The Ultimate Fighting Championship 251 (UFC 251) is set to begin on July 11, 2020. It is a continuous season of the UFC this year after a major setback two months ago. During this event, the fans can expect nine undercard matches with five main card fights, and three out those five matches are title fights.
It’s no surprise to all sports fans that they can’t see the action-packed show live, and all UFC events are aired via partnered TV stations. This new ruling is to make sure that strict health protocols are met in line with the Coronavirus outbreak. Make sure to tune in to some of the UFC’s partner channels to witness an intense fight.
While it’s only a few more weeks away before the UFC 251 takes place, the match schedules are already set to guide you with what to anticipate during this show. That said, aside from the undercard game events, let’s know the five main card matches which will surely take your breath away.
Kamaru Usman V.S. Gilbert Burns (Title Fight)
Dubbed as the “Nigerian Nightmare,” Kamaru Usman will defend his Welterweight Division title against Gilbert Burns during UFC 251. This match is the main event. According to expert picks and tips, Kamaru Usman has tallied great achievements in the UFC sports since he joined in 2012. Usman has recorded 16 wins and one loss throughout his career.
Meanwhile, Gilbert Burns displays no fear of facing Usman in the next few weeks. After winning against Demain Maia last March 14 via technical knockout, he’s headed to face Kamaru in thEe UFC 251 title fight. Burns currently holds an MMA record of 19 wins and three losses.
Alexander Volkanovski V.S. Max Holloway (Title Fight)
Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian native who will fight against Max Hollway in the UFC 251 main card. Called as “The Great,” he currently holds a featherweight division title, which he will defend on July 11. He is the first Australian MMA fighter to joust in the international UFC stage who currently holds 21 wins and one loss.
On the other hand, Max Holloway is seen as Volkanovski’s perfect rival for the said division. The fans will see a rematch between these two fighters who faced last December, where Holloway failed to earn the title. Max Holloway, which is popularly known as “Blessed,” currently holds an MMA record of 21 wins and five losses.
Petr Yan V.S. Jose Aldo (Title Fight)
The third title fight in the UFC 251 main card to look forward to is between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo. Known as “No Mercy,” Yan is a Russian MMA fighter who will compete for the bantamweight division title. He has been a multi-awarded UFC artist since he joined in 2014 and presently holds 14 wins and one loss.
He will contend against Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight championship. Jose Aldo was at one time, one of the pound for pound best fighters in the world. He is known for his agility and extremely strong kicks. Also, he is a Brazilian MMA fighter who holds a record of 28 wins and six losses.
Jessica Andrade V.S. Rose Namajunas
Popularly known as the “Bate Estaca” or the “Chiropractor,” Jessica Andrade is part of the UFC 251 main card event, which sees her in a match with Rose Namajunas. She is the number one contender for the UFC women’s strawweight under the current champion, Weili Zhang. Andrade has a current UFC record of 20 wins and seven losses.
She will face the “Thug Rose” who is Rose Namajunas, a former UFC strawweight champion. Thug Rose presently holds a record of 8 wins and four losses. The winner of this match may face Weili Zhang in a title fight for the strawweight title in the future.
Amanda Ribas V.S. Paige VanZant
Amanda Ribas is a Brazilian MMA fighter who ranked in the 15th place for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Division. She will fight against Paige VanZant in UFC 251 to rise up the rankings. Ribas holds a current MMA record composed of 9 wins and one loss.
Meanwhile, Paige VanZant, known as “12 Gauge PVZ,” is a star in her own right. PVZ is an established fighter in the UFC and she’s looking to regain some glory. VanZant currently holds a record of 8 wins and four losses.
As the UFC 251 moves forward this July, the fans can see another edition of classic MMA matches. As stated, nine undercard games expected to settle to set the mood of this event. Aside from that, the main cards are also the most exciting part of UFC 251 you must not miss. Make sure to witness all the five MMA main matches listed above to know who will shine best inside the cage.