UFC 251 play-by-play and live results
by Nolan King on July 12, 2020 at 4:18 am
Check out live play-by-play and official results from UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 251 discussion thread
by MMA Junkie Staff on July 12, 2020 at 4:17 am
UFC 251 takes place Saturday in Abu Dhabi, and you can discuss the event here.
Twitter reacts to Petr Yan's drawn-out TKO of Jose Aldo to claim title at UFC 251
by Mike Bohn on July 12, 2020 at 4:04 am
[autotag]Petr Yan[/autotag] claimed the vacant bantamweight title on Saturday when he defeated [autotag]Jose Aldo[/autotag] at UFC 251. After former champ Henry Cejudo retired and vacated the strap, Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) came in to introduce a new chapter in the division (...)
UFC 251 results: Petr Yan pounds out Jose Aldo to win bantamweight belt
by Matt Erickson on July 12, 2020 at 3:55 am
Jose Aldo had moments when it looked like he might become a two-division champ, but Petr Yan may have brought about a changing of the guard.
Watch: Kamaru Usman decisions Jorge Masvidal to retain title at UFC 251
by Parviz Iskenderov on July 12, 2020 at 7:15 am
Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal squared off in the headliner of UFC 251 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi aka “Fight Island” on July 12 (AEST). The contest featured the defending welterweight champion up against the “BMF” belt winner. Usman was making the second defense of his belt. Masvidal took the fight on a six-day The post Watch: Kamaru Usman decisions Jorge Masvidal to retain title at UFC 251 appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Alexander Volkanovski retains UFC title in rematch with Max Holloway on Fight Island
by Parviz Iskenderov on July 12, 2020 at 6:22 am
Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway squared off in the rematch on July 12 (AEST). The contest served as the co-main event of UFC 251 airing live on pay-per-view from Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The pair met for the second time, following their first fight in December last year. After five The post Alexander Volkanovski retains UFC title in rematch with Max Holloway on Fight Island appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Rose Namajunas takes revenge against Jessica Andrade at UFC 251
by Parviz Iskenderov on July 12, 2020 at 3:53 am
Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade squared off in the rematch at UFC 251. The contest was featured on the main card live on pay-per-view from Fight Island on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on July 12 (AEST). The encounter saw former strawweight champions, facing off for the second since May 2019, when Andrade claimed the The post Rose Namajunas takes revenge against Jessica Andrade at UFC 251 appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Watch: UFC 251 post-fight press conference
by Parviz Iskenderov on July 12, 2020 at 3:04 am
The UFC 251: Usman vs Masvidal post-fight press conference follows the live event produced on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE aka “Fight Island”. In attendance UFC President Dana White and the fighters battling it out on the night. You can watch the live stream up top. The fight results can be found here. The post Watch: UFC 251 post-fight press conference appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Video recap: Volkanovski wins close split decision against Holloway
by Harry Davies on July 12, 2020 at 10:00 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Alex Volkanovski made the first defense of his title with a split decision win against Max Holloway at UFC 251. In the co-main event of UFC 251, Alex Volkanovski won a split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) against Max Holloway to defend his featherweight title. What was the high point of the fight? Volkanovski had success with the same inside leg kick he used frequently in the first fight against Holloway. A head kick from Holloway dropped Volkanovski at the end of the first round. Holloway’s good work on the feet continued into the second round dropping Volkanovski with an uppercut-left hook combination. Volkanovski looked a lot better in the third and fourth round, matching Holloway’s output on the feet and trying to mix wrestling into his approach as well. The fifth round was extremely close but Volkanovski continued to improve and tried to take Holloway to the canvas. Where do they go from here? Although the decision will be up for debate, Volkanovski has made the first defence of his title with the win. A fight against the winner of Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez makes sense next for Volkanovski. The loss means Holloway has only won one of his last four fights. ‘Blessed’ fought a much better fight against Volkanovski compared to their first outing, but a trilogy seems unlikely at this point. With a lot of the division booked, maybe a fight against Josh Emmett is a good one to make for Holloway. Watch it now, later or never? The fight definitely had its moments, it’s worth a watch. Another knockdown! Adjustments have been made for @BlessedMMA. #UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/iTeezIqGPP— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2020 No paran! Vamos a los rounds de campeonato!#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/0uX9h5Pbqg— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020 Quién se lleva el título?#UFC251 | #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/pNJJl8G1d1— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) July 12, 2020 @AlexVolkanovski keeps the belt! #UFC251 pic.twitter.com/a0wdLk1yPJ— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2020
Video recap: Yan stops Aldo to become new bantamweight champion
by Harry Davies on July 12, 2020 at 9:00 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC A new bantamweight champion has been crowned at UFC 251, after Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo by fifth-round TKO. Petr Yan is the new UFC bantamweight champion after defeating Jose Aldo by fifth-round TKO at UFC 251. What was the high point of the fight? Yan landed a solid right hand that stunned Aldo briefly but the Brazilian recovered well. Aldo looked sharp on the feet going back to his vintage leg kicks, one of which took Yan off of his feet. Yan landed some heavy ground and pound at the end of the first round. Both men were matching each other’s output on the feet after three rounds, as Aldo landed leg kicks Yan continued to fire back with heavy punches of his own. Yan had Aldo hurt at the end of the fourth and the start of the fifth round. After lots of unanswered ground and pound from Yan, the fight was stopped midway through the fifth round. Where do they go from here? It’s a huge feat for Yan picking up a win against the veteran Aldo. The only fight that makes sense for Yan’s first title defence is a bout with Aljamain Sterling, who has won his five fights. For the first time in his MMA career, Aldo has now lost three consecutive fights. It’s a disappointing loss for the Brazilian, but his next opponent depends on whether he stays at 135-pounds or goes back up to featherweight. Watch it now, later or never? It was a great title fight with lots of action from both fighters, watch it now. Strong GnP to end the first by @PetrYanUFC #UFC251 is LIVE on ESPN+ PPV ➡️ https://t.co/2F9xYFynoh #InAbuDhabi | @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/xCQEYOoV4j— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2020 Body work by @josealdojunior starting to pay dividends #UFC251▶️ https://t.co/1Ld3yxSXQe pic.twitter.com/L7DZnoyvtm— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 12, 2020 The pressure of @PetrYanUFC is punishing #UFC251▶️ https://t.co/1Ld3yxSXQe pic.twitter.com/mZLqgR0ddF— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 12, 2020 THE SOUND OF THESE SHOTS #UFC251 pic.twitter.com/Wrv2yiNKqY— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 12, 2020
UFC 251: ‘USMAN VS. MASVIDAL’ - The 6th Round Post-Fight Show
by June M. Williams on July 12, 2020 at 7:34 am
June M. Williams Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, July, 11th., UFC 251 PPV event, from FIGHT ISLAND off Abu Dhabi. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event. This event showcased a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal as well as Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo. Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown the UFC 251 PPV event, with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. This Saturday’s, July 11th., UFC 251 PPV event, broadcast from the brand new facility on the infamous FIGHT ISLAND (Yas Island) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, showcased a spectacular card featuring three title fights this time out. In our featured Welterweight Championship brawl between the Current Best MMA Welterweight Fighter, Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman and The contender was our BMF Champion: Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal, entering the octagon on a three-fight win streak, having last defeated Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC 244 last November, fighting out of Miami, Florida, with a 35-13 fight record going up against Usman’s unprecedented seventeen-fight win streak, who last famously defeated Colby Covington at UFC 245 back in the main event in March of 2019, with a current 16-1 record. Also on the card, we had a highly-anticipated Featherweight Championship scrap for our co-main event. It was a battle between the current #1 best MMA Featherweight Fighter, Alexander ‘The Great’ Volkanovski against the #2 best in Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway; the third title fight of the night was for the Vacant Bantamweight Championship and was booked with Petr Yan going up against José Aldo Junior. As if that’s not enough, we also had Jéssica ‘Bate Estaca’ Andrade go up against ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas for our Fight of the Night - which was preceded by a fully packed undercard... rounding things out we were also treated to POTN efforts put forth by both Davey Grant and Jiří Procházka. Overall, the card saw eight decisions, three KO/TKO’s and two Subs.... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you! *Note: UFC 251 sets a new single-event UFC record for most fight time with 3:07:27. It passes UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura (3:04:18). Here’s a look at the UFC 251 RESULTS & new fight records: UFC 251 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 11 - 10PM/7PM ETPT Welterweight Title Bout - Kamaru Usman (17-1) DEF. Jorge Masvidal (35-14), DEC-Unanimous Featherweight Title Bout - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) DEF. Max Holloway (21-6), DEC-Split Vacant Bantamweight Title Bout - Petr Yan (15-1) DEF. José Aldo (28-7), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:24 of Rd 5 of 5, Total 23:24 115lbs - Rose Namajunas (9-4) DEF. Jéssica Andrade (20-8), DEC-Split 125lbs - Amanda Ribas (10-1) DEF. Paige VanZant (8-5), SUB-Armbar at 2:21 of Rd 1 FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Andrade vs. Namajunas 2PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Davey Grant 2. Jiří Procházka ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT 205lbs - Jiří Procházka (27-3) DEF. Volkan Oesdemir (17-5), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 0:49 of Rd 2, Total 5:49 170lbs - Muslim Salikhov (17-2) DEF. Elizeu Zaleski (22-7), DEC-Split 145lbs - Makwan Amirkhani (16-4) DEF. Danny Henry (12-4), SUB-Anaconda Choke at 3:15 of Rd 1 155lbs - Leonardo Santos (18-3) vs. Roman Bogatov (10-1), DEC-Unanimous UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (19-6) DEF. Maxim Grishin (30-8), DEC-Unanimous 125lbs - Raulian Paiva (20-3) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4), DEC-Unanimous 135lbs - Karol Rosa (13-3) DEF. Vanessa Melo (10-8), DEC-Unanimous 135lbs - Davey Grant (10-4) DEF. Martin Day (8-4), KO/TKO-Left Hook at 2:38 of Rd 1 Be sure to follow Zane - @TheZaneSimon and Mookie - @MookieAlexander, and follow @BloodyElbow on twitter for all the latest in MMA happenings. Bloody Elbow Presents is a mixed martial arts podcast network presented to you by Bloody Elbow. Share & Subscribe on any of our podcast platforms below to get the latest in MMA News, MMA Features, UFC Interviews, daily MMA Podcasts, UFC Fight Previews, Post-Fight Shows & More! If you enjoyed our post-fight show, give us a shout out in the comments here on Bloody Elbow, or give us a “like”, share & subscribe over on one of our other BE Presents Channels: SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes & Apple TV, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM– whichever one happens to be your listening platform of choice. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.
White slams Holloway-Volkanovski judging; here are the scorecards
by Anton Tabuena on July 12, 2020 at 7:23 am
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Max Holloway vs Alex Volkanovski went to a split decision. Alexander Volkanovski kept his belt at UFC 251, winning a close and somewhat contested split decision with Max Holloway. Many didn’t seem to agree with the scores, and this includes UFC President Dana White. “You can’t leave it to these guys. We’ve got some bad judging,” White said on the post-fight press conference. “I’m sure (Holloway) is devastated. Did anybody here score it for Volkanovski? Anybody? Nobody in the media? I don’t know. We’ll have to figure it out.” “Looks like we’ve got to tighten up our refs and judges here on Fight Island,” White said, who was also upset at late stoppage on Jose Aldo vs Petr Yan. The official scorecards can be seen below, courtesy of MMA Fighting. Judge David Lethaby was the only one to score it for Holloway, giving the former long-time champion rounds one, two and five. The two other judges in Mark Collett and Clemens Werner scored it for Volkanovski, both giving him the last three rounds.
EA SPORTS UFC 4 Launches August 14
on July 11, 2020 at 12:59 pm
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Statement On Fight Island Updates
on July 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm
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Volkanovski Ready To Prove Them Wrong Again
by By E. Spencer Kyte, on Twitter @SpencerKyte on July 10, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Featherweight Champ Continues His Quest To Be The G.O.A.T. Saturday At UFC 251 Read the Full Article Here
Kamaru Usman's Savage Mentallity
by By Jon Gagnon on July 10, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Kamaru Usman may not have as many finishes as other UFC fighters, but his fight-game mentality is equally savage as any finish Read the Full Article Here