UFC 251: Coby's Picks

The day we all have been waiting for has finally come, UFC 251 is upon us and what a card it is.

This is the first of three fight cards held from July 11th–July 18th all on fight island in Abu Dhabi. Jorge Masvidal is the cards hero as he stepped in on just six days’ notice to revive the main event. Although Jorge cut 20 pounds in five days, he seems to be nothing but game for his first ever UFC title fight.

Jorge is taking on UFC Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. This fight will go one of these two ways: Usman drags Masvidal around the cage and dominates him for 20-25 minutes or Masvidal defends the takedowns and puts the paws all over Usman. I don’t believe we will see very much action in the main event.

The other two title fights are Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo, which I get in to later in this, and the rematch of Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski. That rematch is going to be a standup war and has absolute fight of the night potential.