UFC 251 predictions: Usman vs Masvidal, Volkanovski vs Holloway plus more fights predicted

UFC’s ‘Fight Island’ comes into operation as UFC 251 takes place in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Yas Island has been selected to host the event, which features three titles fights.

Gilbert Burns was ruled out of his welterweight title clash with Kamaru Usman following a positive test for the coronavirus.

He has been replaced in the main event by Jorge Masvidal, while Alexander Volkanovski puts his featherweight belt on the line against Max Holloway.

Elsewhere on the card, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo go head-to-head for the vacant bantamweight belt.

Fight Island will host further events on July 15, July 18 and July 25 before UFC returns to Las Vegas.

UFC 251 predictions have been provided by the Betfair Exchange.

The figures shown are based on how punters have been betting on the fights.

Betfair spokesperson Darren Hughes said: “The UFC continues this weekend, with a cracking card on Fight Island, headlined by welterweights Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal going toe-to-toe in the octagon.

“Betfair Exchange suggests Usman has the upper hand, with a 69% chance of victory.

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“The quality action doesn’t stop there, however.

“Peter Yan and José Aldo square off for the Bantamweight title, with Yan again the heavy favourite, given a 67% chance of victory.”

To find out more about the Betfair Exchange head to: https://betting.betfair.com/how-to-use-betfair-exchange

UFC 251 predictions

Martin Day vs Davey Grant

Day – 63%
Grant – 37%

Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo

Rosa – 68%

Melo – 32%

Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Paiva – 61%

Zhumagalov – 39%

Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov

Santos – 60%

Bogatov – 40%

Alexander Romanov vs Martin Tybura

Romanov – 50%

Tybura – 50%

Danny Henry vs Makwan Amirkhani

Henry – 35%

Amirkhani – 65%

Elizeu dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov

Dos Santos – 47%

Salikhov – 52%

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Jiri Prochazka vs Volkan Oezdemir

Prochazka – 38%

Oezdemir – 62%

Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant

Ribas – 84%

Van Zant – 16%

Rose Namajunas vs Jessica Andrade

Namajunas – 64%

Andrade – 36%

Jose Aldo vs Peter Yan

Aldo – 33%

Yan – 67%

Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway

Volkanovski – 65%

Holloway – 35%

Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal

Usman – 69%

Masvidal – 31%

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