UFC 251 was the most important card of the yr up to now and it had important implications to the highest of a number of weight lessons.

The primary occasion, after all, noticed Kamaru Usman (17-1 MMA, 12-Zero UFC) maintain on to his high spot within the welterweight division with a profitable title protection in opposition to Jorge Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC), who got here into the combat on brief discover. However, the loss price “Gamebred” his earlier place at 170 kilos.

As well as, featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski (22-1 MMA, 9-Zero UFC) defended his title whereas Petr Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-Zero UFC) claimed the vacant bantamweight belt. Consequently, each males left the cardboard with the No. 1 rankings of their respective weight lessons.

That’s jus the tip of the iceberg of all the pieces that occurred, although. The outcomes of the cardboard in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi brought on motion for each the important thing winners and losers.

How can we make sense of all of it?

Happily, MMA Junkie’s “Beautiful” George Garcia and Brian Garcia are right here to kind out all of the sophisticated dynamics for the USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie rankings. So ensure to look at the video above to meet up with the aftermath of the UFC’s large “Combat Island” debut.