Dana White launches epic trailer for Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman title fight at UFC 251


The MMA community was rocked by the announcement that Gilbert Burns had pulled out of UFC 251 (taking place this weekend on the 12th of July at the UFC Fight Island facility) due to COVID-19 concerns. Fans were quick to speculate who would jump in and take on this fight at such short notice. One name immediately began to circulate, Jorge Masvidal.

The BMF titleholder has made one of the greatest returns to the sport we have ever seen, climbing his way to the top and taking out some of the biggest names in the process. Masvidal was quick to respond and say he’d take on the Nigerian Nightmare at UFC 251 – and just like that, the UFC finalised the deal.

After the unfortunate announcement about Burns, Ariel Helwani was quick to suggest that Masvidal was next-in-line as an immediate replacement. He followed this up with another tweet further confirming the fight saying all terms are agreed upon. If Masvidal and Usman pass their COVID tests, both fighters will head to Abu Dhabi for the event.

We’re incredibly excited about this match and while Usman is a stronger contender on paper and favoured by the bookies, we can’t help but wonder what Street Jesus has up his sleeve. Could we see Masvidal claim even further domination over his UFC contenders or will the Nigerian Nightmare secure his second title defence this coming Saturday?

Should all go according to plan, UFC 251 will still host three incredible title fights this Saturday, including the UFC featherweight titleholder Volkanovski taking on Holloway, while Petr Yan goes to war against Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight strap.

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Posted by Dana White on Sunday, 5 July 2020

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