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UFC 251: Fight card, location, date, live stream and where to watch

Dana White shared this pictue of the Octagon by the beach at UFC Fight Island
Dana White shared this pictue of the Octagon by the beach at UFC Fight Island (Twitter)

UFC 251 is set to take place at Fight Island and here is more about the card, date, live stream and watch details

The UFC says goodbye to the US shores as UFC 251 will take place in the Middle East. The plan for UFC 251 was to be held in Australia but the Covid-19 pandemic made a mess of all scheduled events.

However, Dana White confirmed that Fight Island was being created for international fighters. This is one of several events at the Fight Island, and this event features three title fights.

Dana White is the president of the UFC
Dana White attends a news conference for the bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The UFC is certainly trying to hit this ball out of the park, and here is all you need to know about the date, timing and streaming details of the event.

Date and location

Fight Island is located in the United Arab Emirates with Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island hosting the fights.

This is one of the many events at the location, and the UFC recently shared a clipping of all the work being done to get the area ready.

Dana White shared this pictue of the Octagon by the beach at UFC Fight Island
Dana White shared this pictue of the Octagon by the beach at UFC Fight Island (Twitter)

UFC 251 takes place on 12 July and features several huge fights. The timing for the same hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the main card could start from 10:00 PM on the night of 11 July.

Live stream and where to watch

ESPN+ will be one of the outlets streaming UFC 251 all across the world while the prelim card could be seen on ESPN. Fans in the subcontinent can watch all the fights from Fight Island on Sony Liv too.

UK fans can watch the same on BT Sport while there are other local outlets which can be checked regarding availability.

UFC 251 is a PPV event, however, there could be other regular streaming channels where the fight could be seen too.

UFC 251 Fight card

The card is split into three sections with 12 fights in all. The main card sees two titles being defended as Kamaru Usman and Alexander Volkanovski come in as champions.

Alexander Volkanovski is a UFC champion too
Alexander Volkanovski yells after five rounds against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in their title fight during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Volkanovski took the title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

There will also be a new Bantamweight champion crowned as Petr Yan faces Jose Aldo.

Early Prelim card

Flyweight: Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Women’s Bantamweight: Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo

Bantamweight: Davey Grant vs Martin Day

Prelim card

Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir vs Jiri Prochazka

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov

Featherweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs Danny Henry

Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov

Main card

Welterweight: Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal (Fight changed as Gilbert Burns tested positive for Covid-19 and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal)

Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway

Bantamweight: Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo

Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas

Women’s Flyweight: Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant

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