After months of hype UFC finally for the first time sent to “Fight island” to this weekend to hold your event. Yas island, in Abu Dhabi (UAE), will host four consecutive UFC. The first of these 251 the UFC will take place this Sunday night/morning, and the card will delight fans with three title fights.
Title holder at Welterweight Usman will compete with a well-deserved Challenger Masvidal, though last week’s opponent was listed as champion Gilbert burns, but he showed positive for COVID-19 and dropped out.
Usman – formidable champion who holds the belt. He captured the title in March 2019, a one-sided beating Tyrone Woodley, and in December he defended his belt. For this “Nigerian nightmare” had collided in a spectacular battle with Colby Covington, who was stopped by TKO in the last minute of the fifth round.
Masvidal revived his career last year. After two defeats in a row in 2017, he sat on the bench all 2018 to 2019 to knock out in London Englishman Darren Tilla, set a UFC record, “sending to sleep” Ben Askren for 5 seconds, and finish cuts Nate Diaz in a battle for the symbolic title of BMF.
Forecast for battle
Masvidal may be the best boxer in the UFC. He’s got an excellent jab, which he uses to prepare his power punches, working on the head and torso. And he has a very strong chin.
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Usman is a very different beast. He is a fighter, an all-American level with incredible athleticism and endurance. Perhaps now there is nobody in MMA with such a combination of power and cardio after him. You can fight other fighters, but not Uthman. Even such a powerful wrestler like Woodley did not managed to oppose him. “The Nigerian nightmare” performed well as the drummer in a battle with Covington, however, Colby has a similar level of wrestling, so the champion had to fight him in the rack. Masvidal against the threat of the takedown will be a more significant factor.
If Masvidal will not be able to defeat Uthman at the beginning of the fight, it is extremely difficult to claim the title. Usman can easily overcome it and wear down, then in the end to win submision or TKO. But suppose Masvidal make it to the end.
The victory of Usman on points
Ousmane Camara – Jorge Masvidal
Alexander Volkanovski – Max Holloway
Peter Yang José Aldo
Jessica Andrade – Rose Namajunas
Amanda Ribas – Paige Vanzant
Volkan Ozdemir – Jiri Prochazka
Eliseu Zaleski DOS Santos – Salih Muslim
Makvan Amirkhani – Danny Henry
Leonard Santos – Roman Bogatov
Early preliminary card
Marcin Tybura – Maxim Grishin
Raelian Paiva – Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Carol Rose – Vanessa Melo
Martin Day – Davey Grant