Where it all goes down tonight…
Masvidal looks ready…
If you want to watch tonight’s event from the UK – you can catch it all on BT Sport 1.
The undercard gets underway at 1am while the main card starts at 3am. Expect to see Masvidal and Usman in the Octagon around 5am.
If you want to view the Fight Pass Prelims, they get underway from 11.30pm.
Main card – 3am
Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal (UFC welterweight title – main event)
Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway (UFC featherweight title – co-main)
Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo (vacant UFC bantamweight title)
Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade 2 (Women’s strawweight)
Paige VanZant vs Amanda Ribas (Women’s flyweight)
Prelims – 1am
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka (light heavyweight)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov (welterweight)
Makwan Amirkhani vs Danny Henry (featherweight)
Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov (lightweight)
UFC FIGHT PASS
Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov (heavyweight)
Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)
Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo (Women’s bantamweight)
Davey Grant vs Martin Day (bantamweight)
So six days ago, this even was Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns – but here we are on fight night and 2019’s fighter of the year Jorge Masvidal has the chance to etch his name into the MMA history books.
Masvidal vs Usman looked to be the original plan, but Gamebred wasn’t happy with certain financial particulars, so Burns stepped in. The Brazilian tested positive for COVID-19 and in stepped Masvidal.
The BMF Champ came in on six days notice, lost 20lbs and now he can become a UFC champion in his 49th MMA fight. And after stopping Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz last year, he fancies his chances.
Elsewhere on the card, Jose Aldo takes on Petr Yan in an intriguing bantamweight match-up, while Max Holloway attempts to regain his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski.
So strap yourselves in, we’ve got an absolute cracker on our hands.
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