UFC 251

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UFC 251
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 11, 2020 (2020-07-11)
VenueTBD
CityTBD
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN 10 UFC 251

UFC 251 is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on July 11, 2020 at a yet TBD location.[1] It was originally planned to take place on June 6 at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.[2] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was eventually postponed on April 9.[3]

Background[edit]

The event would have marked the promotion's second visit to Perth, following UFC 221 in February 2018. However, the promotion later announced on May 5 that it would officially postpone the realization of this event in Perth.[4]

While not officially announced by the organization, a UFC Featherweight Championship rematch between current champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway was expected to headline the event.[5] The pairing first met at UFC 245, where Volkanovski defeated Holloway via unanimous decision to capture the title.[6]

A UFC Women's Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Valentina Shevchenko and Joanne Calderwood was expected to take place at the event.[7] However, Shevchenko was forced to withdraw from the event on March 31 due to a leg injury and the bout was postponed.[8]

New event date[edit]

The event has been rescheduled for July 11, at a yet TBD location.[1] It is also expected to take place on the UFC's "Fight Island".[9]

Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DNA, MMA. "Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane tijdens UFC 251's IFW week evenement". Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. ^ Staff (2020-02-25). "Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood title fight heads to UFC 251 in Perth, Australia". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  3. ^ Damon Martin (2020-04-09). "UFC 249, upcoming events postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, Dana White promises 'Fight Island' will proceed". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  4. ^ Staff (2020-05-05). "UFC officially pulls plug on Perth's UFC 251 date". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  5. ^ Mookie Alexander (2020-02-25). "Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway rematch to headline UFC 251". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  6. ^ Danny Segura (2019-12-15). "UFC 245 results: Alexander Volkanovski dethrones Max Holloway, captures UFC featherweight belt". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  7. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-02-20). "Champ Valentina Shevchenko meets Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 in June". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  8. ^ Danny Segura (2020-03-31). "Valentina Shevchenko injured; UFC 251 title fight vs. Joanne Calderwood on hold". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  9. ^ Jay Pettry (2020-05-22). "First 'Fight Island' match announced: Paige VanZant meets Amanda Ribas on July 11". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  10. ^ "Luta entre Amanda Ribas e Paige VanZant é remarcada para 11 de julho pelo UFC". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-05-23.