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Jorge Masvidal steps in on six days' notice to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

The UFC has managed to pull off one of the great late-replacement bookings in company history as Jorge Masvidal will fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the new UFC 251 main event.
After Gilbert Burns was removed from Saturday's card because of a positive COVID-19 test , Usman did not board a charter flight to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, where the event takes place. It appeared as though he would not compete, but the UFC reached terms with Masvidal , and the fight has been agreed to.
MMA Junkie confirmed the news with two people close to the situation following an initial report...
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It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 - reports

It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 - reports

1 month ago   |   By RT

A titanic replacement bout has reportedly been agreed for UFC 251 next weekend, with Jorge Masvidal set to step in to face champion Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title.
BMF champion Masvidal was the natural No. 1 contender to face Usman for the UFC's 170-pound title, but appeared to have priced himself out of the matchup when the UFC dropped talks with the Miami native and instead booked Usman to fight Brazilian contender - and cheaper option - Gilbert Burns in the "Fight Island" headliner.
But those plans hit the buffers before Usman and Burns even left the States, with the news...
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UFC 251 fight card: Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal agree to terms for Fight Island main event, per report

UFC 251 fight card: Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal agree to terms for Fight Island main event, per report

1 month ago   |   By CBS Sports

'Gamebred' may finally be getting his title shot in the main event after all
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Report: Jorge Masvidal vs. Kamaru Usman Set for UFC 251 Pending COVID-19 Testing

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Jorge Masvidal will face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on July 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, according to Guilherme Cruz and Damon Martin of MMA Fighting...
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