The UFC has presented its elephantine slate for his or her day out to “Fight Island” next month.
UFC president Dana White revealed the lineups for the four fight playing cards taking build on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. It all begins with UFC 251 on July 11, that includes three world title fights.
Within the essential tournament, Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns. Within the co-main tournament, Alexander Volkanovski defends the his featherweight strap against vulnerable champion Max Holloway, and for the vacant bantamweight title, Petr Yan faces Jose Aldo.
The preliminary playing cards will simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+ sooner than heading to ESPN+ pay-per-look for for the essential card.
Four days later, the UFC is back with an tournament on July 15 headlined by a featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Within the bantamweight co-main tournament, Frankie Edgar makes his 135-pound debut when he meets Pedro Munhoz.
Also on the essential card is a pivotal strawweight fight 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 fight.
A fourth title fight used to be made official for the promotion’s tournament on July 18 as Deiveson Figuredo and Joseph Benavidez will rematch for the vacant flyweight championship within the essential tournament. 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 will likely be on show within the co-main tournament as Jack Hermansson takes on Kelvin Gastelum. Comprising the relaxation of the essential card will likely be a gentle-weight bout between Marc Diakiesi and Rafael Fiziev, Ariane Lipski takes on Luana Carolina within the women folk’s flyweight division, alongside with a top-10 pairing in at 125-pounds between Alexandre Pantoja and Askar Askarov.
The “Fight Island” schedule rounds out on July 25 headlined by a mountainous fight within the middleweight division as vulnerable champion Robert Whittaker takes on Darren Till. Within the co-headliner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira meet for the third time.
Also on the essential card will likely be a gentle-weight bout between Alex Oliveira and Peter Sobotta, Alexander Gustaffson ends his retirement and makes his UFC heavyweight debut against Fabricio Werdum, apart from Danny Roberts going by Nicolas Dalby within the welterweight division.
Launch up times for the Yas Island finale weren’t revealed.
Locate the elephantine UFC 251 fight card beneath:
Main Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ pay-per-look for)
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Locate the elephantine lineup for July 15 beneath:
Main Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Preliminary Card (7 p.m. EST, ESPN+)
Locate the July 18 fight card beneath:
Main Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Locate the July 25 lineup beneath:
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