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UFC 251: Usman Vs. Masvidal Live Results July 11, 2020: Highlights, Full Recap, Coverage, Winners

Jitendra Jangir Sun Jul 12, 2020
UFC 251: Usman Vs. Masvidal Live Results July 11, 2020: Highlights, Full Recap, Coverage, Winners
UFC 251: Kamaru Usman(c) Vs. Jorge Masvidal 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.

As for the main event, Jorge Masvidal takes on Usman for the welterweight on late notice.

Two more title fights are official with Alexander Volkanovski (21-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) vs. Max Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC) set to rematch for the featherweight belt in the co-main event and Jose Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) vs. Petr Yan (14-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) for the vacant bantamweight strap on the card, too.

Early Preliminary Card starts at 6:00 PM (ET), 11:00 PM (UK), and 3:30 AM (IST). Preliminary Card Date and Time starts at 8:00 PM (ET), 1:00 AM (UK), and 5:30 AM (IST). The main card starts at 10:00 PM (ET), 3:00 AM (UK), and 7:30 AM (IST).

Main card

UFC welterweight title fight

Kamaru Usman(c) Vs. Jorge Masvidal

The main fight of the event opens up with Jorge Masvidal walking down to the octagon. Jorge Masvidal is known as one of the best stricks in the world. He enters the octagon. The Nigerian Nightmare walks down to defend UFC welterweight title against Masvidal. The official introduces both the competitors as they prepare for the fight.

Round First: The round first gets started, both with trash-talking, Masvidal with a low kick, Masvidal with a low kick but this time Usman grabs it and takes him down, but Masvidal continues to attack with elbows. Masvidal tries to get out with back to back kicks and leg kicks. Masvidal escaped from the hook, Usman with body kick. Nice knees from Masvidal, Usman with a nice throw to take down Masvidal, We saw Masvidal fired back with elbow attacks, Usman continues with the hook, Masvidal gets out of the hook and landed a left hand. Another big right hand by Masvidal, One minute to go for the first round. left-hand connection from Usman. Masvidal with some nice uppercuts. The round first gets ended.

Round Second: The round second opens with Usman in the try to take down Masvidal but he gets out. Usman with clutch near to the fence. Both still in the clutch, Masvidal is smiling although. Nice elbow from Masvidal, Usman going back to the fence with another clutch, that was a good shot from Usman. Masvidal bleeds from the eyes. They were still in the clutch. Usman continues to explode the hits. Masvidal gets out and landed back to back left hands making the counter in the fight, Masvidal hands down as the second round gets ended of the fight.

Round Third: The third round is on the line, the round opens with a low kick from Masvidal, Usman lands some left hand and goes for the same clutch stomping on the leg. Usman fires back breaking the couch, nice body kicks from Masvidal, but Usman with another clutch. The referee makes both the fighters away from the clutch, both back to the fight. Masvidal with a nice low kick. Usman with nice takedown once again into the midsection. Masvidal in the try to make the out, but Usman once again with another takedown. Usman with elbow attacks as he gets the instruction from the team. Usman lands elbows right on his head as the third round gets ended.

Round Fourth: The round fourth opens up, Usman with a high kick to Masvidal with another clinch, Usman continues to assault him down with the kicks to the bodies. Masvidal back to his feet, but not completely out of the clinch. Masvidal fires back with big right hands apparently getting out of the clinch. Usman with big left hand on Masvidal and goes for another clinch. Less than once minutes to go in the third round ending. The round gets ended with a trash-talking between both the competitors.

Round Fifth: The final round is on the line, as the five minutes remaining in the fight, Usman with a right hand and then to the bod, Nice takedown from Usman once again. Masvidal controls the action from Usman, we saw Usman with elbow attacks, two minutes to go but there was no loose separation. Masvidal tries to get out of the hook but Usman continues the hook. We could stipulate Usman as the winner. Masvidal back to his feet, and lands some body kicks. Masvidal splits up and lands some shots as the final round gets ended. They split up having hot exchanges.

Winner : Kamaru Usman victory followed by (50-45 x 2, 49-46) Unanimous Decision.

UFC Featherweight Championship Bout

Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway

Max Holloway makes his way towards the octagon, Alexander Volkanovski (c) walks down to defend the UFC Featherweight Championship. The official introduces both the competitors as they prepare for the fight.

Round First: Alexander Volkanovski with low kick, both with the counter, no one taking the high risk as they want to take the fight safely, Alexander Volkanovski with the beautiful right hand, Max with some funny way, nice right hand by Alexander Volkanovski as it touches to the top of the neck. Huge head kick from Max taking Alexander Volkanovski down as the first round gets ended.

Round Second: The second round comes up, Alexander Volkanovski doubles up with low kicks, lazy combination from Max. No high risk from both. Max with a high kick to the head, Alexander Volkanovski fires back with a kick to the head, but Max gets a major focus in the fight. Both with the low kicks. Both deal with the leg kicks, one minute to go in the first round. Max with a beautiful knee. Max with a huge uppercut to give a little jolt on Alexander Volkanovski as the second round gets ended. It was another nice round for Max.

Round Third: Low kicks open up the third round, Max with a high kick to Alexander Volkanovski. Max looks a little in the proper lead. That was good as Alexander Volkanovski landed a shot on Max's eye. Alexander Volkanovski takes Max near to the fence in the clutch position. Max with Knee attack to the body of Alexander Volkanovski getting out of the hook. Alexander Volkanovski gets the fight in a calm way. Max with another sidekick, Alexander Volkanovski bounce back with some shots to the head as the third gets ended.

Round Fourth: The round opens with Alexander Volkanovski landing a shot on Max, Dubble low kicks from Alexander Volkanovski. Max gets some right hands. Nice uppercut from Max, Max with another low kick, Alexander Volkanovski with a push and takes down Max, but could not sustain it longer as Max gets up, Max with nice uppercuts, Alexander Volkanovski also getting affected in the fight, the fourth round gets needed as Max landed a right hand to Alexander Volkanovski.Round Fifth: The final round of the fight comes up with Max landing a high kick to Alexander Volkanovski. Max with uppercuts and right back with head kick, this could be the end with Max as the new Champ. nice right hand by Alexander Volkanovski. Max landed it back. Three minutes to go. Head kicks from both. Alexander Volkanovski needs to finish the fight if he wants to win the fight. Max with right hands taking Alexander Volkanovski back, Alexander Volkanovski blows some right hands. Alexander Volkanovski with nice trick to takedown Max. Max gets up quickly with left hand on Alexander Volkanovski. We saw Alexander Volkanovski was in the pressure. Alexander Volkanovski looks for the takedown but Max gets out, Alexander Volkanovski with clutch and takedown Max as the fight gets ended. We could stipulate Max as the new winner.

Winner : Alexander Volkanovski, victory followed by Split Decision.

UFC Bantamweight Championship Bout

Petr Yan vs. José Aldo

José Aldo makes his way out as for the first to destine his career with UFC Bantamweight Championship?. Aldo waits into the octagon. Petr Yan is up next to make his way out in the octagon. The Offical introduces both the completers as they prepare for the fight.

Round First: The first round opens up with low kick from Petr Yan, Also with a low kick, Petr Yan makes a huge right-hand shake Adlo a little, Also with body shots, the speed from both the completers was awesome, Petr Yan looks for the head kick but Also gets away from it, Petr Yan with a little blurry kick, once a minute to go in the first round, Petr Yan with a beautiful right hand and takes him down, Petr Yan continues to land the kicks while Aldo is down, Also pushes Petr Yan with kicks but Petr Yan once again gets it as the first round gets ended.

Round Second: The Second round is on the line, Aldo with a low kick, low kick once again from Aldo, both were going under the good defense, Petr Yan pushes Aldo back with a hit, once again Petr Yan with the left hand. Aldo with a beautiful high kick, low kick from Petr Yan. Hight kick from Also, the second round is on the line for the end. No high risk in the second round.

Round Third: The third round begins, as Petr Yan with a nice sidekick, Petr Yan with nice right hand looking a little better than Also, Inside leg kick from Petr Yan, Aldo with the huge left hand and takes Petr Yan towards the fence for the hits. Petr Yan fired back pushing Aldo back to the middle. Less than three minutes to go in the third round. Petr Yan with the big right hand, looks that Petr Yan is going to be the winner with the way he was fighting and countering against Also. Beautiful elbow from Petr Yan. Both with head position what a hit from Aldo as the third round gets ended.

Round Fourth: Both with the clutch, Petr Yan with a body kick, Aldo with a body shot to Petr Yan. Aldo with another knee strick, Aldo with uppercut getting the lead in the fight, Petr Yan with clutch trying to take down Aldo but great counter from Aldo, Petr Yan with a high kick, nice body kicks and uppercut from Petr Yan. Petr Yan with a big right hand and takes Aldo down, Petr Yan continues to land the shots as Aldo down. Petr Yan with a big left, Petr Yan is snaking Aldo's head with big right hands. the third round gets ended with it.

Round Fifth: Petr Yan with the big right hand at the opening of the fifth round and takes Also down near to the fence, Petr Yan looks for the quick end as he continues to land the shots, Also with the try to make the out, but Petr Yan lashing the shots, Petr Yan with heavy shots, the referee was just about to end the fight but Aldo counters it. Petr Yan runs rough with the continuous shots on the head also Aldo bleed all around his head. Finally, the referee stops the fight with Petr Yan as the winner.

Winner : Petr Yan, victory followed by TKO and the new UFC Bantamweight Champion


Women's Strawweight Bout

Rose Namajunas vs. Jéssica Andrade

Rose Namajunas makes her way up to the octagon as for the first to meet up in a Women's Strawweight Bout against Jéssica Andrade. She enters the octagon. Jéssica Andrade walks down to the octagon. The official introduces both the competitors as they prepare for the fight.

Round First: The first round is on the line, no risk sofar, both go with the light shots, Andrade with a low kick, but gets one back, Rose Namajunas with a right hand to Andrade, both with low kicks, Andrade with the beautiful right hand, Rose Namajunas with the huge right hand, Andrade right hand to Rose Namajunas. Andrade tries for knee strick but Rose Namajunas saves it. They fight at the mid-section. The first round is about to end as 1 min. lefts. Nice head movement by Andrade not letting Rose Namajunas kick her. The round gets ended.

Round Second: The Second round begins with a body kick from Rose Namajunas, nice head movement from Andrade, low kicks from Andrade, both are getting the adjustments, a close knee from Rose Namajunas. Big right hand by Andrade, Rose Namajunas pushes her away, Andrade with knee takes down Rose Namajunas but she immediately gets up, both with under the hook, Andrade with back to back hits but does not affect much, The second round is about to get an end, pretty good left hand by Andrade as the second round gets ended.

Round Third: The round third gets an opening with Andrade landing a right hand on Rose Namajunas. Andrade looked a little back in the third round. Rose Namajunas with a flying knee, Andrade with a big right hand, and takes Rose Namajunas down. Nice work from Rose Namajunas as she pushes Andrade with her leg to get up. Big right hand by Rose Namajunas, got one back from Andrade, beautiful jaw from Andrade, 50 seconds to go, Rose Namajunas with instinctive takedown, but Andrade got up, Rose Namajunas with back to back big right hands as the fight gets ended. That was a sensational fight all the way.

Winner : Rose Namajunas, victory followed by Split Decision[29-28]


Women's Flyweight Bout

Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas

Paige VanZant walks down to the octogen as for the first to face off Amanda Ribas. We see Amanda Ribas coming up next for the fight. They both get checked up, the official introduces both the competitors as they prepare for the fight.

Round 1: The first round is on the line, Both get hight five, Amanda Ribas with a knee to the body, Amanda Ribas takes down Paige at an earlier time, Amanda Ribas continues with the lock. Paige just tries to get out of the lock. Amanda Ribas with armbar and forced Paige to tap out. Amanda Ribas wins the fight.

Winner : Amanda Ribas, victory followed by Submission due to an Arm Bar at 2:21 in Round 1

The main card is on the line up next, the official goes on to hype all the main card matches. Three title fights and two other as well that are going to make you stand-up with the jolt of shocks.


Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+) Results...

Light Heavyweight Bout

Volkan Oezdemir Vs. Jiri Prochazka

Winner : Jiri Prochazka, victory followed by KO at :49 in Round 2.


Welterweight Bout

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Vs. Muslim Salikhov

Winner : Muslim Salikhov, victory followed by Split Decision(30-27, 29-28)


Featherweight Bout

Makwan Amirkhani Vs. Dan Henry

Winner : Makwan Amirkhani, victory followed by Submission due to an Anaconda Choke at 3:15 in Round 1.


Lightweight Bout

Leonardo Santos Vs. Roman Bogatov

Winner : Leonardo Santos, victory followed by (29-26 x 3)Unanimous Decision


Early Preliminary Card (ESPN / UFC Fight Pass / ESPN+) Results...

Bantamweight Bout

Martin Day Vs. Davey Grant

Winner : Davey Grant, victory followed by KO at 2:38 in round 3.


Women's Bantamweight Bout

Karol Rosa Vs. Vanessa Melo

Winner : Karol Rosa, victory followed by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)


Flyweight Bout

Raulian Paiva Vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Winner : Raulian Paiva, victory followed by (29-28 x 3) by Unanimous Decision


Heavyweight Bout

Marcin Tybura Vs. Maxim Grishin

Winner : Marcin Tybura, victory followed by (30-27 x 2, 30-26) by Unanimous Decision


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