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<img alt="UFC 251 Usman v Masvidal: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/4Os_nNeq9LylH4s1kVo0_xbXF1w=/2x0:4111x2739/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67044774/1255420132.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>The UFC has mastered the art of falling up.</p> <p>When top contender <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2911/gilbert-burns">Gilbert Burns</a> tested positive for COVID-19 last week, it should have spelled disaster for <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a>, the...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BOonQ4mFLU1RSqZMT8Lm6ng6teE=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67044907/158_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> start time and TV schedule for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10402/kamaru-usman-vs-jorge-masvidal">Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal</a> event at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night is below.</p> <p>The fight card is broken into three...

<img alt="UFC 251 Usman v Masvidal: Weigh-Ins" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/58WRpvfbrxopgXdrSylBzK5czVw=/4x0:2898x1929/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67045064/1226030994.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>If <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2025/paige-vanzant">Paige VanZant</a> never had to deal with a broken arm again, it would be too soon.</p> <p>It’s been over two years since she first suffered the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hQ1DsJZ7dosMC0Wt813K6XPyO3o=/300x0:1920x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67045153/POST_Deiveson_Figueiredo01.00_06_28_13.Still001.0.jpg"> <small>Deiveson Figueiredo hopes to fly to Abu Dhabi and face Joseph Benavidez on July 18. | Jose Youngs, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4188/deiveson-figueiredo">Deiveson Figueiredo</a> is confident he won’t miss his UFC flyweight title bout with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/285/joseph-benavidez">Joseph Benavidez</a> on July 18.</p> <p>“Deus...

<img alt="Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hO7fM6J9-ktwZ5kl9V47kGyAjbg=/0x0:4410x2940/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67044400/1226031023.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal will meet in the UFC 251 main event Saturday. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images</small> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1125/ufc-251">UFC 251</a> results for the Usman vs. Masvidal fight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/R2DfcEsVn6q-w9FBxQDcmj-UrDw=/0x128:1496x1125/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67045205/Screen_Shot_2020_07_10_at_6.08.04_AM.0.png"> <p>Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are included in pre-order bonus.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> will be the official cover athletes for the upcoming EA Sports UFC 4 video game.</p> <p>They join fellow fighters <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/164/alexander-gustafsson">Alexander Gustafsson</a>,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/REWAGvzW5k0ryua4UuK7KwLj-pk=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67042924/141_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> undoubtedly has a lot on his mind right now in the wake of the tragic death of his father, and the UFC won’t add to his burden.</p> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away on July 3...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Qa5anXyXxUlhUXjpzl4RpXndtwA=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043237/243_Eddie_Alvarez_x_Dustin_Poirier.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>As soon as <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/54/eddie-alvarez">Eddie Alvarez</a> set foot on the beachside ring in Costa Rica, one thing became abundantly clear to him — there was no chance he was taking his fight to the ground.</p> <p>It was...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/AtHCSZrZLm71ayDL_kHpeJZp3Iw=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043523/126_Polyana_Viana.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A strawweight fight between vets <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4341/polyana-viana">Polyana Viana</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4165/emily-whitmire">Emily Whitmire</a> has been rebooked for an Aug. 29 UFC event after their initial pairing at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1095/ufc-248">UFC 248</a> was canceled. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QJskmQPxIPm72RvhuC10c9VNQZk=/0x78:1374x994/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67043637/Captura_de_Tela_2020_06_29__s_17.52.57.0.png"> <small>TUF Brazil winner Leo Santos competed in Abu Dhabi in his jiu-jitsu days. | Photo via Leo Santos</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1068/leonardo-santos">Leo Santos</a> competed in Abu Dhabi back in his jiu-jitsu days, and that’s one of the many bedtime stories his tells...