UFC® 251: USMAN vs. BURNS
Saturday, July 11
Yas Forum on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island
Live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.
(C) KAMARU USMAN vs. (#1) GILBERT BURNS
(C) ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI vs. (#1) MAX HOLLOWAY
(#3) PETR YAN vs. (#6) JOSE ALDO
UFC 251, the first event on UFC FIGHT ISLAND, headlined by a trio of world championship bouts.
Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend his belt a second time against teammate and No. 1 contender Gilbert Burns.
Featherweight championship rematch, Alexander Volkanovski against No. 1 contender Max Holloway.
Vacant bantamweight champion will be named when No. 3 ranked contender Petr Yan faces No. 6 bantamweight Jose Aldo.
ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement announced in 2019.
Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 251: USMAN vs. BURNS online at http://espnplus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.
Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and ESPN+, and in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with the first four bouts also simulcast on UFC Fight Pass.
Additional bouts on the card include:
- No. 1 ranked contender Jessica Andrade (20-7) vs No. 2 Rose Namajunas (9-4)
- No. 14 ranked women’s strawweight contender Amanda Ribas (9-1) vs Paige VanZant (8-4)
- No. 7 ranked light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir (17-4) vs Jiri Prochazka
- Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (22-6) vs Muslim Salikhov (16-2)
- Makwan Amirkhani (15-4) vs Danny Henry (12-3)
- Leonardo Santos (17-4-1) vs undefeated Roman Bogatov (10-0,)
- Marcin Tybura (18-6) vs unbeaten Alexandr Romanov (11-0)
- No. 14 ranked flyweight contender Raulian Paiva (19-3) vs debuting Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3)
- Karol Rosa (12-3) vs Vanessa Melo (10-7)
- Martin Day (8-3) vs Davey Grant (11-4)
UFC FIGHT ISLAND FUTURE EVENT’S
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: KATTAR vs. IGE on Wednesday, July 15
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: FIGUEIREDO vs. BENAVIDEZ 2 on Saturday, July 18
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL on Saturday, July 25