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Usman vs Masvidal UK start time: What time does UFC 251 start in the UK?

UFC 251 is here as ‘Fight Island’ makes its highly-anticipated debut. The stage is set as Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal headline a packed card on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

Usman’s welterweight title will be on line when the pair clash in the octagon.

The Nigerian was originally scheduled to fight Gilbert Burns but the challenger had to withdraw after a positive coronavirus test, with Masvidal handed the first title shot of his career.

“At the end of the day, it takes two to tango,” Usman told reporters.

“It’s very hard for just one guy to be able to go out there and really sell to the masses.

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“If I had to think about it, there’s maybe a couple of guys in the history [of combat sports] that are able to do something like that.”

The UFC 251 card also sees a rematch between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title.

Holloway lost the belt to Volkanovski seven months ago via unanimous decision.

Fans will also be treated to a third title bout as Petr Yan and Jose Aldo go head-to-head for the vacant bantamweight belt.

What time does UFC 251 start in the UK?

The preliminary card gets underway at 1am in the UK on Sunday morning, with the main card starting at 3am.

Usman and Masvidal are expected to do battle around 5am.

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Live coverage of UFC 251 will be shown by BT Sport in the UK.

UFC 251 fight card

PRELIMS

Volkan Oezdemir vs Jiri Prochazka – Light Heavyweight

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Muslim Salikhov – Welterweight

Makwan Amirkhani vs Danny Henry – Featherweight

Leonardo Santos vs Roman Bogatov – Lightweight

Marcin Tybura vs Alexander Romanov – Heavyweight

Raulian Paiva vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov – Flyweight

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Karol Rosa vs Vanessa Melo – Women’s Bantamweight

Davey Grant vs Martin Day – Bantamweight

MAIN CARD

Kamaru Usman (c) vs Jorge Masvidal – Welterweight

Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs Max Holloway – Featherweight

Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo – Bantamweight

Jessica Andrade vs Rose Namajunas – Women’s Strawweight

Amanda Ribas vs Paige VanZant – Women’s Flyweight

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