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UFC 251: Kamaru Usman(c) Vs. Jorge Masvidal Predictions, Fight Card, Date, Location, Matches

Updated On: Sat Jul 11, 2020 By Jitendra Jangir

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UFC 251: Kamaru Usman(c) Vs. Jorge Masvidal is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will take place on July 11, 2020, at the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Originally, the event was scheduled to place on June 6 at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was ultimately postponed on April 9.

Appearing on First Take, UFC President Dana White revealed the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to be the location of 'Fight Island'. Four UFC events will take place on “Fight Island” during the month of July, beginning with UFC 251 on July 11. No doubt Dubai is the strictest location right with whole the things about Pandemic going on in the world Which put Dana to think and choose the right place for perfect collision they could select.

Dana White explained that there will be everything available including food, sleep, stay and training for which they settled a miscellaneous place so the fighters could feel it relief all through the way and they really do have the Octagon in the flank of beach

Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal has now been announced official for UFC 251 that will take place on July 11, 2020.

Next Saturday's UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi unfortunately took a blow. The original main event was supposed to be Usman against Gilbert Burns for the Undisputed UFC Welterweight Title, but unfortunately late Friday night, we found out that Gilbert Burns was withdrawing from the fight card as he tweeted early Saturday morning that he wasn't feeling well.

Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC), who agreed to challenge Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) for the welterweight title on six days’ notice. As a result, the UFC officially announced the championship bout, which airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Usman and Masvidal will not fly to Abu Dhabi on the same charter plane tomorrow.

Masvidal and his team will be flying from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi on a private jet courtesy of his management, First Round Management.

Masvidal holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, at 5 seconds. As of January 27, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC welterweight rankings.

They both have never been against in the octagon. If, this happens then would headline their first fight. Masvidal has played 48 matches including 35 wins with 13 losses. Masvidal faced Ben Askren on July 6, 2019, at UFC 239. He won the fight via a flying knee 5 seconds into the first round. The knockout was the fastest knockout in UFC history, breaking the record set by Duane Ludwig.

In other two title fights Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will take on Max Holloway in a rematch of their 2019 bout in the co-main event. Petr Yan and former 145-pound king Jose Aldo will bout for the vacant bantamweight title. On May 9, 2020, Cejudo successfully defended his UFC bantamweight title by knocking out Dominick Cruz in the second round. He announced his retirement from professional fighting immediately after the fight.

Main Card Date and Time: Sat, July 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM (ET), Sat at 3:00 AM (UK), and 12 July, 2020 at 7:30 AM (IST)

Preliminary Card Date and Time: Sat, July 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET), Sat at 1:00 AM (UK), and Sun, 12 July, 2020 at 5:30 AM (IST)

Early Preliminary Card Date and Time: Sat, July 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM (ET), Sat, at 11:00 PM (UK), and Sun, 12 July, 2020 at 3:30 AM (IST)

Venue: UFC Fight Island, Yas Island: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main card
No. Division Competitors
1. UFC welterweight title fight Kamaru Usman(c) Vs. Jorge Masvidal
2. UFC Featherweight Championship Bout Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway
3. UFC Bantamweight Championship Bout Petr Yan vs. José Aldo
4. Women's Flyweight Bout Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas
5. Women's Strawweight Bout Rose Namajunas vs. Jéssica Andrade
Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)
No. Division Competitors
6. Light Heavyweight Bout Volkan Oezdemir Vs. Jiri Prochazka
7. Welterweight Bout Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Vs. Muslim Salikhov
8. Featherweight Bout Makwan Amirkhani Vs. Dan Henry
9. Lightweight Bout Leonardo Santos Vs. Roman Bogatov
Early Preliminary Card (ESPN / UFC Fight Pass / ESPN+)
No. Division Competitors
10. Heavyweight Bout Marcin Tybura Vs. Maxim Grishin
11. Flyweight Bout Raulian Paiva Vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
12. Women's Bantamweight Bout Karol Rosa Vs. Vanessa Melo
13. Bantamweight Bout Martin Day Vs. Davey Grant

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced that the much-anticipated UFC FIGHT ISLAND events will be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

UFC President Dana White commented:

"We came up with the idea of having fights on ‘Fight Island’ because we needed a destination to hold international events during the global pandemic. Abu Dhabi has been an amazing location to hold fights over the past ten years and it is the perfect place for these events. The infrastructure we are building will be such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fighters that’s never been done before – from the arena, the private training facility and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an experience that none of us will ever forget. I can’t wait to deliver amazing fights from Yas island".

Dana White told over the safety concern:

"The public health guidelines, DCT Abu Dhabi will concern about a safety zone within the nearly ten square miles (25 km2) Yas Island that will include an arena, hotel, training facilities, and dining establishments. This 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.


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