UFC 251 brings a stacked card of fights to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for the promotion’s inaugural “Fight Island” event, on Saturday, July 11, as the newly-crowned UFC featherweight champion makes the first defense of his title against the man he defeated to win it.
Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski produced the best performance of his UFC career to defeat then-champion Max Holloway at UFC 245 and capture the undisputed featherweight title. Now he faces his first test as champion – a rematch with “Blessed,” who is determined to take back the strap and return to the 145-pound summit.
Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated title rematch, UFC analyst Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy invites us into his “War Room” as he takes a deep dive into the matchup and offers his technical pointers ahead of the fight. Check out his pre-fight assessment via the video above.
UFC 251 takes place Saturday, July 11 (Sunday, July 12 local time) at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
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