UFC is back with another fight, this time between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. UFC 251 will air soon and we plan on watching the event online, so let’s go figure out how you can do that too!
UFC 251 will take place at the Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Originally, the fights were supposed to take place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, but the event got postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fact that the fights will take place on Yas Island is part of the effort put in by Dana White – UFC president – to start holding the fights on a private island, also known as “Fight Island,” so the events are not impacted by US travel restrictions.
— UFC (@ufc) July 6, 2020
When is UFC 251: Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal?
- Date: Saturday, July 11th
- Early prelims: 6 PM ET
- Prelims: 8 PM ET
- Main Card: 10 PM ET
- Usman vs. Masvidal fight: 12:15 AM ET approximately
UFC 251 is just around the corner, as the event is scheduled for July 11th, 2020. Estimates indicate the main fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will take place just after midnight, but it all depends on how long the fights before it takes.
Where is UFC 251 Held?
As mentioned, the event will take place on “Fight Island”, also known as Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Dana White has been trying since the start of the pandemic to figure out a way to bypass the travel restrictions imposed by the US. This time around, he managed to do just that with Yas Island.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because the island was previously used to host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix during the 2009 Formula 1 Championship.
For now, the events will continue to take place without spectators so as not to risk Covid-19 infections.
How to Watch UFC 251: Usman Vs. Masvidal Live
Watching UFC 251 is fairly easy to do, although some kind of subscription is involved here, as there are no free streams you can legally access.
How to Watch UFC 251 in the United States
Folks in the United States are going to be able to watch all stages of UFC 251. Each of these will be streamed and broadcast on multiple platforms as such:
- Early prelims (6 PM ET): UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+
- Prelims (8 PM ET): ESPN and ESPN+
- Main card (10 PM ET): ESPN+
If you are interested in watching ESPN online, you should know the network is available on multiple live TV platforms, including Hulu, Sling TV, as well as YouTube TV. It’s also possible to watch ESPN on their own website, but you’ll need to log in to an account with credentials from your TV provider – a live TV service, or a cable company.
In the US, UFC 251 is an event that’s going to be streamed by ESPN+. Therefore, you can only watch the fights over the Internet, although the early prelims and prelims can also be enjoyed on regular cable as long as you have ESPN.
ESPN+ is a cool platform that caters to sports lovers, offering people the chance to watch exclusive events, read articles, and watch other original content.
You can subscribe to ESPN+ separately, although if you’re new to the service we do think you should take advantage of the deal they offer by paying for the full year of ESPN+ and for UFC 251 in one go. This will cost you $84.98. If you subscribe to ESPN+ separately, you’ll have to pay $49.99 per year. If you go this route, you waiver the 7-day free trial ESPN+ subscribers usually get.
Existing ESPN+ subscribers can get UFC 251 by buying directly from the service, but this will cost $59.99.
How to Watch UFC 251 in Canada
- Early prelims (6 PM ET): UFC Fight Pass, TSN
- Prelims (8 PM ET): TSN, RDS
- Main card (10 PM ET): Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV via UFC Fight Pass
How to Watch UFC 251 in Brazil
In Brazil, the entire event is available to watch on Combate at 11 PM BRT.
How to Watch UFC 251 in the UK and Ireland
- Early prelims (11 PM ET): UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims (1 AM BST Sunday): UFC Fight pass
- Main card (3 AM BST Sunday): BT Sport
How to Watch UFC 251 in Germany, Spain, Italy
- Early prelims (12 AM CET Sunday): UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims (2 AM CET Sunday): UFC Fight Pass
- Main card (4 AM CET Sunday): DAZN, UFC PPV via UFC Fight Pass
Kamaru Usman Record & Bio
- Name: Kamaru Usman
- Nickname: Nigerian Nightmare
- Nationality: Nigerian & American
- Born: May 11, 1987
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 170 LB
- Reach: 76 inch
- Leg Reach: 41 inch
- Total fights: 17
- Record: 16-1-0
Jorge Masvidal Record & Bio
- Name: Jorge Masvidal
- Nickname: Gamebred
- Nationality: American
- Born: November 12, 1984
- Height: 5-11
- Weight: 156 LB
- Reach: 74 inch
- Leg Reach: 39.5 inch
- Total fights: 48
- Record: 35-13-0
UFC 251 Fight Card
UFC 251 Main Card
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman||Jorge Masvidal|
|Featherweight||Alexander Volkanovski||Max Holloway|
|Bantamweight||Petr Yan||Jose Aldo|
|Women’s Strawweight||Jessica Andrade||Rose Namajunas|
|Women’s Flyweight||Amanda Ribas||Paige Vanzant|
UFC 251 Prelims
|Light Heavyweight||Volkan Oedemir||Jiří Procházka|
|Welterweight||Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos||Muslim Salikhov|
|Featherweight||Makwan Amirkhani||Danny Henry|
|Lightweight||Leonardo Santos||Roman Bogatov|
UFC 251 Early Prelims
|Heavyweight||Marcin Tybura||Alexander Romanov|
|Flyweight||Raulian Paiva||Zhalgas Zhumagulov|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Karol Rosa||Vanessa Melo|
|Bantamweight||Davey Grant||Martin Day|