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
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
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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.
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