UFC 251 goes down in just six days, but there have been some major changes. Gilbert Burns has been removed from the card due to a positive COVID-19 test, and has been replaced by Jorge Masvidal, pending negative COVID tests for both him and champ Kamaru Usman.
The UFC is obviously scrambling to promote this fight as much as possible in a short window, so UFC president Dana White released the first promo video for the fight today on social media. It clocks in at just under three minutes, and it’s pretty slick.
Check it out:
July 5, 2020
UFC 251 goes down Saturday, July 11th on Fight Island (Yas Island in Abu Dhabi). There will be three title fights on the card. Check out the full card below.
Main Card (10 PM ET, ESPN+ PPV)
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal (WW Title)
Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway (FW Title)
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo (Vacant BW Title)
Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN)
Jiri Prochazka vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Muslim Salikhov vs. Elizeu Zaleski
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov
Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, ESPN/ESPN+/Fight Pass)
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
Davey Grant vs. Martin Day
Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin