UFC 251 fight card has been officially stated and will have three title fights in it. UFC 251 date and UFC 251 Live venue have furthermore been finalised. UFC president Dana White officially revealed the location and particulars surrounding Fight Island. White announced as regards Tuesday it will vent four major behavior amid July 11 and July 25 regarding Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi. Brazilian outlet Combate was first to description Abu Dhabi as the site last week.
While details of the unlimited three cards have still to be announced, White revealed concerning ESPN’s “First Take” the July 11 society will be the blockbuster UFC 251 pay-per-view headlined by a trio of title bouts.
Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title adjacent-door to teammate Gilbert Burns in the main demonstrate. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will have the funds for in to about Max Holloway in a rematch of their 2019 bout in the co-main matter, and to finish, Petr Yan and former 145-pound king Jose Aldo will square off for the empty bantamweight title.
The UFC 251 main card will furthermore amass a women’s strawweight rematch along in the middle of former champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade, along as soon as a second 115-pound bout along as well as Paige VanZant and Amanda Ribas.
“We came occurring bearing in mind the idea of having fights roughly ‘Fight Island’ because we needed a destination to retain international happenings during the global pandemic,” White said in a statement. “Abu Dhabi has been an incredible location to sticking together fights on summit of the calculation 10 years, and it is the conclusive place for these activities.
“The infrastructure we are building will be such a as soon as-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fighters that’s never been over and ended along along amid in the to the front — from the arena, the private training gift, and the Octagon upon the island, it’s going to be an experience that none of us will ever forget. I can’t wait to speak to unbelievable fights from Yas island.”
While the island won’t have the tropical or puzzling character many envisioned based upon White’s cryptic teases, the cards will be of the same opinion place upon a popular leisure and tourism destination which includes amusement parks and shopping. To retain the issue during the coronavirus pandemic, Abu Dhabi will along with make a safety zone of 10 square miles upon the island which includes an arena, hotel, dining and training services.
its second year, has proved to be one of our most ably-off ventures in recent years,” Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi said. “Thanks to their loyalty and cooperation, we are distant to regard as creature that Abu Dhabi will host the first-ever ‘Fight Island’ thing, marking the long-awaited compensation of UFC fights to the global stage.”
UFC entered into a five-year partnership in 2019 to bring deeds to Abu Dhabi, including a UFC 242 card last October headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title excuse on summit of alternating champion Dustin Poirier. Prior to 2019, UFC promoted two activities in Abu Dhabi including the 2010 UFC 112 card held outdoors.
UFC 251 headlined by Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns has finally found its venue, date, and utter stroke card after Dana White avowed the bring to vivaciousness officially earlier this week. The UFC chief announced that UFC 251 will mark the start of the Fight Island behavior, and it will be followed by three more activities in July. UFC 251 will be hosted upon Yas Island in Abu Dhabi upon July 11. To ensure the safety of the fighters and new officials at UFC 251, the Department of Culture and Tourism for Abu Dhabi will reportedly seal off the 25 km place stuffy the island, inclusive of hotels, training facilities, dining establishments, and the ring.
UFC 251 is staged to have three titles fights in one card. Since Jorge Masvidal and UFC have failed to have the same opinion upon terms, welterweight contender Gilbert Burns will go happening neighboring to Kamaru Usman for the 170 lbs UFC gold in the headliner. Former 145 lbs champion Max Holloway will profit his rematch against current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in the inaugural Fight Island matter. Meanwhile, Peter Yan and former featherweight champion Jose Aldo will approach each substitute for the vacated bantamweight title at UFC 251.