Both champions won the favor of the judges and Petr Yan stopped Jose Aldo in the UFC 251 championship tripleheader in Abu Dhabi
As COVID-19 kept international fighters from traveling to the United States, the T UFC president needed an island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 251 on Saturday on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, with picks from the Review-Journal’s Adam Hill and Heidi Fang:
The idea of an international location for hosting UFC fights was born from a TMZ interview in April and came to fruition through support of the Abu Dhabi government.
Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou) is parlaying two favorites on the main card and is betting two underdogs on the preliminary card Saturday.
Fireworks went off when the veteran fighter finally agreed to terms on a welterweight title fight against champion Kamaru Usman for the main event of UFC 251 on Saturday.
The former champion did no sparring and prepared for his UFC 251 ‘Fight Island’ title rematch against champ Alex Volkanovski exclusively through video conferencing.
Jorge Masvidal agreed to fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at Saturday’s UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, ESPN reported.
A William Hill bettor in Nevada lost a $100,000 wager Saturday on Dan Hooker (+200) over Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12 in Las Vegas.
The lightweight contender, who will take on Dan Hooker in Saturday’s main event, was named the inaugural recipient of the Forrest Griffin Community Award on Friday.
Welterweight Ramiz Brahimaj is off Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 12 card at the UFC Apex facility after one of his cornermen’s COVID-19 test came back positive.
Struggling welterweight Mike Perry’s only cornerperson for his UFC on ESPN 12 co-main event bout against Mickey Gall on Saturday will be his girlfriend.
A William Hill bettor won a $50,000 straight bet on Gillian Robertson that paid $43,478.25 when she submitted Cortney Casey in the third round Saturday at UFC on ESPN 11.