UFC Fight Island appeared from Abu Dhabi and it was a night that satisfied all the publicity. It previously had an incredible card with three title battles. Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision at UFC 251 to retain the welterweight belt whereas Alexander Volkanovski beats Max Holloway to retain UFC featherweight title at UFC 251 and Petr Yan beats Jose Aldo via 5th-round TKO to win UFC bantamweight title.
Things were tense in the development of the battle with the personal contention between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal becoming the dominant focal point. Fans were hyped for the arrival of ‘Gamebred’ after the pullout of Gilbert Burns due to Covid-19. Be that as it may, Masvidal came up short against a marauding Usman.
Jorge Masvidal began strong with a whirlwind of strikes in the initial minutes. He continued arriving on Kamaru Usman however the champion kept on holding strong. Usman then went to his wrestling and the battle named towards him. When a slugfest began, Usman (17-1) went for a secure to deplete out Masvidal. It worked as it slowed down the challenger. In any case, Jorge Masvidal was consistently in the battle as he landed deadly leg kicks and various combos on Usman all through the battle. There were erupts from Masvidal however every one of those was scuffed up by Kamaru Usman intensive his fight IQ.
There was less of the ‘Colby Covington fight’ and a greater amount of the ‘Tyron Woodley fight’ in Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. He hoped to dominate the match and hold the title, while Jorge Masvidal kept on depending on his punching power. Things were personal before the event and it looked as though the animosity between the two could prompt an all-out war. Be that as it may, that wasn’t to be as it demonstrated one of the most disappointing fights of the night with. Much time was spent in secures and ground control. Kamaru Usman has just been reprimanded by fans for his ‘boring’ style of battling and this doesn’t support his case. Yet, that doesn’t remove the way that Usman was the better warrior against Masvidal. He realized how to break Masvidal and he did that successfully. Usman is a wrestler and he took full advantage of his superior skills to overpower Masvidal and win the battle.
Jorge Masvidal disclosed to Usman that they should run it back yet the aesthetic of the UFC 251 battle wouldn’t almost certainly excite the fans for a reprise. It looked like Masvidal desired a battle however Usman went in to defend his belt.
The judges’ scorecard read 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46 for Usman which attached him with Georges St-Pierre for the longest streak in UFC welterweight history. This was Usman’s 12th back to back triumph.
Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) was hoping to solidify his heritage as he defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against the previous champion Max Holloway. Volkanovski had before defeated the featherweight ‘GOAT’ Holloway a year ago. The competitor dominated the Australian in the initial two rounds with constant pressure. In any case, Alexander Volkanovski began discovering his step in the third round yet it looked like Max Holloway had done what’s necessary to win the decisive three rounds in a five-round battle. Volkanovski demonstrated his championship heart in the last two rounds. He won the fourth round conclusively and edged Max Holloway in the last round. It went to the judges and they declared Alexander Volkanovski as the winner of the fight. It was a split decision however it makes certain to affect the debate in the MMA community.
The bantamweight title was available for anyone with Russian fighter Petr Yan (15-1) confronting featherweight legend Jose Aldo (28-7). Yan resembled a better fighter all through as he proceeded than impact Aldo with solid punches and leg kicks. Aldo wasn’t eager to surrender and contended back energetically with his trademark pressure punches. In any case, the 27-year-old Petr Yan was an excessive amount to deal with for 33-year-old Jose Aldo. In the championship rounds, Yan expanded his intensity and kept on beating on. The Brazilian bled vigorously during the last round as Yan began a severe demonstration of ground and pound. The ref deferred off the battle to safeguard Jose Aldo as Petr Yan became the new bantamweight champion of UFC.
Rose Namajunas (9-4) came back from a 14-month break since Jéssica Andrade (20-8) asserted her title with an agitated triumph, astounding the champ with a body hammer after Rose Namajunas commanded the early battle.
Rose Namajunas never permitted an opportunity for Jéssica Andrade to complete her in the rematch, dominating the initial two rounds with her smooth striking and smooth movement. Jéssica Andrade mobilized in the third and seriously harmed Rose Namajunas’ nose and left eye, however, Rose Namajunas won 29-28 on two judges’ scorecards.
“I was just in the right state of mind,” Rose Namajunas said. “That’s everything. Early on in the fight, I was doing great. Then I think she hit the desperation button and started really unloading. She caught me a couple of times, but I just stayed strong.”
UFC 251 Full results
- Kamaru Usman (c) beat Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision to retain the welterweight title
- Alex Volkanovski (c) beat Max Holloway via split decision to retain featherweight title
- Petr Yan (c) beat Jose Aldo via TKO to win the bantamweight title
- Rose Namajunas beat Jéssica Andrade via split decision
- Jiří Procházka beat Volkan Oezdemir via second-round knockout
- Amanda Ribas beat Paige VanZant via first-round submission (armbar)
- Leonardo Santos beat Roman Bogatov via unanimous decision
- Muslim Salikhov beat Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos via split decision
- Makwan Amirkhani beat Dan Henry via first-round submission
- Davey Grant beat Martin Day via third-round knockout
- Marcin Tybura beat Maxim Grishin via unanimous decision
- Raulian Paiva beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision
- Karol Rosa beat Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision