The highly anticipated UFC 251 fight card will take place Saturday, July 11, from the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The pay-per-view main card will feature three title fights including the welterweight championship bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal steps up to the challenge on just six days notice after Gilbert Burns was forced to withdraw from the bout following a positive COVID-19 test.
In the night’s co-main event, a rematch between newly crowned featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway.
The first championship bout of the evening is for the vacant bantamweight title between former featherweight champ Jose Aldo and the surging Petr Yan. The title is on the line after former champion Henry Cejudo vacated when he retired from mixed martial arts competition.
Also, former UFC strawweight champions Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas will stand toe-to-toe for a second time after Andrade took the title from Namajunas with a slam more than a year ago.
UFC 251 weigh-in results below:
Main Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV):
Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Jorge Masvidal (170) – for UFC welterweight title
Alexander Volkanovski (145) vs. Max Holloway (145) – for UFC featherweight title
Petr Yan (135) vs. Jose Aldo (135) – for vacant UFC bantamweight title
Jessica Andrade (115) vs. Rose Namajunas (116)
Amanda Ribas (126) vs. Paige VanZant (126)
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+):
Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) vs. Jiri Prochazka (205)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) vs. Muslim Salikhov (171)
Makwan Amirkhani (146) vs. Danny Henry (146)
Leonardo Santos (156) vs. Roman Bogatov (155.5)
Early Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN+ & UFC Fight Pass):
Marcin Tybura (252) vs. Maxim Grishin (223)
Raulian Paiva (129) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)
Karol Rosa (136) vs. Vanessa Melo (141)
Davey Grant (136) vs. Martin Day (136)
*Raulian Paiva missed the flyweight limit of 126 and will be fined 20 percent of his fight purse