Connect with us

The Daily MMA

The Daily MMA

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman


MMA news

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman

Masvidal (right) has become one of the UFC’s most popular fightersJorge Masvidal will bid for his first UFC world title after stepping in at six days’ notice to face Kamaru Usman on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.Welterweight champion Usman was slated to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 251 but the Brazilian withdrew.But UFC confirmed Masvidal,…

UFC 251: Jorge Masvidal steps in to face champion Kamaru Usman
Masvidal (right) has become one of the UFC's most popular fighters
Masvidal (right) has actually turned into one of the UFC’s most popular fighters

Jorge Masvidal will bid for his very first UFC world title after stepping in at 6 days’ notification to deal with Kamaru Usman on Battle Island in Abu Dhabi.

Welterweight champion Usman was slated to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 251 but the Brazilian withdrew.

However UFC verified Masvidal, 35, will contend as long as both fighters pass a succession of tests for coronavirus.

Saturday’s occasion is being hung on Yas Island in order to reduce any danger of spreading the virus.

Both Masvidal and Usman will require to pass tests for the infection before leaving the US, upon arrival in Abu Dhabi and after Friday’s scheduled weigh-in.

Nigerian-American Usman won the welterweight title from Tyron Woodley in March 2019 and safeguarded it versus Colby Covington in December.

The 33- year-old has just one defeat – which was in 2013 – on his 17- fight mixed martial arts record.

Masvidal has ended up being one of UFC’s most popular names and scored a noteworthy win over Nate Diaz in November.

In July of 2019, Masvidal secured the quickest knockout in UFC history when he stopped Ben Askren with a flying knee after simply five seconds at UFC 239.

Real Life. Real News. Real Voices

Help us tell more of the stories that matter

Become a founding member

Subscribe to the newsletter news

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories

To Top