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UFC 251 live blog, results and videos

UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal

UFC 251 Usman vs Masvidal is the first out of four live events taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi aka “Fight Island” in July. The fight card comprises a total of 13 matchups with three titles contested in the headliner of the show.

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The main event features the reigning 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman, who makes the second defense of his belt against the “BMF” belt winner Jorge Masvidal. The co-main event is the rematch between the current 145-pound titleholder Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway. The third championship bout pits Jose Aldo and Petr Yan contesting for a vacant 135-pound strap.

UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal blog and updates

UFC 251 post-fight press conference follows. You can watch the live stream here.

MAIN EVENT. The top of the fight-bill featured Kamaru Usman making the second defense of his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal. The latter took the fight on a six-day notice, after original contender, Gilbert Burns, tested positive for coronavirus.

The pair went a full five-round distance. Usman was predominately in control throughout the rounds, which in the end earned him a unanimous decision: 50-45, 50-45, 49-46.

The second title fight is the rematch between the current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former titleholder Max Holloway. The pair first met in December 2019 when Volanovski became a new champion by unanimous decision.

Their second contest also went a full distance. In the end Volkanovski retained the belt by split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48).

Check out some of the highlight clips from Volkanovski vs Holloway 2 below.

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The first title bout on UFC 251 fight card pitted Jose Aldo and Petr Yan, battling it out for a vacant bantamweight belt. The bout ended on the fourth minute of the final round in favor of Yan, who claimed the win as well as the belt by TKO with punches.

The rematch between former strawweight champions, Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas continued the action. The pair went head to head during three rounds. In the end the verdict heard a split decision in favor of “Thug Rose”, who avenged the defeat suffered by knockout in the first fight (29-28, 29-28 for Namajunas, 29-28 for Andrade).

Women’s flyweight matchup between Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant kicked off UFC 251 main card live on pay-per-view. It was a fairly quick night at the office for Ribas, who claimed the win by submission (armbar) at 2:21 into the first round.

The feature fight on the preliminary card saw a battle between former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir and former Rizin FF light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka. The latter claimed the win by knockout in the second round, making a successful debut inside the Octagon. You can watch the KO below.

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The third fight on the preliminary card featured Elizeu Zaleski faceoff Muslim Salikhov at welterweight. The pair went head to head during three rounds. In the end the latter took the win by split decision (30-27, 29-28 for Salikhov, 29-28 for Zaleski).

The scheduled for three rounds featherweight battle between Danny Henry and Makwan Amirkhani ended in the first round. The latter came out victorious by submission in 3 minutes and 15 seconds. You can check out the video of the finish below.

Kicking off UFC 251 preliminary card, Leonardo Santos and Roman Bogatov met at lightweight. After three rounds the Brazilian competitor earned the win by unanimous decision (29-26 x3) and remained unbeaten since May 2010 in 13 outings.

The last bout on the early preliminary card saw Marcin Tybura going up against Maxim Grishin. The pair of heavyweights squared off in the scheduled for three rounds battle, which ended in favor of Tybura, who scored the win by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).

Raulian Paiva and Zhalgas Zhumagulov went a full distance at 129-pound catchweight. Paiva missed the flyweight limit, yet he did enough to take the win via a unanimous 29-28 decision after a close three-round battle.

UFC 251 is beautified by Filipino-Australian Red Dela Cruz and Brazilian Camila Oliveira. Checkout the photo below, featuring the OGs with ring announcer Bruce Buffer.

The action continued with the women’s MMA battle between Karol Rosa and Vanessa Melo. The contest proceeded at 141-pound catchweight, after the latter missed the required limit. After three rounds Rosa earned a unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27).

The very first bout on UFC Fight Island featured Martin Day up against Davey Grant. The bantamweight matchup ended in favor of the latter, who scored the win via walk off knockout in Round 3. Following the win Davey told Dana White that he broke his jaw in Round 1.

Check out the video of the finish below.

While the event airs live in prime time in the United States on July 11 (schedule here), it is a traditionally early start here in Australia. Yet, with the time difference, it appears that on the actual “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi the show kicks off at 2 in the morning, which, one can say, is quite crazy, especially for those battling it out inside the Octagon.

Fight results

Get the UFC 251 live results below.

Main Card (12pm AEST / 10am AWST)

Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway by split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)

Petr Yan def. Jose Aldo by TKO (punches, R5 at 3:24)

Rose Namajunas def. Jessica Andrade by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Amanda Ribas def. Paige VanZant by submission (armbar, R1 at 2:21)

Preliminary Card (10am AEST / 8am AWST)

Jiri Prochazka def. Volkan Oezdemir by KO (punch, R2 at 0:49) | Watch KO

Muslim Salikhov def. Elizeu Zaleski by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Makwan Amirkhani def. Danny Henry by submission (Anaconda Choke, R1 at 3:15) | Watch finish

Leonardo Santos def. Roman Bogatov by unanimous decision (29-26 x3)

Early Preliminary Card (8am AEST / 6am AWST)

Marcin Tybura def. Maxim Grishin by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)

Raulian Paiva def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Karol Rosa def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)

Davey Grant def. Martin Day by KO (punch, R3 at 2:38) | Watch finish

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