UFC 251 Live
UFC 251 Live : The UFC’s first event at”Fight Isle” is set to take place this Saturday night live from Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and will be headlined by a new-look UFC Welterweight Championship bout featuring Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal
The long-awaited debut of”Fight Isle” will go down later TONIGHT (Sat., July 11, 2020) in UFC 251 reside on ESPN+ PPV out of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, as Kamaru Usman defends his UFC welterweight title against late-notice filler Jorge Masvidal, who will be stepping into Gilbert Burns on just six days notice.
Besides the main event grudge match, Alexander Volkanovski will put his featherweight strap on the line at a rematch with former champion Max Holloway and streaking Russian rival Petr Yan will battle Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC bantamweight crown. Fight fans will also get to see additional notable UFC stars like Rose Namajunas, Paige VanZant, Volkan Oezdemir, and Jessica Andrade.
The UFC travels to Fight Island as Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal meet at the octagon at UFC 251!
Emanating from the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the Hotly-anticipated Masvidal vs. Usman bout for the UFC Welterweight Championship is just one of three title fights on the card. In the co-main event, Alexander”The Great” Volkanovski puts his featherweight championship at stake against Max”Blessed” Holloway, and on the undercard, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo square off to the empty bantamweight title.
Will the”Nigerian Nightmare” keep his welterweight title, or can Masvidal, the 2019 Fighter of the Year, catch UFC gold? We’ll soon find out.
HOW TO WATCH UFC 251 MASVIDAL VS. USMAN LIVE ONLINE:
UFC 251 is exclusive to ESPN+, so if you’re looking to stream this Pay-per-view event, ESPN+ is your only alternative. If you’re a new Subscriber to ESPN+, you can order UFC 251 and also an yearly ESPN+ subscription for $84.98. Note: Your annual ESPN+ subscription will auto-renew (meaning You are going to be billed $49.99 plus tax) in the conclusion of your subscription, so be Sure to cancel until it runs out in the event that you don’t need to be billed for another year.
Just when you think nothing in MMA will surprise you anymore, Jorge Masvidal goes and accepts the initial UFC title fight of his career on six days’ notice.
And You know everything? I will definitely fall for it . Though I’ll try to remember moving forward that I know nothing, and this game will always out-bizarre itself out of the week before — at some point I’ll drop my guard and think,”Well, certainly today I have seen everything.” And MMA will have to humble me again.
Remember the time Conor McGregor threw a dolly in a bus while other fighters were still aboard? That was at the same event where Tony Ferguson withdrew from a title bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov because he was injured tripping on a cable during a TV look , also Max Holloway stepped in on days’ notice, only to be ruled out in the midst of his weight cut.
Or how about the time the UFC transferred an whole event out of Las Vegas to California because the Nevada commission wouldn’t permit Jon Jones over an irregular drug test discovering that popped up in the last minute near Christmas? Or Anderson Silva agreed to fight Daniel Cormier in UFC 200 on two weeks’ notice, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove his gall bladder?
The Common denominator in all these is the UFC’s absolute”The Show Must Go On” mindset… and the openness and courage of its fighters to jump at these chances. And maybe it’s because we are in the middle of a global pandemic which has, for the most part, destroyed sports so far from 2020, but that shared mentality feels like the best aspect of the game right now, does not it?
How great is it that Masvidal, that has fought 48 days in his profession How great is it Usman, that has sooooo much to lose in this scenario, didn’t blink over changing opponents? And how great is it that the UFC did what it took to make this happen, even if it had two other title fights still on the UFC 251 pay-per-view?
I’ll admit, when the UFC Was so bullish before this season about continuing to promote fights during a pandemic, I thought about the character of the product. Would the UFC be able to book its very best matchups with all the logistical hurdles that would exist? And would the performances of the athletes suffer under the extraordinary circumstances they face?
As It has proven, the sport has not missed a beat. Arguably, there has Never been a better example of why this game is so fascinating and Unpredictable than the previous several months.