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New UFC 251 poster featuring Jorge Masvidal released

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the wake of Jorge Masvidal inking a deal to face welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, the promotion has also debuted a new poster for the event.

Masvidal joined the card in rapid-fire fashion after Gilbert Burns was forced out of the main event following a positive test for COVID-19.

In a matter of days, Masvidal came to an agreement with the UFC on a new deal, flew to Las Vegas to undergo his own COVID-19 test and now he’s en route to Abu Dhabi to face Usman on “Fight Island.”

On Monday, the UFC revealed the new UFC 251 poster featuring Masvidal in the main event slot as he seeks to win his first major championship in the organization.

Usman vs. Masvidal will headline the card, which will also feature two more title fights as Alexander Volkanovski takes on Max Holloway for the second time with the featherweight title up for grabs while Petr Yan and Jose Aldo will go to war to determine a new bantamweight champion.

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