UFC 251 Masvidal vs Usman – LIVE RESULTS: Masvidal CUT in first round, stream FREE, TV channel, fight card LATEST – The Sun

UFC 251 is kicking off Fight Island TONIGHT – and what a fight card we have in store!

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is your venue, and Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal in a huge grudge match for the UFC welterweight title is your main event.

  • *Usman vs Masvidal UP NOW
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  • USMAN VS MASVIDAL – Welterweight title

    ROUND 2

    Usman presses Masvidal up against the cage, maybe looking to tire the challenger.

    Masvidal suffers another cut from a clash of heads, Usman also landed a clean shot after a clinch break.

  • USMAN VS MASVIDAL – Welterweight title

    ROUND 1

    WE ARE UNDERWAY!

    Masvidal comes out firing with leg kicks but Usman straight away takes him down.

  • USMAN VS MASVIDAL – Welterweight title

    The champion makes his way to the octagon.

    He dances his way into the cage with the Nigerian flag on his back.

  • USMAN VS MASVIDAL – Welterweight title

    Here comes Masvidal…

    The challenger comes out to Scarface!

    His manager Abe Kawa walks out with the BMF title.

  • ALMOST THERE

    Masvidal puts the final touches before he walks out to face arch rival Usman.

    He headlines NEXT.

  • UP NEXT: Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal (Welterweight title)

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  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    After the controversial win, Volkanovski said: “It was a tough fight Max brought it. He made it tough for me.

    “I want the finish, I went for the finish but unfortunatelyI couldn't get it.

    “He tough, he's a gamer but again we're both hard workers and I got the job done. Nothing but respect to Max.”

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    Judges score the bout 48-47 Holloway, 48-47 Volkanovski and 48-47 Volkanovski… Volkanovski retains the title.

    Well, that is certainly questionable…

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    ROUND 5

    High kicks just lands for Holloway, who needs a convincing round to ensure he regains his old belt.

    Great flurries of striking between both, Holloway lands the more eye-catching blows.

    Volkanovski lands another takedown but Holloway is again straight back up.

    Massive push from the champion at the end as we go to the judges scorecards.

    Holloway should take it 3-2, but rounds two and three could have been given to Volkanovski.

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    ROUND 4

    Holloway's nose appears to be bleeding after a few heavy Volkanovski jabs.

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    ROUND 3

    Holloway backs up Volkanovski and lands a big knee.

    Volkanovski starting to land with more success now, as a left hook clips the challenger.

    Tighter round as Volkanovski closes it out with a good double jab but still Holloway was the dictator as we head into the championship rounds.

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    ROUND 2

    Amazing combination from Holloway as he catches Volkanovski coming in.

    Knee lands for Holloway as Volkanovski rushes in – the former champion is countering expertly.

  • VOLKANOVSKI VS HOLLOWAY – Featherweight title

    ROUND 1

    Cagey opening from both men. Volkanovski threatens to throw some leg kicks and Holloway cautious as he closes the distance.

  • FINAL TOUCHES

    Masvidal is warming up as he puts in the final preparations before challenging welterweight champion Usman.

    Holloway and Volkanovski serve as co-main event.

  • UP NEXT: Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway (Featherweight title)

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  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    Speaking through a translator, Yan said: “I expected it to be a hard fight and he hit my leg and forced me to change stance.

    “That was exactly how we planned. At the beginning to put the pressure on him and make him tired and at the third round start attacking. And that what happened.

    Yan, who recently became a dad for a second time, added: “It defiantly motivates to have a baby, a kid that close to the fight.”

  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    Round 5

    Aldo is rocked with massive combination and then floored…Yan lets some big shots go.

    Yan has Aldo's back here and could force the finish through strikes or submission.

    Aldo is desperately clinging on here as he manages to defend himself just enough.

  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    ROUND 4

    Aldo lands a great hook to the body but Yan roars back with a massive combination – neither are letting up here.

    Yan is the aggressor currently as Aldo looks to be slowing down slightly.

    Aldo is in trouble as Yan walks him back to the cage and lands some heavy shots. Aldo takes the fight to the mat but risks being finished.

    Yan ends the round dominantly as he reigned down shots on a floored Aldo, who looks tired.

  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    ROUND 3

    Yan remains in the southpaw stance as he opens up in round three – possibly hurt from an Aldo leg kick.

    Aldo targets Yan's body and then goes high as he has the Russian retreating.

    Yan ups his product towards the end of the round after Aldo had landed heavy strikes the body earlier on.

  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    ROUND 2

    Aldo investing in low kicks but Yan remains unfazed throwing his own kicks and body shots.

  • ALDO VS YAN – Bantamweight title

    ROUND 1

    Yan lands a heavy shot as momentarily wobbles Aldo.

    Aldo takes out Yan with a leg kick but the Russian gets back to his feet but is met with a quick combo.

    An even opening round saw Aldo land more but after a takedown was defended Yan finished the round on top landing some heavy blows.

    Yan's onslaught at the end may have seen him steal the round despite expert striking from Aldo.

  • WRAP IT UP

    Masvidal is wrapped up as he prepares to challenge Usman for the welterweight title.

    Still Petr Yan and Jose Aldo fight for the bantamweight belt and then featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski rematches Max Holloway.

  • UP NEXT: Jose Aldo vs Petr Yan (Bantamweight title)

  • ANDRADE VS NAMAJUNAS (Women's Strawweight)

    After the win, Namajunas said: “It was fun, man. I was in the right state of mind, that's everything.

    “Early on in the fight it was great and then she turned on the desperation button and she really unloaded and caught me a couple of times but I stayed switched on.

    “I was hoping to get in there pretty soon at the end of the year but we'll see how my nose is doing and go from there.”

  • ANDRADE VS NAMAJUNAS (Women's Strawweight)

    Judges score the bout, 29-28 Namajunas, 29-28 Andrade and 29-28… winner by split-decision Rose Namajunas

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