On Tuesday, the president of UFC, Dana Whiteannounced that a fight for the welterweight title between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will headline the undercard that will take place in Yas island in Abu Dhabi.
The champion feather-weight Alexander Volkanovski will face Max Holloway in a rematch in the main event. The third title fight will crown a new champion of bantamweight when Petr Yan is in front of Jose Aldo.
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Usman will defend his title against a team-mate and friend in Burns, who recently soared to number 1 contender after a win by decision ruling on the former champion Tyron Woodley. Immediately after, Burns asked for a title shot and now has been given his first opportunity at the gold, UFC.
As part of the news, Usman also signed a new agreement for six fights with the UFC.
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Meanwhile, Volkanovski will be with Holloway after his first match last December. That night, Volkanovski won a victory by a unanimous decision to give Holloway his first defeat in the featherweight from 2013.
Finally, Yan and Aldo face to crown a new champion of the 135 pound following the withdrawal of Henry Cejudo.
The rest of the main card for UFC 251 will include a rematch between former champion weight straw Jessica Andrade, and Rose Namajunas, as well as a confrontation with Paige VanZant against rising star Amanda Ribas.