Enjoy the world’s biggest live events with UFC 251 Pay-Per-UFC 251 is hosting three explosive championship matches at Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates. Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 251: Usman vs. Burn, including the start time, the full card, and where you can tune into the all-important UFC 251 main event live stream.
Usman vs Burn Fight Date and Time
As the fight gets near, fans are getting excited and pumped up to see both champions in action. For those who don’t when and where the fight will take place, here are some important details about the fight.
Date: July 11, 2020
Venue: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Broadcasters: UFC Fight Pass, Pay-Per-View (PPV), ESPN+
How to Watch: Watch Live Here
Gilbert Burns vs. Kamaru Usman Fight
Burns is the beneficiary of good timing and failed negotiations with some of the other top contenders in the welterweight division.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN reported that both Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards were initially targets for this bout:
For Masvidal, the issue appears to come down to money. He has expressed frustration with his UFC contract and the way the company does business publicly. Edwards was not available because of the difficulty surrounding travel from the United Kingdom.
Just because Burns was the third option doesn’t mean it will be an easy fight for the champion, though. The Brazilian is still a relatively unknown commodity but his performance against Tyron Woodley on May 30 bore a strong resemblance to the one Usman put in against the former champion to win the belt in March 2019.
In Burns’ fight against Woodley, the South American turned out to be the quicker fighter and won the striking exchanges. He was also the stronger grappler.
Both fighters wound up with identical 50-44. 50-44, 50-45 scorecards against T-Wood, and both recorded two takedowns against the former wrestler.
The odds are likely to make Usman a decent favorite. He’s a more-established elite fighter. Not only did he end Woodley’s reign but he also shut down Colby Covington’s hype train, and the belt still means something.
However, Burns will be a live dog here. He has yet to face the competition Usman has seen, but his second-biggest win was over what was left of Demian Maia in March. But if he looks anything like he did against Woodley two weeks ago, he’s going to bring the fight in what could be a five-round classic.