UFC 251 – LIVE RESULTS: Masvidal vs Usman main event start time, 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.

  • *Volkanovski vs Holloway UNDERWAY
  • Main card started from 3am BST/ 10pm ET
  • Expect Usman vs Masvidal at around 5am BST
  • TV/ live stream: BT Sport (UK)/ ESPN + (US)
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  • Listen to main card LIVE on talkSPORT

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  • 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

  • CHAMP IS HERE

    Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman arrives ahead of his headliner against Masvidal.

  • ANDRADE VS NAMAJUNAS (Women's Strawweight)

    ROUND 3

    Excellent head movement and countering from Namajunas, who has comfortably outstruck Ribas.

  • ANDRADE VS NAMAJUNAS (Women's Strawweight)

    ROUND 2

    Namajunas just misses with a flying knee.

    Andrade lands a heavy body shot by Namajunas fires back with some quick boxing.

  • ANDRADE VS NAMAJUNAS (Women's Strawweight)

    ROUND 1

    Andrade has come out very jittery moving her head a lot by Namajunas is taking her time as she initiates the striking.

    Namajunas finds home with a couple of right hands and looks in control early on but Andrade suddenly lands some slashing hooks.

    Andrade goes for a takedown by Namajunas telegrams it and lands a knee.

    Tight opener but Thug Rose controlled distance better and landed the more telling blows. Andrade slightly conservative.

  • JORG DROPPING

    Masvidal looks on the move and appears to already be wrapped up.

    He challenges welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in the UFC 251 headliner.

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  • UP NEXT: Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas (Women's Strawweight)

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  • RIBAS VS VANZANT (Women's Flyweight)

    ROUND 1

    Ribas sinks in some knees as the pair clinch and then lands a trip takedown.

    VanZant is cut.

    Ribas looking for an armbar… and VANZANT TAPS!

    Brazilian Ribas wins within the first two and a half minutes, and said: “Thank you to the UFC for giving me the opportunity to fight here and do my work.

    “I think this fight proves no matter where you are or who you are what matters is what you do with your life.

    “I have a big heart and vacate of that I put all my energy in here to do my best.”

  • RIP ABDULMANAP

    The UFC opened their PPV on ESPN with a tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's father.

    Abdulmanap, also Khabib's coach, died aged 57 from Covid-19.

  • UP NEXT: Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant (Women's Flyweight)

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