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

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 planet has amazingly continued to placed on stacked struggle playing cards week after week.

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

UFC 251 may 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 primary 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 struggle 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 greatest and most vital struggle playing cards of the 12 months, and Heavy has you coated with the whole lot you could learn about UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns.

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UFC 251  Time, Date, Location and Methods to Watch

What: UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns

When: Saturday, July 11

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

Methods to Watch: ESPN pay-per-view

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

UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns Full Battle Card

The cardboard listed beneath is per ESPN and topic to vary.

UFC 251 Primary 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 Battle Cross)
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 approach to defending his 170-pound title towards Jorge Masvidal, however that struggle fell by after the “BMF” champ demanded extra money for the struggle than UFC officers had been prepared to pay.

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

Right here’s the factor, although. Burns, 33, from Brazil, would possibly really be probably 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 beautiful 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 verify the longtime king of the featherweight division didn’t simply have an off evening at UFC 245.

Within the first struggle, Volkanovski’s good timing and stable strikes scored him the victory. On Battle Island he’ll want to do this identical 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 struggle 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 struggle, and the winner will take residence UFC gold at 135 kilos.


Different Vital UFC 251 Bouts

Different vital 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 vital rematch between former girls’s strawweight champions.

The opposite fundamental card bout options rising girls’s flyweight contender Amanda Ribas taking up Paige VanZant in what appears 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 large into the way forward for the sunshine heavyweight ranks.

UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns Promo Video

If all that did not get you hyped about one of many greatest and finest struggle 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 Battle 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 famous person Max Holloway, and Petr Yan and Jose Aldo sq. off for the vacant bantamweight championship. Two former strawweight champions may also 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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