In exactly two minutes of this promo, the UFC somehow presented itself as the winner of the sports race to return to the scene after all the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And after one such introduction, the presentation of the main stars of this event followed.
We will see as many as three title fights on one card! Kamaru Usman will defend his belt in the main event of the evening, and his opponent will be the first contender Gilbert Burns. Before the welterweight fight in the Octagon, we will also see the champion Alexander Volkanovski, who will defend his title in the rematch with the former champion Max Holloway. The third fight for the UFC’s ‘gold’ brings us a clash of legendary Brazilian Jose Aldo and Russian Petr Yan. The two of them, let us remind you, will fight for the vacant bantamweight title.
UFC 251 will be held on July 11 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and will be in fact the first event that Dana White and company will organize on their ‘Fight Island’.
UFC 251 Main Card:
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns
Alexander Volkanovski Max Holloway
Petr Yan Jose Aldo
Jessica Andrade Rose Namajunas
Amanda Ribas Paige VanZant
UFC 251 Prelims:
Volkan Oezdemir Jiri Prochazka
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Santos Muslim Salikhov
Makwan Amirkhani Danny Henry
Leonardo Santos Roman Bogatov
Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
Raulian Paiva Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Karol Rosa Vanessa Melo
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant