UFC.com

UFC 251

The debut of UFC's Fight Island is upon us! Three epic title fights putting the worlds top MMA fighters center stage for this historical event. Check back to Black Belt for all the results and analysis.

The debut of UFC's new Fight Island has built momentum for fight fans all over the globe since its inception in April. In just three months since the idea has become a reality. To add to the incredible feat of this islands creation during an ongoing pandemic, the fight card has been stacked with not one, not two, but three incredible title fights.


As if the original UFC 251 card was not impressive enough, a turn of events has lead a major change in the main event just two weeks out. Due to a positive COVID-19 test by original welterweight contender Gilbert Burns was forced to remove himself from the biggest fight of his career against current world champion Kamaru Usman.

Fate would have it that with short notice Jorge Masvidal was willing to step up to the plate. A match up that by many fans was considered to be more in line with their expectations. Having barely made the new Fight Island "safe zone" quarantine timeline Masvidal negotiated his contract, passed his COVID-19 test, and traveled across the world to Abu Dahbi all while cutting weight for arguably the most important fight of his career.

The Hype for UFC 251

Main Card

Welterweight Title Bout

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal

Usman Winner by Unanimous Decision - Round 5 - 5:00


Featherweight Title Bout

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Volkanovski Winner by Split Decision - Round 5 - 5:00

Bantamweight Title Bout

Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

Yan Winner by Knockout - Round 5 - 3:24

Hear from Petr Yan (15-1) after claiming the UFC bantamweight championship by defeating the former featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the UFC 251 co-main event.

SUBSCRIBE TO BLACKBELT MAGAZINE TODAY!
Don't miss a single issue of the world largest magazine of martial arts.

To Master the Supreme Philosophy of Enshin Karate, Look to Musashi's Book of Five Rings for Guidance!

In the martial arts, we voluntarily subject ourselves to conflict in a training environment so we can transcend conflict in the real world. After all, we wouldn't knowingly train in a style that makes us weaker or worsens our position. The irony of all this is that we don't want to fight our opponent. We prefer to work with what an opponent gives us to turn the tide in our favor, to resolve the situation effectively and efficiently.The Japanese have a word for this: sabaki. It means to work with energy efficiently. When we train with the sabaki mindset, we receive our opponent's attack, almost as a gift. Doing so requires less physical effort and frees up our mental operating system so it can determine the most efficient solution to the conflict.In this essay, I will present a brief history of sabaki, as well as break down the sabaki method using Miyamoto Musashi's five elements

Keep Reading Show less

Enter our partner's current Sweepstakes. They are giving away a Grand Prize 'FKB Wardrobe'.

TAKE NOTICE!

FIVE KNUCKLE BULLET 'Wardrobe' Sweepstakes

Feeling Lucky? Enter our current Sweepstakes Now! We are giving away a Grand Prize 'FKB Wardrobe' which consists of our most popular sportswear items. Prize includes the following:

Keep Reading Show less

The Coronavirus Is Pummeling Our Community, But We Can Take a Punch — and We're Rallying for a Comeback!

As the world reels in response to COVID-19 and scrambles to take action to curb further spread of the coronavirus, it's never been more apparent that we live in dangerous times. Interestingly, if we look to ancient warrior wisdom, we can find some of the answers we need to battle the hidden enemy of today. One such key comes from a well-known Chinese principle that was famously repeated by Sun Tzu: "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of 100 battles."

Keep Reading Show less

By tactical defense and combatives expert Tony Blauer

For 43 years I have been studying violence, fear, and aggression.

My main business is training law enforcement, military, first-responders, combat athletes, and more. Over the course of 40 years, I've interviewed hundreds of victims of violence.

Keep Reading Show less
Free Bruce Lee Guide
Have you ever wondered how Bruce Lee’s boxing influenced his jeet kune do techniques? Read all about it in this free guide.
Don’t miss a thing Subscribe to Our Newsletter