UFC® 251: USMAN vs. MASVIDAL AT YAS FORUM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW



UFC® 251: USMAN vs. MASVIDAL AT YAS FORUM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW

Due to COVID-19, Gilbert Burns tested positive for the coronavirus last weekend and was removed from his welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman. The main UFC 251 fight card of the inaugural event at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET.




UFC® KICKS OFF EVENTS ON UFC FIGHT ISLAND WITH THREE THRILLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS


FEATURED BOUTS:


(C) KAMARU USMAN vs. (#1) JORGE

MASVIDAL


(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI vs. (#1) MAX HOLLOWAY


(#3) PETR YAN vs. (#6) JOSE ALDO


UFC® 251: USMAN vs. MASVIDAL AT YAS FORUM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW


The athletes arrived at UFC Fight Island on July 08, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.


Additional bouts on the card include:


  • In a rematch of former women’s strawweight champions, No. 1 ranked contender Jessica Andrade (20-7, fighting out of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) runs it back with No. 2 Rose Namajunas (9-4, fighting out of Denver, Colo.)


  • No. 14 ranked women’s strawweight contender Amanda Ribas (9-1, fighting out of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil) hopes to continue her hot streak against returning Paige VanZant (8-4, fighting out of Portland, Ore.)


  • No. 7 ranked light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir (17-4, fighting out of Fribourg, Switzerland) takes on highly touted UFC newcomer Jiri Prochazka (26-3-1, fighting out of Brno, Czech Republic)


  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (22-6, fighting out of Francisco Beltrao, Parana, Brazil) squares off with Muslim Salikhov (16-2, fighting out of Buynaksk, Dagestan, Russia) in an exciting welterweight bout


  • Entertaining featherweights collide as Makwan Amirkhani (15-4, Turku, Finland by way of Kurdistan) meets Danny Henry (12-3, fighting out of Edinburgh, Scotland)


  • Leonardo Santos (17-4-1, fighting out of Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) looks to deliver another highlight-reel finish against undefeated Roman Bogatov (10-0, fighting out of Orenburg, Russia)


  • Marcin Tybura (18-6, fighting out of Uniejow, Poland) locks horns with unbeaten Alexandr Romanov (11-0, fighting out of Comrat, Moldova) in a heavyweight bout


  • No. 14 ranked flyweight contender Raulian Paiva (19-3, fighting out of Santana, Amapa, Brazil) faces debuting Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3, fighting out of Aktobe, Kazakhstan)


  • Karol Rosa (12-3, fighting out of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) aims to secure her fourth consecutive victory when she takes on Vanessa Melo (10-7, fighting out of Taboao da Serra, São Paulo, Brazil)


  • Martin Day (8-3, fighting out of Kailua, Hawaii) looks to secure his first UFC win when he meets Davey Grant (11-4, fighting out of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England)



The UFC will then continue events on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with:


  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: KATTAR vs. IGE on Wednesday, July 15


  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: FIGUEIREDO vs. BENAVIDEZ 2 on Saturday, July 18


  • UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL on Saturday, July 25


A full line of UFC FIGHT ISLAND products, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles, tote bags, and more are available now on UFCStore.com



Press Contact for UFC:

Vicky Coghlan


Press Contact for ESPN/ESPN+

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07.08.2020

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