Fight Island is upon us! UFC is headed to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for its UFC 251 pay-per-view event. UFC 251 is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th, and the early preliminary card will get started at 6 p.m. ET. The early preliminary card will be available on ESPN and ESPN+, and will stream on Fight Pass. The preliminary card will air on ESPN/ESPN+ and the main card will air as an ESPN+ PPV.
The main event of UFC 251 features Kamaru Usman defending his welterweight title against No. 1 contender Gilbert Burns. The co-main event features Alexander Vokanovski defending his featherweight title against No. 1 contender Max Holloway. The main card also includes Petr Yan and Jose Aldo battling for the vacant bantamweight title, and Jessica Andrade facing Rose Namajunas in a matchup of the top two contenders for the women’s strawweight title. It’s a slightly loaded card!
Here is the full card for the UFC 251 PPV on July 11th, along with odds for each fight as of June 30th.
Main card (10 p.m., ESPN+ PPV)
Main event: Kamaru Usman (-235) vs. Gilbert Burns (+188) (welterweight title)
Co-main event: Alexander Volkanovski (-215) vs. Max Holloway (+170) (featherweight title)
Petr Yan (-240) vs. Jose Aldo (+188) (vacant bantamweight title)
Jessica Andrade (+162) vs. Rose Namajunas (-200)
Paige VanZant (+525) vs. Amanda Ribas (-835)
Preliminary card (8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+)
Volkan Oezdemir (-162) vs. Jiri Prochazka (+130)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (-112) vs. Muslim Salikhov (-112)
Markwan Amirkhani (-200) vs. Danny Henry (+160)
Leonardo Santos (-200) vs. Roman Bogatov (+160)
Early preliminary card (6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN+)
Marcin Tybura (-112) vs. Alexander Romanov (-112)
Zhalgas Zhumagulov (+150) vs. Raulian Paiva (-190)
Karol Rosa (-215) vs. Vanessa Melo (+170)
Martin Day (-177) vs. Davey Grant (+140)