The UFC has introduced its full slate for his or her journey to “Combat Island” subsequent month.
UFC president Dana White revealed the lineups for the 4 combat playing cards happening on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. All of it begins with UFC 251 on July 11, that includes three world title fights.
In the principle occasion, Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title towards Gilbert Burns. Within the co-main occasion, Alexander Volkanovski defends the his featherweight strap towards former champion Max Holloway, and for the vacant bantamweight title, Petr Yan faces Jose Aldo.
The preliminary playing cards will simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+ earlier than heading to ESPN+ pay-per-view for the principle card.
4 days later, the UFC is again with an occasion on July 15 headlined by a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Within the bantamweight co-main occasion, Frankie Edgar makes his 135-pound debut when he meets Pedro Munhoz.
Additionally on the principle card is a pivotal strawweight combat between Carla Esparza and Marina Rodriguez, Abdul Razak Alhassan takes on Mounir Lazzez in a welterweight matchup, and Jared Gordon takes on Chris Fishgold in a featherweight combat.
A fourth title combat was made official for the promotion’s occasion on July 18 as Deiveson Figuredo and Joseph Benavidez will rematch for the vacant flyweight championship in the principle occasion. Of their first assembly, Figuredo completed Benavidez within the second spherical however the belt remained vacant following a weight miss from the eventual victor.
The middleweight division can be on show within the co-main occasion as Jack Hermansson takes on Kelvin Gastelum. Comprising the remainder of the principle card can be a light-weight bout between Marc Diakiesi and Rafael Fiziev, Ariane Lipski takes on Luana Carolina within the girls’s flyweight division, together with a top-10 pairing in at 125-pounds between Alexandre Pantoja and Askar Askarov.
The “Combat Island” schedule rounds out on July 25 headlined by a giant combat within the middleweight division as former champion Robert Whittaker takes on Darren Until. Within the co-headliner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira meet for the third time.
Additionally on the principle card can be a light-weight bout between Alex Oliveira and Peter Sobotta, Alexander Gustaffson ends his retirement and makes his UFC heavyweight debut towards Fabricio Werdum, in addition to Danny Roberts going through Nicolas Dalby within the welterweight division.
Begin occasions for the Yas Island finale weren’t revealed.
See the total UFC 251 combat card under:
Major Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ pay-per-view)
Preliminary Card (eight p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
See the total lineup for July 15 under:
Major Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
- Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
- Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz
- Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
- Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
- Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold
Preliminary Card (7 p.m. EST, ESPN+)
See the July 18 combat card under:
Major Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
See the July 25 lineup under: