Not-Hit VanZant Wants To Fight ASAP

Flyweight free agent Paige VanZant wants to make her MMA return as soon as possible with UFC or perhaps another top promotion.

UFC 251 ‘Fight Motion’ Video

UFC 251 "Fight Motion" video highlights for the "Usman vs. Masvidal" pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 11 on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi.

Masvidal, Bisping Cross Paths Yet Again

Jorge Masvidal and Michael Bisping cross paths backstage on "Fight Island" after several years of feuding online, but this recent outcome ended much differently.

Burns Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Gilbert Burns tests negative for coronavirus, clearing the way for his Kamaru Usman welterweight title fight later this year on pay-per-view (PPV).

White Open To Volkanovski Vs. Holloway 3: It’s ‘Not Tough’ To Book

UFC president Dana White discusses the possibility of scheduling a trilogy bout between featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former kingpin Max Holloway.

VanZant Reacts To White’s Free Agency Comments

Paige VanZant discusses her relationship with UFC president Dana White and her impending free agency.

Usman Facing Possible Six-Month Suspension

UFC 251 medical suspensions, injuries for those fighters competing at the "Usman vs. Masvidal" pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 11 in Abu Dhabi.

Jacked Yan Gets New Mural In Russia

Pic: New Petr Yan mural in St. Petersburg, Russia gives the newly-crowned UFC bantamweight champion some heavyweight guns.

Volks Buries ‘Zombie’ Callout: ‘He Needs To Fight Ortega’

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski shoots down the latest callout from "Korean Zombie" arguing that Brian Ortega is the fight to make.

Masvidal: Only Way Usman Gets Big Boy Money Is With Rematch

Jorge Masvidal says he wants an immediate rematch against UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, after coming up short at UFC 251. Furthermore, "Gamebred" say it is in Usman’s best interest to accept if he wants to get another big payday.

Choo! Choo! Dana Just Boarded The ‘Gamebred’ Express

Dana White heaps praise on Jorge Masvidal for his role in making the UFC 251 PPV event a smashing success, despite "Gamebred’s" loss to welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

New Rankings! Masvidal Just Fell Below Edwards

Latest UFC rankings update following the UFC 251: "Usman vs. Masvidal" pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (July 11, 2020) on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Masvidal Doesn’t Have Interest In Fighting ‘Fragile Punks’ Like Colby

In news that will likely disappoint many, Jorge Masvidal says he as no interested in fighting Colby Covington next after coming up short at UFC 251.

Report: UFC 251 Bags 1.3 Million PPV Buys

UFC 251 PPV buys exceed one million, according to a report from industry insiders, making welterweight veteran Jorge Masvidal a bankable star.


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