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UFC 251: ‘USMAN VS. MASVIDAL’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, July, 11th., UFC 251 PPV event, from FIGHT ISLAND off Abu Dhabi. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. This event showcased a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal as well as Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo.

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Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown the UFC 251 PPV event, with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network.

This Saturday’s, July 11th., UFC 251 PPV event, broadcast from the brand new facility on the infamous FIGHT ISLAND (Yas Island) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, showcased a spectacular card featuring three title fights this time out. In our featured Welterweight Championship brawl between the Current Best MMA Welterweight Fighter, Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman and The contender was our BMF Champion: Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal, entering the octagon on a three-fight win streak, having last defeated Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC 244 last November, fighting out of Miami, Florida, with a 35-13 fight record going up against Usman’s unprecedented seventeen-fight win streak, who last famously defeated Colby Covington at UFC 245 back in the main event in March of 2019, with a current 16-1 record.

Also on the card, we had a highly-anticipated Featherweight Championship scrap for our co-main event. It was a battle between the current #1 best MMA Featherweight Fighter, Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski against the #2 best in Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway; the third title fight of the night was for the Vacant Bantamweight Championship and was booked with Petr Yan going up against José Aldo Junior. As if that’s not enough, we also had Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’ Andrade go up against ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas for our Fight of the Night - which was preceded by a fully packed undercard... rounding things out we were also treated to POTN efforts put forth by both Davey Grant and Jiří Procházka. Overall, the card saw eight decisions, three KO/TKO’s and two Subs.... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you!

*Note: UFC 251 sets a new single-event UFC record for most fight time with 3:07:27. It passes UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura (3:04:18).

Here’s a look at the UFC 251 RESULTS & new fight records:


  • Welterweight Title Bout - Kamaru Usman (17-1) DEF. Jorge Masvidal (35-14), DEC-Unanimous
  • Featherweight Title Bout - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) DEF. Max Holloway (21-6), DEC-Split
  • Vacant Bantamweight Title Bout - Petr Yan (15-1) DEF. José Aldo (28-7), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:24 of Rd 5 of 5, Total 23:24
  • 115lbs - Rose Namajunas (9-4) DEF. Jéssica Andrade (20-8), DEC-Split
  • 125lbs - Amanda Ribas (10-1) DEF. Paige VanZant (8-5), SUB-Armbar at 2:21 of Rd 1

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Andrade vs. Namajunas 2
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Davey Grant 2. Jiří Procházka


  • 205lbs - Jiří Procházka (27-3) DEF. Volkan Oesdemir (17-5), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 0:49 of Rd 2, Total 5:49
  • 170lbs - Muslim Salikhov (17-2) DEF. Elizeu Zaleski (22-7), DEC-Split
  • 145lbs - Makwan Amirkhani (16-4) DEF. Danny Henry (12-4), SUB-Anaconda Choke at 3:15 of Rd 1
  • 155lbs - Leonardo Santos (18-3) vs. Roman Bogatov (10-1), DEC-Unanimous


  • 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (19-6) DEF. Maxim Grishin (30-8), DEC-Unanimous
  • 125lbs - Raulian Paiva (20-3) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4), DEC-Unanimous
  • 135lbs - Karol Rosa (13-3) DEF. Vanessa Melo (10-8), DEC-Unanimous
  • 135lbs - Davey Grant (10-4) DEF. Martin Day (8-4), KO/TKO-Left Hook at 2:38 of Rd 1

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