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Video: First promo released for Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC 251 main event

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With the event taking place to christen “Fight Island” in less than a week, UFC 251 has a new headliner for the welterweight title.

After Gilbert Burns was forced to withdraw from his opportunity at the title following a positive COVID-19 test, Kamaru Usman will now defend against Jorge Masvidal in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.

While there are still a few hurdles to overcome, UFC president Dana White released the first promo for the new 170-pound title fight on Sunday afternoon.

In addition to the new world championship headliner, UFC 251 fill feature two other title fights will take place on Saturday night. For the featherweight title, Alexander Volkanovski will defend against the man he dethroned, Max Holloway, while Petr Yan and Jose Aldo will battle it out for the vacant bantamweight strap.

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