Card To Be Headlined By Three Title Fights

Published on June 9th, 2020 4:38 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The Fight Island location has been revealed.  Abu Dhabi is the spot. We know now the location of the mysterious "Fight Island" that UFC President Dana White has been talking about for months.

"Fight Island" is going to be Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The first "Fight Island" card will be UFC 251, which will be headlined by Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns into a Welterweight title fight.

This will kick off a string of four fight cards that will take place on "Fight Island" in the month of July. UFC fighters will have full use of amenities on the island, including a 10 mile zone that will include restaurants, hotels and even an Octagon on the beach where they can train.

The use of "Fight Island" will allow the UFC to use their international fighters, as getting into and out of the United States is a major headache right now.

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As mentioned, there will be three title fights at UFC 251. They are:

Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo

A number of other fights have been announced, including:

Paige VanZant vs Amanda Ribas
Frankie Edgar vs Pedro Munhoz
Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade
Volkan Oezdemir vs Jiri Prochazka
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Ciryl Gane

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The early odds have Kamaru Usman listed as a -215 favourite in the main event. Alexander Volkanovski is a -195 favourite to defeat Max Holloway in their rematch, while Petr Yan is a -240 favourite to defeat Jose Aldo.

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