UFC 251 Boasts One of many Most Stacked Struggle Playing cards in Historical past

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UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski


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The place different skilled sports activities leagues have suffered continuous begin and cease makes an attempt within the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and most have even but to provide you with viable plans for resuming motion, the premier MMA promotional firm on the earth has amazingly continued to placed on stacked combat playing cards week after week.

UFC 251 on July 11 actually is a kind of. In actual fact, UFC 251 boasts probably the most stacked UFC pay-per-view playing cards in historical past if judging by crucial metric of all: world title fights.

UFC 251 can have three of them. That’s solely occurred 5 different occasions within the historical past of the corporate.


three UFC Title Fights at Welterweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will lock horns with surging contender Gilbert Burns in the principle occasion.

Within the co-main occasion, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will make his first title protection in a rematch towards former champ Max Holloway.

The third title combat is for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship. Ranked contender Petr Yan and former featherweight champ Jose Aldo will do battle for that {hardware}.

It’s one of many largest and most necessary combat playing cards of the 12 months, and Heavy has you lined with every thing you have to learn about UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns.

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UFC 251  Time, Date, Location and Watch

What: UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns

When: Saturday, July 11

The place: UFC Struggle Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Watch: ESPN pay-per-view

Time: 10:00 p.m. ET (principal card), 8:00 p.m. ET (prelims), 6:00 p.m. ET (early prelims)


UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns Full Struggle Card

The cardboard listed under is per ESPN and topic to alter.

UFC 251 Essential Card (PPV)
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas 2
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

UFC 251 Prelims (ESPN)
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Dan Henry
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov

UFC 251 Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Struggle Move)
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant


Fast Preview: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

Usman, 33, was initially on his strategy to defending his 170-pound title towards Jorge Masvidal, however that combat fell by means of after the “BMF” champ demanded more cash for the combat than UFC officers have been prepared to pay.

Masvidal subsequently requested to be launched from his contract, and Usman agreed to take the following finest challenger as an alternative, and Burns stepped as much as the plate.

Right here’s the factor, although. Burns, 33, from Brazil, may really be essentially the most harmful challenger within the division, so Usman-Burns is one heck of a backup plan.


Fast Preview: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2

Final 12 months, Volkanovski, 31, from Australia, notched an enormous win over Holloway, 28, from Hawaii,  to develop into UFC featherweight champion. That gorgeous upset ended Holloway’s 14-fight win streak at 145 kilos and set the brand new champ up for his personal lengthy reign.

Now the 2 fighters meet once more to ensure the longtime king of the featherweight division didn’t simply have an off night time at UFC 245.

Within the first combat, Volkanovski’s sensible timing and stable strikes scored him the victory. On Struggle Island he’ll want to do this similar factor once more if he hopes to stay UFC featherweight champ.


Fast Preview: Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

Yan, 27, from Russia, is ranked No. three within the division so it makes some sense that he would get the prospect to combat for the vacant bantamweight title. However Aldo, 33, from Brazil, seems solely to be getting the prospect due to star energy.

What else might or not it’s? The previous featherweight champion has misplaced two straight fights however jumped forward of far more worthy contenders in a really deep division to get the title shot.

Nonetheless, on paper Yan vs. Aldo is a enjoyable combat, and the winner will take residence UFC gold at 135 kilos.


Different Essential UFC 251 Bouts

Different necessary bouts scheduled for UFC 251 on July 11 embrace former world champions, hopeful contenders and future stars.

The primary card consists of Jessica Andrade taking up Rose Namajunas in an necessary rematch between former girls’s strawweight champions.

The opposite principal card bout options rising girls’s flyweight contender Amanda Ribas taking up Paige VanZant in what seems to be a crossroads bout.

Lastly, 205-pound ace Volkan Oezdemir welcomes potential future star Jiri Prochazka to the UFC’s 205-pound ranks. That’s the featured bout of the prelims and the winner ought to determine huge into the way forward for the sunshine heavyweight ranks.


UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns Promo Video

If all that didn’t get you hyped about one of many largest and finest combat playing cards of the 12 months, this UFC video asset ought to do the trick.

Watch UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns — Can’t Maintain Us Down:

UFC 251: Usman vs Burns – Cannot Maintain Us DownA championship tripleheader kicks off the UFC’s run on UFC Struggle Island on July 11, as UFC 251 takes place at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Headlining this star-studded card is a battle for the welterweight crown as Kamaru Usman defends his title towards surging Brazilian Gilbert Burns. Plus, it’s a rematch for the featherweight belt when Alexander Volkanovski faces the person he defeated for the title, Hawaiian celebrity Max Holloway, and Petr Yan and Jose Aldo sq. off for the vacant bantamweight championship. Two former strawweight champions can even meet once more, as Jessica Andrade takes on Rose Namajunas. Subscribe to get all the newest UFC content material: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Expertise UFC dwell with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service of the UFC. Go to https://ufcfightpass.com/ To order UFC Pay-Per-Views on ESPN+, go to https://bit.ly/2vNIBE8 (U.S. solely) To order UFC Pay-Per-Views, go to http://welcome.ufcfightpass.com/#PPV (Non U.S.) Join with UFC on-line and on Social: Web site: http://www.ufc.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ufc Fb: http://www.facebook.com/ufc Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ufc Snapchat: UFC Periscope: http://Periscope.tv/ufc Join with UFC FIGHT PASS on Social: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ufcfightpass Fb: http://www.facebook.com/ufcfightpass Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ufcfightpass2020-06-21T05:00:01Z

 

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