The Octagon heads to Battle Island for tonight’s UFC 251 occasion, a 13-bout combat card headlined by Jorge Masvidal difficult Kamaru Usman.

Usman (16-1 MMA) can be seeking to defend his welterweight title for the second time when he squares off with ‘Gamebred’ this night. In his most up-to-date effort at UFC 245, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ scored a fifth spherical TKO victory over Colby Covington to retain his championship.

In the meantime, Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC 251 headliner on a three-fight win streak, his newest being a TKO victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 244. Previous to defeating the ‘Stockton Slugger’, Masvidal was coming off of back-to-back brutal knockout wins over Ben Askren and Darren Until respectively.

Tonight’s UFC 251 pay-per-view occasion is co-headlined by a featherweight title combat rematch that includes Max Holloway taking up Alex Volkanovski.

Holloway (21-5 MMA) and Volkanovski (21-1 MMA) first met at December’s UFC 245 occasion in Toronto, the place ‘The Nice’ was in a position to dethrone ‘Blessed’ by the use of a unanimous resolution victory.

Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway
Picture Credit score: Alexander Volkanovski’s Instagram (Photographer not listed)

The title-earning victory improved the Aussie’s present win streak to a jaw-dropping eighteen fights in a row. Throughout that spectacular stretch Volkanovski has scored victories over Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Darren Elkins.

As for Max Holloway, the previous featherweight champion has gone simply 1-2 over his previous three Octagon appearances. Throughout that stretch the Hawaiian picked up a call victory over Frankie Edgar, whereas struggling losses to Dustin Poirier and the aforementioned Alex Volkanovski respectively.

Additionally featured on tonight’s UFC 251 most important card is a bout between Jose Aldo and Petr Yan for the promotions vacant bantamweight title.

Aldo (28-6 MMA) will really enter tonight’s Battle Island occasion on a two-fight shedding skid. The previous featherweight kingpin made his bantamweight debut at UFC 245, the place he suffered a break up resolution loss to Marlon Moraes. Nonetheless, many followers and analysts, together with UFC President Dana White, felt that Aldo had clearly defeated Moraes and thus he was awarded a chance to combat for the vacant strap.

In the meantime, Petr Yan (12-1 MMA) was additionally final seen in motion at December’s UFC 245 occasion, the place he scored a KO victory over MMA legend Urijah Faber. That win prolonged Yan’s present win streak to 9 in a row, which incorporates victories over Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson.

Get all of tonight’s UFC 251 Reside Outcomes and Highlights beneath:

UFC 251 Foremost card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas

Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

UFC 251 Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at eight p.m. ET)

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka

Elizeu Zaleski vs. Muslim Salikhov

Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry

Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov

Early Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)

Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin

Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo

Davey Grant vs. Martin Day – Grant def. Day through KO (left hook) at 2:38 of Spherical 3

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This text first appeared on on July 11, 2020