Fight Island Cards Announced

On the eve of weigh ins for this weekend’s event at the UFC Apex, Dana White dropped some news on their upcoming excursion at Yas island in July. Dana announced the cards for all 4 fights happening in the United Arab Emirates. The cards are loaded, especially UFC 251, which will kick off the series of fights on Yas Island on July 11th. Let’s take a look at each fight card across four dates in July.

UFC 251 (July 11th)

Starting off fight island with a bang!! Three championship fights, and a number one contenders fight on the main card! That’s an excellent start in Abu Dhabi.

Main Card

Welterweight Championship

  • Kamaru Usman (C) vs. Gilbert Burns

Featherweight Championship

  • Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs. Max Holloway

Vacated Bantamweight Championship

  • Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

Women’s Strawweight Bout

  • (1) Jessica Andrade vs. (2) Rose Namajunas

Women’s Flyweight Bout

  • Paige Van Zant vs. Amanda Ribas

Prelims

  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
  • Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Dan Henry
  • Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov
  • Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
  • Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo

UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Ige (July 15th)

The main event features the quick return of Calvin Kattar as he faces off against Dan Ige. Ige is eager to fight after being forced to withdrawl last weekend from his scheduled bout. The co-main event welcomes Frankie Edgar back to the octagon with his debut at Bantamweight against Pedro Munhoz.

Main Card

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz
  • Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
  • Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold

Prelims

  • Modestas Bukauskas vs. Vinicius Moreira
  • Molly McCann vs. Tailia Santos
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy
  • John Phillips vs. Dusko Todorovic
  • Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit
  • Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua

UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 (July 18th)

The vacant Flyweight title is on the line as Deiveson Figueiredo squares up against familiar foe Joseph Benavidez. Figueiredo won the bout against Benavidez for the vacant flyweight title in February, but wasn’t awarded the belt because he missed weight for the fight. Kelvin Gastelum makes his return to the octagon in the co-main event against Jack Hermansson.

Main Card

  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev
  • Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov

Prelims

  • Roman Dolidze vs. Khadis Ibragimov
  • Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani
  • Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez
  • Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Alexander Doskalchuk
  • Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till (July 25th)

The main card features some exciting bouts. The main event is Robert Whittaker returning to the ocatgon vs. Darren Till. The co main event has Shogun Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira locking horns. Also, Alexander Gustafsson makes his debut at Heavyweight taking on Fabricio Werdum.

Main Card

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
  • Mauricio Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • Danny Roberts vs. Nicolas Dalby

Prelims

  • Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
  • Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
  • Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

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