UFC 251: Usman vs. Burns – Date, start time, TV channel, live stream, card and venue for Fight Island showpiece – The Sun

A whole host of MMA matches will be taking place in July after the location was revealed.

It will be held on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, one of the Emirates most popular leisure, shopping and entertainment destinations.

In order to comply with public health regulations set out by the Emirate government, DCT Abu Dhabi will create a safety zone of ten square miles of Yas Island.

It will include an arena, hotel, training facilities and dining establishments.

This zone will only be open to UFC athletes and their coaches, UFC staff and other event personnel and Yas Island employees who will be necessary to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facilities.

When is UFC 251?

The pay-per-view UFC spectacle will be on Saturday, July 11.

This will be followed by successive fight nights on Wednesday July 15, Saturday July 18 and Saturday July 25.

What TV channel is UFC 251 on and can I live stream it?

BT Sport will be showing Fight Island exclusively from July 11.

You need to pay in order to stream via BT Sports so it will not be free.

What is the UFC 251 fight card?

The main card for UFC 251 is as follows:

  • Usman vs. Burns
  • Volkanovski vs. Holloway
  • Yan vs. Aldo
  • Namajunas vs. Andrade 2
  • VanZant vs. Ribas

What is Fight Island?

Fight Island is the name given to the island where the fights will be taking place.

UFC President Dana White said: “We came up with the idea of having fights on ‘Fight Island’ because we needed a destination to hold international events during the global pandemic.

"The infrastructure we are building will be such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fighters that’s never been done before – from the arena, the private training facility, and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an experience that none of us will ever forget.''

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