That’s right . The grudge match that I’ve been looking forward to since shortly after Usman defeated Colby Covington. This encounter occurred.
Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman will defend his title against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Fight Island, per @arielhelwani.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 5, 2020
This was them in January 🍿
After Gilbert Burn’s team tested positive for COVID-19, The UFC main event was in scramble mode to find a replacement on a weeks notice. Jorge threw his name into ring and according to Ariel Helwani there’s still hurdles to cross, but they have agreed to fight on July 11th for Usman’s title.
Negotiations for Usman vs. Masvidal are done, per sources. All sides agreed to terms. Usman is en route to LV; Masvidal landed earlier. Once at the hotel, they’ll have to take a COVID test and then quarantine while awaiting results. If negative, they’ll fly to AD likely tomorrow.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 5, 2020
I will covering the pay per view card (and the wild shit leading up to), next week. So stick right here at Pro Sports Extra.
Update – Dana White tweets the best promo video. Is it a bit premature because we don’t know them twos COVID results. Or he’s pretty sure they will pass those tests. Either way, watch this masterpiece