UFC 251: How To Watch Or Live Stream Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal
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The UFC’s first event on “Fight Island,” UFC 251, takes place tonight. Three title fights headline the ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman puts his belt on the line against late replacement, Jorge Masvidal.
Usman was initially booked to face Gilbert Burns, but Burns was forced from the card after he tested positive for COVID-19 before he traveled to Abu Dhabi for the event.
Masvidal agreed to step in to the title fight on six days’ notice. He had been looking forward to facing Usman since he defeated Nate Diaz in November to capture the BMF title.
Usman won the welterweight crown in March 2019 with a decision win over Tyron Woodley. His first and only defense of the title came in December when he scored a fifth-round TKO win over Colby Covington.
Usman was on his way back to his home in Florida when he found out that Masvidal agreed to the fight.
Usman’s UFC record is 11-0. He is 16-1 in his career. Masvidal is 12-6 in the UFC and 35-13 in his career.
How To Watch Or Live Stream UFC 251:
UFC 251 takes place tonight at Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.