UFC 251 fight card: Prelims and main card in FULL with three HUGE title fights taking place on Fight Island – The Sun
UFC 251 takes place this weekend – with THREE massive title fights on the card over in Abu Dhabi.
The big show takes place from UFC's brand new Fight Island.
What is the UFC 251 card?
There will be THREE title fights on the main card.
In the main event, Kamaru Usman puts his UFC welterweight belt on the line against Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal took the fight on just six days notice after Gilbert Burns pulled out because of coronavirus.
Elsewhere on a stacked bill, Alexander Volkanovski defends his UFC feathweight title against Max Holloway.
And Petr Yan and Jose Aldo battle for the UFC bantamweight title, recently vacated by Henry Cejudo.
Main card (from 3am BST – BT SPORT 1):
- Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal (UFC welterweight title – main event)
- Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway (UFC featherweight title – co-main)
- Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo (vacant UFC bantamweight title)
- Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade 2 (Women's strawweight)
- Paige VanZant vs Amanda Ribas (Women's flyweight)
Prelims (from 1am BST – BT SPORT 1):
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka (light heavyweight)
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov (welterweight)
- Makwan Amirkhani vs Danny Henry (featherweight)
- Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov (lightweight)
Early prelims (from 11.30pm – UFC FIGHT PASS)
- Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov (heavyweight)
- Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)
- Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo (Women's bantamweight)
- Davey Grant vs Martin Day (bantamweight)
What TV channel is UFC 251 on and can I live stream it?
In the UK, BT Sport will be showing Fight Island exclusively on Saturday, July 11.
The event will NOT be a pay-per-view event here in the UK, and the main card and prelims will be shown on BT Sport 1.
The early prelims will be on from 11.30pm BST on UFC Fight Pass App.
Additionally, listen LIVE to all of the action on talkSPORT.
What is Fight Island?
Fight Island is the name given to the island where the fights will be taking place.
UFC President Dana White said: “We came up with the idea of having fights on ‘Fight Island’ because we needed a destination to hold international events during the global pandemic.
"The infrastructure we are building will be such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fighters that’s never been done before – from the arena, the private training facility, and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an experience that none of us will ever forget.''
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