UFC 251 features the 13-fight bill with three titles contested on the top of the main card. The event airs live on pay-per-view on Sunday, July 12 (AEST / AWST) from “Fight Island” on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE (start time here).
In the main event the defending welterweight champion Kamaru Usman faces “BMF” Jorge Masvidal. In the co-main event the defending featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski squares off against former titleholder Max Holloway in the rematch. As well, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo contest for a vacant bantamweight belt.
Also on the main card former women’s strawweight champions Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas meet in the rematch. In addition, Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant do women’s MMA battle at flyweight.
Stay tuned with UFC 251 results below.
UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal results
Main Card (12pm AEST / 10am AWST)
- Kamaru Usman def. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) | Watch highlight
- Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway by split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48) | Watch highlight
- 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) | Watch highlight
- 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 (29-26 x3) by unanimous decision
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