Breaking News! Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal is now confirmed as the main event match UFC 251. Earlier on, Usman vs Burns was booked as the main event fight for UFC 251, but Gilbert Burns was ruled out from this fight after testing positive for Covid-19. UFC officials called in Jorge Masvidal as an Alternative on six days prior to the fight day. Now, its been official confirmed that Kumaru Usman will face Jorge Masvidal for World Welterweight Championship at UFC 251 which is taking Place in Abu Dhabi on 11th July 2020.
— UFC (@ufc) July 6, 2020
On the other side, Gilbert Burns was sad to learn about the shocking news!
💔 devastating news, not feeling well but I’m going to win this battle! Stay safe out there! Much love 🙏🏾
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 4, 2020
Burns was immdieatly cut off from the fight the fight against Usman at UFC 251. Instead UFC negotiated Jorge Masvidal for the main card fight against Usman. Now, UFC has officially declared that BMF will be facing Kumaru Usman at UFC 251.
UFC 251 is all set to take place on 11th July 2020 at Abu Dhabi. Where, a total of 13 fights will entertain UFC fans.