The main-card lineup for UFC 251 "Fight Island" has been released, and with many top fighters holding out, the lineup is underwhelming.
UFC 251 takes place on July 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, better known as UFC's “Fight Island”. The island is proposed as a way to provide more opportunities to international fighters that otherwise can't compete in the United States due to COVID-19 travel bans.
With superstars like Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal holding out on contract negotiations for better pay, some of the contenders appear to be the "affordable" counterparts of UFC's best.
The UFC 251 poster features the three title fights: Champion Kamaru Usman
vs. Gilbert Burns
for the welterweight title; a featherweight title fight rematch between Alexander Volkanovski
and former champ Max Holloway
; and a battle for the vacant bantamweight belt pitting Jose Aldo
vs. Petr Yan
And though their faces might not be present, the UFC 251 poster also features a key strawweight bout in writing: Amanda Ribas
vs. Page VanZant
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