The fully stacked card is headlined by UFC welterweight champion Kamau Usman making his second title defense against rival Jorge Masvidal.MORE: Jorge Masvidal happy with what he’s getting to fight Kamaru UsmanUsman is coming off of a 2019 campaign that saw him end Tyron Woodley’s title reign in dominant fashion at UFC 235 and followed that performance with a fifth-round TKO of Colby Covington at UFC 245. Masvidal steps in on short notice to replace Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for COVID-19 a week before the fight. This comes after Masvidal and the UFC were in a standoff regarding fighter pay, and the MMA promotion decided to go with Burns as Usman’s opponent on “Fight Island.” However, with the UFC in a bind due to Burns’ positive coronavirus test, Masvidal reentered the picture, and the two sides quickly came to an agreement. It’s the fight everyone wanted as Usman and Masvidal have been embroiled in a heated feud since January, when the two were involved in a shouting match on media row during Super Bowl week in Miami. Now they will get to settle their differences as the UFC welterweight champion faces the “BMF” titleholder. OFFICIAL. 🏆🤬 The BMF steps in on six days notice for #UFC251 @VisitAbuDhabi #InAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/eNq5CZMTTM— UFC (@ufc) July 6, 2020In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski looks to prove that his upending of Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight championship in December was no fluke when he takes on arguably the greatest 145-pounder the UFC has ever seen in a rematch. Volkanovski has yet to taste defeat in the UFC and will look to get his ninth straight victory. Holloway enters the fight losing two of his past three fights after winning 13 straight from 2014 to 2019. Can Holloway get revenge and regain the title, or is Volkanovski the true king of the featherweight division?Petr Yan and former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will battle for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship that Henry Cejudo relinquished when he retired in May. Yan is undefeated during his UFC tenure but will have to get past an all-time great who will look to win a world title in a second weight class. Aside from the title fight, UFC 251 will also feature a rematch between a pair of former women’s strawweight champions as Rose Namajunas will look to get her revenge against the woman who took the title from her when she faces Jessica Andrade. Paige VanZant competes in what she has called the most important fight of her career when she faces Amanda Ribas in her final fight on her UFC contract.Here is everything you need to know about UFC 251, including the time, odds, full fight card info and how to watch the event.What time does UFC 251 start?Date: Saturday, July 11Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET Prelims: 8 p.m. ETPPV main card: 10 p.m. ETUsman vs. Burns fight: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)UFC 251 takes place Saturday, July 11, with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET, which is 6 a.m. local time in Abu Dhabi. Usman and Masvidal are expected to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.How to watch UFC 251: Usman vs. MasvidalTV channels: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+In the United States, the UFC Fight Pass prelims, beginning at 6 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The ESPN+ pay-per-view main card will kick off at 10 p.m. ET.In Canada, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and TSN, the prelims are on TSN and RDS, and the PPV main card is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus and Eastlink, as well as UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.In Australia, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN, and the PPV main card, at 12 p.m./10 a.m. AEST/AWST (Sunday), is on Main Event and Fetch TV, plus UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.In Brazil, the prelims and main card (11 p.m. BRT) are on Combate.In the UK and Ireland, the early prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, the prelims are on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport, and the main card is available at 3 a.m. BST (Sunday) on BT Sport.In Germany, Spain and Italy, the early prelims and prelims are on UFC Fight Pass, and the main card is available at 4 a.m. CET (Sunday) on DAZN, the global sports streaming service, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com. How much does UFC 251 cost? PPV price for Usman vs. Masvidal$64.99 (ESPN+ subscribers)$84.99 (new subscribers)In the U.S., the main card of UFC 251 is available via pay per view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 251 is $64.99 for current subscribers. For new subscribers, a bundle price of UFC 251 and an ESPN+ annual subscription is $84.98.Pricing globally varies, depending on region and platform.Where is Fight Island?The UFC and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced last month that UFC 251 and three UFC Fight Nights will take place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, located just to the east of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.One of the emirate’s most popular leisure entertainment destinations, Yas Island also has hosted the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009 at Yas Marina Circuit.There will not be fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. What is Fight Island?The idea of “Fight Island” originated when the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sporting world and left the UFC scrambling for a new location to host UFC 249, which was originally scheduled for April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The highly anticipated event was slated to be headlined by a lightweight title showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson that had been scheduled and canceled for various reasons on four previous occasions — and White insisted this time the fight was going to take place no matter what. However, with the pandemic spreading, Nurmagomedov would end up stranded in Russia due to a travel ban that saw his country close its borders. Justin Gaethje would step in on short notice, but UFC 249 was still without a location.White attempted to relocate the event to California but was met with adversity, and he finally postponed UFC 249 after his hand was forced by ESPN and Disney to “stand down.” The event was later rescheduled for May 9 in Jacksonville. Amidst the scramble to try to keep UFC 249 together, White announced to ESPN that he had secured a private island to stage fights during the pandemic. The location has been called “Fight Island,” and the UFC moved forward with applying for a patent for it and is selling “Fight Island” merchandise on the official UFC website. The plan for “Fight Island” is to be a location that will host international fights. With travel restrictions preventing fighters from other countries to enter the United States, White concocted the idea to hold UFC events at the undisclosed location to get around those travel issues.Yas Island has all of the necessary infrastructures to hold a major event, and White delivered on his promise to have an Octagon on the beach. In a press release, the UFC said there will be a safety zone within the nearly 10-square mile Yas Island that will include an arena, hotel, training facilities, and dining establishments. The safety zone will only be open to UFC athletes and their coaches; UFC staff and other event personnel; and Yas Island employees who are necessary to ensure the operation of the facilities.“Fight Island” events will take place without fans in attendance. Usman vs. Masvidal odds for UFC 251According to FanDuel, Usman is listed as a -245 favorite, meaning that you would need to bet $245 to win $100. Meanwhile, Masvidal is the underdog at +200, meaning a $100 bet would net you $200.Kamaru Usman record, bioName: Kamaru UsmanNationality: Nigerian & AmericanBorn: May 11, 1987Height: 6-0Reach: 76″Total fights: 17Record: 16-1Jorge Masvidal record, bioName: Jorge MasvidalNationality: AmericanBorn: Nov. 12, 1984Height: 5-11Reach: 74″Total fights: 48Record: 35-13UFC 251 fight cardMain cardKamaru Usman (c) vs. Jorge Masvidal for the UFC Welterweight ChampionshipAlexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight ChampionshipPetr Yan vs. José Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight ChampionshipJéssica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas; Women’s StrawweightAmanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant; Women’s Flyweight PrelimsVolkan Oezdemir vs. Jiří Procházka; Light HeavyweightElizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov; WelterweightMakwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry; FeatherweightLeonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov; LightweightUFC Fight Pass PrelimsMarcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov; HeavyweightRaulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov; FlyweightKarol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo; Women’s BantamweightDavey Grant vs. Martin Day; Bantamweight After spending a month at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the UFC will head to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for UFC 251 and a trio of world title fights. The event will kick off “Fight Island” as the UFC relocates to Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi in an effort to stage events featuring international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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