Usman vs. Burns headlines UFC 251

 

“Fight Island’s” first event will be headlined by a UFC welterweight title fight – and not the one that was expected.

Champion Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) will defend against Gilbert Burns (19-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) in the main event of UFC 251, Dana White announced Tuesday on ESPN’s “First Take.”

UFC 251 will take place on July 11 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the promotion officially announced.

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